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fishermen on batticaloa beach | by springm / Markus Spring
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fishermen on batticaloa beach

these fisherman lived in a village swept away by the tsunami. their resettlement area is 3km far away (plus crossing the lagoon by boat), but they still come to their old place to fish in the sea. knowing that their families are now safe from further waves is a great pacification for them. Of course the trauma still lives on in them and expresses itself in their eyes, their behavior...

 

raw file converted in raw therapee without sharpening, converted to black&white in gimp, added local contrast enhancement and USM sharpening

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Taken on November 1, 2007