Published in “Cameracraft” specialty camera magazine.
My image of the Chinese fisherman and his cormorants at dusk was chosen for publication in the specialist Camera Magazine as a double page spread this month.
The text reads as follows:
One of the best-known iconic photo opportunities for the well-travelled lens, the Chinese fisherman and his cormorants on the Li River, China, was captured by Sue Black in one of the best images we have seen of this subject.
Sue, from Queensland, used the Sony A7R with new 16-35mm ƒ4 Carl Zeiss lens to produce detail which would once have demanded rollfilm. The articulated rear screen of the camera, acting like a waist level finder, allowed her to compose and time the shot (using the USB remote release) while resting the camera on a rock just above the surface of the water. With the lens at 18mm and wide open at ƒ4, a shutter speed of 1/125th was fast enough to freeze the moment but allow just a hint of natural movement to the foreground cormorant’s wing. ISO 800 is effectively grainless for the beautifully graded
evening sky. http://www.sueblackphotos.com