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Let's go Fishing!

Posted by
Jerry (Tampa, United States) on 3 February 2007 in Sport & Recreation and Portfolio.

Here are some rods and reels ready to rent at the St. Petersburg Pier Bait House. Great place - I'll have several more shots from the Pier!

Canon EOS 30D 1/800 second F/5.6 ISO 200 26 mm

Dimitrios from ATHENS, Greece

nice crisp shot

3 Feb 2007 9:28am

@Dimitrios: Thanks Dimitrios!

Wayne from Melbourne, Australia

Lovely macro shot and I like its framing. I think leaving a space before the roads helps give add something extra than just a row of rods. Great job Jerry!

3 Feb 2007 10:01am

@Wayne: Wayne - thanks for the kind words!

Kaushal from Netherlands

Liked the angle on this one and also a really neat macro shot!Good job Jerry!

3 Feb 2007 10:08am

@Kaushal: Many thanks for the encouragement Kaushal!

Gentse Koppen from Gent, Belgium

beautiful shot

3 Feb 2007 10:35am

@Gentse Koppen: thanks for the encouraging words Gentse!

badala from Leiria, Portugal

Great shot.

3 Feb 2007 11:20am

@badala: Thanks!

Martine Lapointe from Québec, Canada

A very interesting subject (I like fishing) and nice perspective.

3 Feb 2007 1:02pm

@Martine Lapointe: De nouveau, je vous remercie gentillement mon ami !

Jen from United States

Very nice shot, I like it alot!

3 Feb 2007 1:42pm

@Jen: Thanks Lady jen!

Shuva Brata Deb from Hyderabad, India

The lighting in teh shop is a little soft for this shot---which is not giving enough sharpness and contrast.

3 Feb 2007 1:44pm

@Shuva Brata Deb: Much thanks Shuva!!! I do appreciate the direction!

Donna from Manchester, New Hampshire, United States

Love the perspective!

3 Feb 2007 2:06pm

@Donna: Many thanks for the kind words Donna!

seventhray from Wayland, United States

I think it's just fine the way it is! As been my experience with macro shots, if you are focusing close up on a subject the rest of the photo is going to be "soft" this is normal and as we can see one reel is in focus and is "sharp". In my opinion not every photo should be perfectly sharp and have perfect contrast that would be boring! Some photo's are made to have that "soft and mellow contrast" look. You did a fine job on this photo Jerry, very well done!

3 Feb 2007 2:07pm

@seventhray: Many thanks for the encouraging words!

Michael Zhang from New York City, United States

I like the repeating elements and use of depth of field. I think its sufficiently sharp, you can add some more contrast easily in any photo editing program. Great work!

3 Feb 2007 2:44pm

@Michael Zhang: Great - thanks for the contrast tip Michael!

Colour blind from Tokyo, Japan

Oh man those rods bring back memories of my fishing days. Great work I like the repetion shown in this photo.

3 Feb 2007 3:02pm

@Colour blind: Thanks for the encouraging words!

Bahare from Kermanshah, Iran

I never like fishing at all!
I saw your previous photo.It seems you are realy good in photography.

3 Feb 2007 3:39pm

@Bahare: Thanks Bahare!

Anne from White Rock, Canada

I agree with SeventhRay! Its just great the way it is. If you had wanted a shot that was crisp and sharp all over - then you'd do it by using aperture priority and stop down the lens. Or, slow that 1/800 of a second shutter speed in Shutter priority. There's pelenty of contrast on the shot as it is without more brilliant lighting. The reels are lined up so precisely and you've captured them at a perfect angle. Great Shot!

3 Feb 2007 5:00pm

@Anne: Thank you kindly for the encouragement!

Ee Yuing from Singapore

I like this! The close up of the details looks fantastic!

3 Feb 2007 6:32pm

@Ee Yuing: Many thanks for the encouragement!

Nick Passantino from Bronx, United States

Fantastic shot, Jerry. i like how you've captured this one.

3 Feb 2007 8:14pm

@Nick Passantino: I appreciate the kind comments Nick!

renee mudd from Denver, United States

focusing the reels on the bottom half of the frame adds some real weight to the photo.

3 Feb 2007 8:30pm

@renee mudd: Thank you Lady renee - I hope you are having a nice weekend!

Ahraht from Loures, Portugal

Please remember that a photography is a two dimensional abstraction of the 3D reality that we are used to. The camera is an instrument to create that abstraction, that illusion. This photo is great just because of that out of focus second and third rod, it tells you were the camera looked in first place, is technically correct, and is a great rendering of tones and colors.

3 Feb 2007 10:22pm

@Ahraht: Thank you for the tremendous comment - I do appreciate it!

Angry Buddha from United States

I gotta go fishing this year. Then again, I think I've said that for a couple of years. Nice work.

4 Feb 2007 3:23am

@Angry Buddha: Thanks for the kind words! EVERYBODY says they are going to go fishing ---- If you are too busy to go fishing, you are just TOO BUSY!!!!

Shiva from Kajang, Malaysia

Jerry.. this is a superb shot as far as i am concerned. It is an angular approach defines the amount of lighting needed for this composition. Lighting is superb!

4 Feb 2007 3:38am

@Shiva: Thanks for the comments Shiva! I was actually on my stomach in the street!

Soodabeh from Yazd, Iran

Nice shot jerry!
Hope you best weekend again!

4 Feb 2007 8:59am

@Soodabeh: Thanks for the comments Soodabeh!

Marc-André Paradis from Victoriaville, Canada

I like the repetitive pattern... Maybe a little more saturation, but it's a matter of taste.

4 Feb 2007 12:29pm

@Marc-André Paradis: I appreciate that tip Marc-Andre

benjamin from Singapore

lovely golden tone to the image. very smooth and pleasant feel.

4 Feb 2007 2:56pm

@benjamin: much thanks benjamin!

Damon Schreiber from Toronto, Canada

Another mysteriously great photo!

4 Feb 2007 9:21pm

@Damon Schreiber: Thanks again for the kind words Damon!

Still from Valence, France

Interesting capture!

4 Feb 2007 10:10pm

@Still: J'apprécie vos commentaires !

Prashanth from Bengalooru, India

nice details

5 Feb 2007 8:41am

@Prashanth: Thanks for the comment Prashanth!

Fred from Easton PA, United States

Nice shot, it has a nostalgic feel to it .

5 Feb 2007 12:03pm

@Fred: Thanks Fred!!!!!

Wendi Joi Photography from New Orleans, United States

I love the close up. Nice composition.

5 Feb 2007 10:18pm

@Wendi Joi Photography: I certainly appreciate the kind words Wendi!

aq from Milan, Italy

Wow! Very nice shot!

7 Feb 2007 9:21pm

@aq: I appreciate the kind words aq!

Petros from Greece

Atmospheric with nice colours Very good !!

8 Feb 2007 10:47am

@Petros: Thanks Petros - I appreciate the kind words!

Ivy C. from HKG, Hong Kong

Ahh Jerry you must be one keen angler based on some of your pictures via this platform. I too enjoy offshore fishing especially while I was then stationing in SYD,AU - miss it tremendously.

21 Oct 2007 5:58pm

@Ivy C.: Thanks Ivy! I grew up fishing and owned a bait and tackle shop for several years - always loved fishing!

Canon EOS 30D
1/800 second
ISO 200
26 mm