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Pier Bait House

Posted by
Jerry (Tampa, United States) on 4 February 2007 in Cityscape & Urban and Portfolio.

Here is the Bait Hose on the St. Petersburg Pier.

Canon EOS 30D 1/60 second F/8.0 ISO 200 17 mm

Jonathan from Driffield, United Kingdom

Looks all alone. Plenty of nice colour around the bait house finished of by the soft blue sky, nice.

4 Feb 2007 7:43am

@Jonathan: Thanks Jonathan!

Makoto from Sapporo, Japan

Beautiful sky. Nice image. Were you able to catch the fishes?

4 Feb 2007 8:32am

@Makoto: Thank you makoto! No fish on this day - just photographs!

nicolas from Paris, France

Nice one :)

4 Feb 2007 10:09am

@nicolas: Vous remercier mon ami !

badala from Leiria, Portugal

Fine tones and detail, excellent!

4 Feb 2007 10:12am

@badala: your encouragement is appreciated badala!

Dimitrios from ATHENS, Greece

this a perfecr setting, well done. Imagine it with a person in it? eg a man and a dog, a child with a parent.

4 Feb 2007 10:16am

@Dimitrios: Thanks Dimitrios! You are the 2nd one to offer the same tip - thanks!!!!

Chris Sullivan from Melbourne, Australia

Nice one Jerry, almost looks surreal like one of those pier-scenes from The Sopranos. The way it stands alone and the quaint architecture really make for a striking image. Nicely done mate!!

4 Feb 2007 10:52am

@Chris Sullivan: Your kind words of encouragement are appreciated Chris!

shiqi from Singapore, Singapore

really pretty skies! (: and the colours that make up the entire picture just makes me feel like going fishing. haha.

4 Feb 2007 12:07pm

@shiqi: Much thanks for the encouragement shiqi!

persentio from Singapore, Singapore

Love this picture! It even looks like CGI because it has such great colours and clarity... The gorgeous skies are a great addition to the picture, evoking a nice feel of a good day out by the pier. Well done. :)

4 Feb 2007 12:22pm

@persentio: I appreciate the kind words persentio!

Anne from White Rock, Canada

Lovely shot of the Bait House Jerry! It's so peaceful and quiet, not even a penguiin in sight! :-)

4 Feb 2007 12:27pm

@Anne: Thanks for the kind words Anne! Much appreciated!

Laurie from New Jersey, United States

This looks like a really quaint little place. I love things like that. We have lots of little bait and tackle places scattered around NJ. I've never thought to photograph them. They are always unusual and do make for great subjects.

I visit your blog but don't always have time to comment. You have really great photos and it seems like you are enjoying life as evidenced through the photos you post.

I left a reply to your question about my son on my blog. Thanks for asking about him. Hope all is well with your son in Iraq. Stay in touch, it's nice to hear from people who can relate to what it's like being a parent of a soldier during these times. My son goes over to Iraq in a few weeks.

4 Feb 2007 1:40pm

@Laurie: Much thanks Laurie!!! I hope you got my email!

Jen from United States

Very nice shot! I love the colors and the sky is absolutly gorgeous!! I miss the beach!!! : )

4 Feb 2007 1:44pm

@Jen: I appreciate the encouragement Jen! Come to the beach and see us!

Kaushal from Groningen, Netherlands

Nice work Jerry! Beautiful colours!

4 Feb 2007 1:52pm

@Kaushal: I appreciate that Kaushal!

Alfredo J. Martiz J. from Tokyo, Japan

Really cool shot Jerry, I liked the perspective, the lighting and I believe it is a relly nice place, lovely details!

4 Feb 2007 2:03pm

@Alfredo J. Martiz J.: Thanks Alfredo - it is an extremely popular place!

Wayne from Melbourne, Australia

I agree with Alfredo...your perspective's great and everything's perfect in the photo...very clean, great colours and that sky is fantastic! Great one =D

4 Feb 2007 2:14pm

@Wayne: Thanks for the encouragement wayne!

MontereyJohn from California, United States

Nice! Composition and light are just super.

4 Feb 2007 3:39pm

@MontereyJohn: Thanks for the kind words John!

Nick Passantino from Bronx, United States

Jerry, another great shot here. It's too bad that this bait shack didn't have any business while you were shooting it.

4 Feb 2007 4:04pm

@Nick Passantino: Thanks for the kind words Nick! Yeah, I had several shots with a person or 2 around - thanks for the tip!

Francis from Hong Kong

Nice light with a beautiful sky. I also like the perspective.

4 Feb 2007 4:12pm

@Francis: Thank you for the kind words Francis!

Dileep from Toronto, Canada

Very nice shot. The colors are vibrant. Is this in Tampa Bay? I remember going here on my vacation. Great place to see beautiful sunsets.

4 Feb 2007 5:24pm

@Dileep: Thanks Dileep! Yes, this is Tampa Bay. This pier is in downtown St. Petersburg.

Martine Lapointe from Québec, Canada

Nice perspective and beautiful!

4 Feb 2007 9:00pm

@Martine Lapointe: Vous remercier mon ami !

Damon Schreiber from Toronto, Canada

I'm not sure what it is about this photo... but it's very striking! The composition makes this little shack look monumental - like the Parthenon or something.

4 Feb 2007 9:19pm

@Damon Schreiber: Very kind - thank you!

M.E. from Encino, CA, United States

It's such a nice day for fishing! Look at that sky, it's so blue and the Pier Bait House looks so inviting... where are the people? How'd you manage to take this one? Tips, pls. :)

4 Feb 2007 9:39pm

@M.E.: Much thanks for the kind words M.E.!

Still from Valence, France

A fine place apparently! :-)

4 Feb 2007 10:10pm

@Still: Merci pour les mots gentils mon ami !

bronzebilly from cardiff, United Kingdom

great sky--sharp detail--billy

4 Feb 2007 10:20pm

@bronzebilly: Much thanks for the kind words!

Lazy Aussie from Australia

that's nice J

5 Feb 2007 12:42am

@Lazy Aussie: thanks for the comment...

Matt from Portland, United States

Beautiful! I love the angle, great shot!

5 Feb 2007 12:49am

@Matt: Thanks for the kind words Matt!

Michael Zhang from New York City, United States

Very calming colors. I like the warm light from the left. The line of balloon on the right is eyecatching as well.

5 Feb 2007 12:52am

@Michael Zhang: Thanks for the comment Michael!

Donna from Manchester, New Hampshire, United States

Love the shot Jerry :)

5 Feb 2007 2:49am

@Donna: thank you kindly Lady Donna!

Kody Whiteaker from Pullman, United States

This is a nice shot, however theres a few things id like to comment. the sky was well timed and processed. I don't like the edges though. the pepsi shade cover and the tree branches just enough in the picture to be distracting.... I would suggest moving a little forward or even a few steps back to include them in the picture as content. I dont know if you had any control over this pic but i wouldve tried to move that white stand a little to the left to get it out of the way of the opening to the fishing shop or you move, one of the two.
Another thing that is mostly just your preference, but people love to see people. i like the lonliness of the shop but the way you timed the picture with the lighting, it feels like it's missing that crucial human element. maybe even something as slight as setting up the shot for some body walking by in a motion blur shot. just a thought.
overall: 6/10

5 Feb 2007 3:49am

@Kody Whiteaker: Great suggestions Kody! I appreciate the input!

Ken McCoy from Orlando-Daytona Beach, FL, United States

The wide angle makes the sky seem very expansive -- nice shot!

5 Feb 2007 3:54am

@Ken McCoy: Thanks kindly Ken!

Stu from Kyoto, Japan

Love this Jerry. So quaint. The sign doesnt really bother me at all.

5 Feb 2007 4:35am

@Stu: Thanks kindly Stu! Very observant!

Pero from Kyoto, Japan

Looks really peaceful. Great work.

5 Feb 2007 11:56am

@Pero: Much thanks Pero!

Josie Soho from Noho, United States

I really like the perspective on this shot. I'm also a fan of photos without people. It's not necessary for me to see a human subject. The place wouldn't be in existence without one.
I'd be hesitant to move something to get the shot. I don't think moving that stand would have given way to a better view and it gives some depth to the image.

Nicely surreal . I like it just the way it is.

8 Feb 2007 8:01pm

@Josie Soho: much thanks for the encouragement Josie - I really appreciate it!!!!

Daroru from Osaka, Japan

I really like this shot - as Chris Sullivan and Josie Soho said, something surreal about it... very evocative, lots of mood... a picture with a story.

11 Feb 2007 2:37pm

@Daroru: I certainly appreciate your kind words!

eddie from United States

great documentary photo.....

6 Apr 2007 4:13pm

@eddie: thanks eddie!

Canon EOS 30D
1/60 second
ISO 200
17 mm