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Early Fisherman and the Goose
Early Fisherman and the Goose

Photograph Information Photographer's Comments
Challenge: Rule of Thirds III (Basic Editing)
Collection: 2007
Camera: Konica Minolta Maxxum 5D
Lens: Sigma 70-300mm f/4-5.6 APO DG Macro for Minolta
Location: Virginia
Date: Apr 22, 2007
Aperture: F18
ISO: 100
Shutter: 1/4
Galleries: Animals
Date Uploaded: Apr 19, 2007

RSE 2006
- Shadow Contrast +25
- Convert to TIFF

- Histogram (15,1,230)
- Brightness & Contrast : Clarify +1
- Rotate Left .40
- Crop
- Histogram (15,1,220)
- Resize
- USM (.50,100,10) +luminance
- Border
- Save as JPG

What a fun outing! I went down to the river at sunrise and planted myself on a rock outcropping. The shad are currently running so there were fishermen all over the place. Traditional rod/reels, flyfishing, even saw a guy casting a net. The birds were fishing also. Herons all over, and watching the osprey dive into the water and come out with a fish was AWESOME! Geese, various ducks...fun, fun, fun. :D

I do wish I had a little longer reach than 300mm. Much of the activity seemed to be on the far side of the river.

I waffled back and forth between this shot and one of a fly fisherman "shooting a line". I like the flow of the water in this shot better and the hint of sunlight. Not really happy with the overall aspect ratio of this (cropped some off the bottom for meeting ROT) as it seems a bit narrow. Cross my fingers. :)

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05/03/2007 08:17:48 PM
Very pretty. I love the early light shining on the rocks and the trees. The cool white tones of the water help bring out the goose a little bit too. Nice!
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 Comments Made During the Challenge
04/28/2007 06:33:30 AM
nice photo but the prevailing lines in this (shore of the stream) are dead center. I see the fisherman and goose close to the opposite thirds, but to emphasize them more I would have recommened cropping them a little to highlight them more - and you may have been able to get the water away from dead center
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04/28/2007 05:37:17 AM
That's an interesting composition, but I think that the DOF is too broad, leeding to a pic a bit too busy.
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04/26/2007 10:01:42 AM
Great sense of place, and moment.
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04/25/2007 01:03:27 PM
Couldn´t see the fisherman right away and actually probably never had if it weren´t for the title.
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04/25/2007 04:49:43 AM
what is the picture about the water, the goose, or the fisher man?
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