I never get tired of taking pictures of people fishing. I'm not sure why that is other than it's a common pastime where I live. Maybe if I lived in a landlocked region it would be farmers. Nevertheless, my favorite time to catch someone fishing is when the light is softer in the sky. I think that time also generates a sort of tension with the people fishing because if they only have a few minutes left. But I am clueless when it comes to fishing so take that with a grain of salt.
I took this while standing next to the fishing pier at Fort DeSoto Park in St Petersburg Florida. I have several shots from here, each a different composition. Just like the fishermen, I know the light is about to end so I'm working feverishly looking for different compositions. I try get as many different shots from my outings because there is a lot of effort in just getting here.
Maybe I was just projecting my own sense of urgency on the fishermen. Come to think about it, fishermen never seem rushed. If ever there were a group of people with time on their side its fishermen. Maybe that's the draw of it, it takes you outside the daily grind and allows you time to slowdown and think. Again, I don't really know but that's what I imagine.
Maybe these are just all questions that don't need to be answered and are just the product of too much coffee. I think its time to chill.
This is a panorama of Vancouver's Coal Harbour. I took this from Stanley Park one night and I wasn't alone. Not only is this a popular spot for photography, Vancouver has a lot of photographers. There were several other photographers out with their tripods composing their shots of this great city.
In this case I used three vertical eight-second exposures that I stitched together. I enjoy making panoramas with a full frame camera because of the amount of detail in the image. Whenever I print these I marvel at the smallest details.
One reason photography is so fun for me is because I get to go back and look at a scene in quiet contemplation. At the time there may be a lot going on and it's easy to miss things. But I tend to see more things later when looking at images. I'm like a chipmunk gathering acorns of time, holding them and then enjoying them later.
Anyway, I almost didn't take this photo because it's been done so many times before. But I'm glad I did, if for no other reason than I get to go back and enjoy the scene now.
A couple of weeks ago after some afternoon rain I drove up to Fort DeSoto Park to take photos. As I looked back I noticed this rainbow over the bridge. From where I stood it appeared to span about 8 miles from one side of the Sunshine Skyway to the other. To get this photo I took four vertical images, from left to right and stitched them together to form a panorama.
I have mixed feelings about this image. On the one hand the placement of the rainbow over the bridge is nice and if you look close there's even a double rainbow. If I didn't know better I might think it was photoshopped. On the other hand the scene lacks drama. That aside I decided to keep it as is, an image of a rainbow over the bridge without much drama.
With some images I take a lot of pains to simplify them in post production. I feel it's important to not have distractions in an image. This one however needed none of that, just water, sky, bridge and a rainbow. Sometimes images like this just demand to left alone because they have a voice all their own. In this case I suppose I have to agree with that.