In this blog series I am telling the stories of 100 of my favorite images, how I came to be there, what it was like and why I still enjoy the image. For image 19 of the series I am looking at an image that shows the similarities between photographers and fisherman!
17 July 2010. Mallabulla, Port Stephens NSW. Australia
I think that landscape photographers have so much in common with fisherman and not only because people fishing are usually my only company at dawn or dusk! Fisherman set out and cast their lines then wait patiently for a bite, if they are lucky they will be able to reel in a beautiful fish that can become a great meal when properly prepared. Photographers are very similar, we set out to a place where there might be a great image to be made, set up our equipment and if we are lucky there will be great light that we can capture. If the capture is carefully edited then it becomes a great image to savor. Just with recreational fishing, the enjoyment comes from the act of casting your line out and even if the light does not materialise you can return home fulfilled.
I made this image on a cold, clear and non-descript day. There was no specific reason for heading out other than the need to enjoy my hobby but on this day I was lucky and I was presented with great light on beautifully still water in Port Stephens. With careful editing I was able to create a stunning image from this one trip out to cast my line in.
Creating fine prints is my favorite part of photography, sharing the ultimate expression of an image with someone who will cherish it for years to come brings me great satisfaction. If you would like to purchase a print please contact me, prints from this series start at just $100.