Paul Bradley  

Let's Go Fishing by Paul Bradley

November 2023 - Let's Go Fishing

November 2023 - Paul Bradley


About the Image(s)

I have always enjoyed photography and I have always enjoyed fly fishing. Now I get to combine the two for November Digital Dialogue Group. The area that I live has always been known for outdoors activity and fly fishing is one of the outdoor activities that draws a big following. This months photo is titled “Let’s Go Fishing”. The photo was shot in my garage studio using Light Painting with a still life subject. The settings were 25 seconds, F16 and Iso 64.
(As the Administrator, I added a 2 pixel stroke to the image to separate it from the black webpage).

This round’s discussion is now closed!
7 comments posted

Judith Flacke   Judith Flacke
Brilliant! Love it! Light painting is just SOOOO effective and here it is perfect. No idea what the long object is (rod?) but I don't care. Just beautiful objects, done beautifully!   Posted: 11/02/2023 06:55:10

Hoshedar Cooper   Hoshedar Cooper
Super image Paul. The yellow in the fishing reel contrasts beautifully with the darker table and the reel itself. I also enjoyed the size contrast of the baits it the rod and the reel. Just one question why the low ISO, as the subjects are all static? Would you be able to achieve similar results with a higher ISO( say 200) and lower exposure time? Trying to learn and understand.   Posted: 11/06/2023 11:31:01
Paul Bradley   Paul Bradley
Thanks for your comment Hoshedar. I always start taking photos with my native ISO setting of 64. With the new Mirrorless cameras I can start with a base ISO and adjust from there with changing the ISO or adjusting exposure compensation. I can also adjust the other settings. I will look closer at the other settings with this image.
With light painting I always start in dark room and direct my artificial light where it exposes the subject where directed. The lighting creates contrast that I like to use and emphasize with shadows. I don't think bumping the ISO up 200-300 units would change the effects that much but I will experiment on that concept. Perhaps others could comment about this as well. I like your thoughts on this..   Posted: 11/06/2023 17:17:57

Tom McCreary   Tom McCreary
The lighting, the depth of field and the composition are all excellent. I tried light painting once and it did not turn out well. Seeing what you and Judith have accomplished will have me trying again. These colder dark days will be a good time to try something new. I really like the image, and would not change a thing.   Posted: 11/11/2023 13:25:54
Judith Flacke   Judith Flacke
:)   Posted: 11/15/2023 05:09:05

Barbara Mallon   Barbara Mallon
Wow! Your yellow stroke and the fishing line really grab the viewers attention! I like the composition and the darkening surrounding the reel and flies. The dark table really sets it off. Very impressive!   Posted: 11/11/2023 23:18:03

Gaetan Manuel   Gaetan Manuel
The subject, the texture of the table wood, the lighting, the composition, well everything perfect for a nice picture!   Posted: 11/16/2023 10:21:02