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Fishing for the Sun

Fishing for the Sun
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Copyright: Fred NEF (Freddie) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1285 W: 104 N: 1157] (6359)
Genre: Places
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2007-12
Categories: Daily Life, Humorous, Nature, Transportation, Artwork, Decisive Moment, Friends/Family, Experimental, Nocturnal, Mood
Camera: Canon PowerShot A640, WC-DC58N 0.7x
Exposure: f/4, 1/320 seconds
Photo Version: Original Version
Theme(s): Sky light, Manila Bay Sunsets [view contributor(s)]
Date Submitted: 2008-02-20 2:37
Viewed: 3968
Points: 102
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
Catching the Sun :)
This old man looks like he's catching the sun. Trying to prevent time from passing. Trying to not let the sun go down on him :(

Don't Let The Sun Go Down On Me

I can't light no more of your darkness
All my pictures seem to fade to black and white
I'm growing tired and time stands still before me
Frozen here on the ladder of my life

Too late to save myself from falling
I took a chance and changed your way of life
But you misread my meaning when I met you
Closed the door and left me blinded by the light

Don't let the sun go down on me
Although I search myself, it's always someone else I see
I'd just allow a fragment of your life to wander free
But losing everything is like the sun going down on me

I can't find, oh the right romantic line
But see me once and see the way I feel
Don't discard me just because you think I mean you harm
But these cuts I have they need love to help them heal

Music by Elton John
Lyrics by Bernie Taupin


Actually, he's really fishing in the busy Manila Bay :) I just added the fishing line towards the sun, using ellipses and selection with some erasures :)

Model: Canon PowerShot A640
Exposure Time: 1/318
F-Stop: f/4.0
Focal Length: 10835/1000 mm
Metering Mode: Pattern

Software: Adobe Photoshop CS3
1. use ellipses to create the fishing line
2. crop
3. add vignette
4. resize and sharpen
5. resize for TL

Quote of the Day:
"Just as a fisherman cannot catch fish unless his line is in the water, a wildlife photographer cannot shoot great wildlife images unless he or she is out there with camera in hand and the knowledge of what to do then the 'magnificent moment' occurs." -Percy W. Harris

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To shelbeesmom: Thanks!Freddie 1 02-20 20:22
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Hi Fred,

Well this sun will never go down.

Lovely moment captured, great placement of the fisherman and very pleasing presentation.


Hello Freddie :o)

Wonderful shot to illustrate the song of Elton John (my preferred singer since a long time ;o)
Thanks for this excellent job ... and song ! So warm colours and nice silhouettes, bravo !
Greetings my dear friend

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  • juyona Gold Star Critiquer [C: 2585 W: 1 N: 425] (10173)
  • [2008-02-20 3:05]

Hola Fred,
hermoso y atractivo trabajo,
excelentes tonos y detalles.
bello pov y presentación...

this is a nice mood picture, but I don't really like the color of the frame. Lovely picture.

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  • Jong Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 428 W: 0 N: 273] (3168)
  • [2008-02-20 3:10]

stunning sunset and i like your ppl, dark area at the boarder and brightness at the inner. very well done, Fred

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  • moli Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1349 W: 256 N: 2110] (13344)
  • [2008-02-20 3:29]

Hello Fred.
Wonderful capture. Very effective to catch a sun. Great image. Great point of view.
My compliments,.
Janek Kloss

Hi Fred,
Very nice idea,composition,light....beautiful photo.Congratulation.
Best regards,

Compliments for this wonderful shot with fantastic colours.

Spectacular POV Freddia!
An amazing concept well executed and presented.
The vignette effect around the sides seems to enhance the scene.
Great artistic work!
- Vincent

LOVE the song Freddie! And I love how this guy looks as if he is "fishing for the sun!" Marvelous tones, nice control of light! Intense saturation! Makes for a grand shot!

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  • Adri Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 520 W: 26 N: 1877] (12221)
  • [2008-02-20 9:31]

Hello Fred,
What an environment full photograph is this; almost romantic! Beautiful colours en a good pov.
Greetings from Holland,

Hi Fred,

Beautiful capture of this splendid sunset. I like very much this composition and the colours. TFS

Best regards,

Hello Freddie.
Good catch, haha. It looks the sun israther heavy for the fishing gear.
Splendid sunset picture. good done.

I like it very much I hope we could prevent time pasing by freezing time in good events make them last for ever, but it is not posible but your photo the song and what you wrote is marevelous.



no words it is great

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  • wieyos Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1094 W: 43 N: 2059] (9118)
  • [2008-02-20 17:06]

Hi Freddie,

beautiful photo & artwork.nice warm colour of the evening....yeah, looks like he's fishing the sun. the vessel reminds me of the other postings.


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  • nova Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2441 W: 250 N: 873] (8693)
  • [2008-02-20 19:51]

Wow! This is absolutely wonderful.A dream picture! The colors are so beautiful.Great sharp photograph with a nice and perfect frame.Bravo!

great shot, it looks like the fisherman is fishing the sun.. lovely warm color, well compose,thanks for the note as well.


Hey Fred
Very well captured with all the colors & details in the sky...
A warm glow..dreamy effect
A very nice crop and style of framing!!!

John T

Hi Freddie,
This is beautiful with reddish/orange glow from the sky. The silhouette is well defined and the pp work is to be commended. I can't wait to go back! Greetings, Danilo

Hello Fred,
Beautiful sunset shot.
Lovely colors and mood.
Nice silhauttes with that fisherman. TFS

Hi Freddie:
A great sunset here with beautiful rich colour and the silhouettes are fantastic especially the fisherman and his line..... I love the note as well ....thanks for this gem....Roman;0)

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  • ayse51 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2092 W: 144 N: 2110] (27563)
  • [2008-02-22 0:30]

Hi Master of Sunset photo,
again amazing sunset.Perfect clarity and colours.TFS.Necla.

Hello Fred,

Absolutely fantastic shot! Colors, bright, light, frame... It's all perfect!
Congratulations! TFS

on friday

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  • c_rapp Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 933 W: 14 N: 1331] (7535)
  • [2008-02-24 12:10]

What an incredible pov here. Love the colors and the capture like he truly is trying to catch the sun! Gorgeous!! TFS

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  • Ramdan Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 688 W: 31 N: 1408] (5765)
  • [2008-02-24 17:22]

Hi Freddie,
I loved your composition here, Freddie. Very creative and interesting indeed. Loved the colors, too.

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  • glint Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 593 W: 3 N: 545] (3785)
  • [2008-02-24 17:50]

hello Freddie,
a great title that perfectly suits the shot.I like the silhouette and the darkened edges of the picture.

Hi Fred!
Nice view,very moody.

Hi dear friend,
amazing from all points of view!!!
Great title for it. I love the angle of shot, the idea and
everything about the tones, textures, DOF and POV in it.
All my congrats!
Best wishes,

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  • philip Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 222 W: 31 N: 186] (1350)
  • [2008-02-27 21:48]

Wow what a gorgeous shot! The fishing pole seems to go on forever..great PP! Very soothing photo

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  • Janice Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3204 W: 262 N: 7964] (34497)
  • [2008-02-28 1:09]

Well positioned fishing line Freddie.
But what awesome colours you have here. I love your composiiton and your dark corners too.
Well done

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  • gnada Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2538 W: 70 N: 4788] (22221)
  • [2008-02-28 7:05]

Greetings Fred...
Excellent shot... It's really perfect... - nice post...
Beautiful atmosfere...
Beautiful captured and colors!!
Rgd. George

Hello my friend...

First the picture is excellent!
Second to the music it is wonderful!
third, I suppose that he didn't get to fish that immense ship.
Only warm colours and nice silhouettes, angry!
Congratulations for the beautiful show Fred

Ciao Sérgio

Beautiful sunset Freddie. Excellent composition and silhouettes, with stunning colors.

Well done,

Hi Fred,
A sunset with a difference. The sunset is without doubt beautiful, but it's the added interest of fisherman and the boat on the horizon that sustain the interest in the image and create a reflective mood.
Best wishes,

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  • puffy Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1540 W: 114 N: 2985] (16653)
  • [2008-03-02 3:09]

Hi Fred,

Lovely shot, very nice colours and composition, great atmosphere, so relax and the sunset is so beautiful! :D well captured

:) ltr on Sunday

HI Fred,
Wow.what a beautiful sunset here,nice color and good silhouette..
Really beautiful my friend..
Good job.


Thanks for your nice comments on my "Brunei Army"

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  • Beger Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3311 W: 1066 N: 5188] (23042)
  • [2008-03-02 20:06]

Hi Fred,
This is an awesome photo! The add of fishing line makes the the interest of this photo.
Brilliant idea so well rendered with your very good PP work. Congratulations! Annie

Hi Fred!

Beautiful view, wonderful colours. I like the dark edges. Beautiful silhoette.

God job!

Hey Fred

What a wonderful scene caught in the very right moment.
Besides the content the pp shows great feeling for the 'bit more'.


Very beautiful ( colours, compo, ... ) and fine PP work Fred
and I do like the song too :-)


I am glad that there are such a good photographers like you. Besides just looking/enjoying the photos, I get ideas from them, to make my paintings. Is something wrong with it? One day, I hope in the near future, as I say in my "Intro" I will surprise you with a good photo. Meanwhile, I am enjoying yours. This one is outstanding. I do not have to say you why, because you already know it.


Hello Fred,

I can only say that I really enjoyed gazing at this shot!
It holds thoughts, memories and imaginations!


Kind regards,
Bev :-)
Many thanks for your warm comments on 'A rush of steam!'

haha ang galing ng timing Fred! mahusay! and i love the song btw.

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  • AJ786 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 743 W: 57 N: 1045] (6681)
  • [2008-03-31 5:06]

Hi my friend,

An amazing shot with silhoutte and beautiful tones of the sunset. Excellently composed with good POV.



winner shot ito bro! ang galing!


Terrifically composed shot, with gorgeous colour.

really fantastic work. excellent treatment. just amazing, always in awe at your work.

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  • dareco Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1672 W: 16 N: 832] (15528)
  • [2008-06-09 1:41]

WOW! A truly amazing picture. Perfect timing beautiful colors! TFS and have a great day!

Very nice picture and funny for the effect you've created! Like the colors of the sunset very much, they are amazing!

Hi Freddie,
This is a beautiful photograph and you have catpured one beautiful sunset. I am going to be very partial to this picture being a a fisherman! Excellent composition!!

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  • jods Silver Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 21 W: 0 N: 101] (578)
  • [2009-11-03 11:29]

Bonsoir Fred,

C'est une photo d'un couché de soleil exceptionnel.
J'adore le pécheur qui essaie de piquer le soleil au bateau.
C'est très symbolique.


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