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    Bank Fisherman with Hat on Pole

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    Bank Fisherman with Hat on Pole

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    Re: Bank Fisherman with Hat on Pole

    Hi Karm,

    Very nice sharp image, but personally I'd like to see more space on the right. The rod seems cut off, but more importantly
    I'd really like to see what the guy is looking at. It seems he's looking too far out of the frame, for me.

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    Re: Bank Fisherman with Hat on Pole

    I'm not sure what is level here; and suspect I would prefer some clockwise rotation to get the far bank straight. Even if that means the foreground is at an angle.

    Otherwise, a nice peaceful scene.

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    Re: Bank Fisherman with Hat on Pole

    Hi Dave. I wanted to focus on the fisherman. Including the entire rod would have forced me to also extend the picture's left side. Nothing wrong with this but it's not the picture i wanted.

    Bank fishing is relaxing. Many people who bank fish throw their line out and allow their mind to drift. The subject in my picture is probably not looking at anything in particular. He's probably thinking about how he hates his boss or how he has to talk his wife into allowing him to buy a little boat so that he doesn't have to sit on a bank fishing while being pestered by half-ass, amateur, photographers.

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    Re: Bank Fisherman with Hat on Pole

    Hi Geoff. I tried that and I didn't think it works. His chair is leaning left because his chair was leaning left.

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    Re: Bank Fisherman with Hat on Pole

    Quote Originally Posted by Karm Redland View Post
    Hi Geoff. I tried that and I didn't think it works. His chair is leaning left because his chair was leaning left.

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    The chair being on uneven ground is inconsequential, but the water on a slant is unnatural.

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    Re: Bank Fisherman with Hat on Pole

    Quote Originally Posted by Designer View Post
    The chair being on uneven ground is inconsequential, but the water on a slant is unnatural.
    But if you level the water the fisherman is teetering on the brink or is that drink in his case?

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    Re: Bank Fisherman with Hat on Pole

    Quote Originally Posted by Shadowman View Post
    But if you level the water the fisherman is teetering on the brink or is that drink in his case?
    Since it's all the same picture, I don't see how the chair will be "teetering" anywhere. Just more straight actually.

    But you just go ahead and believe that this pond is actually a slow waterfall if you want to.

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    Re: Bank Fisherman with Hat on Pole

    Jim and Geoff, you're right. My screw-up. Here's the correction.

    Bank Fisherman with Hat on Pole

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    Re: Bank Fisherman with Hat on Pole

    I don't do people much so don't have a whole lot to say. I do like the composition. The second version corrected for level looks more natural to a critical eye. Not sure it matters content wise.

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    Re: Bank Fisherman with Hat on Pole

    Nice shot, Karm. I often take pictures of people fishing around here too, and wonder whether or not to include the whole length of the rod. Probably just need a wider computer screen lol. This dude seems to have the rod upside down... or is that the local style?

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    Re: Bank Fisherman with Hat on Pole

    Thanks Dan.

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    Re: Bank Fisherman with Hat on Pole

    Hi Greg. I wanted to focus on the fisherman and his hat. Adding the full length of his pole would have forced me to stretch the size of the image and change the picture's focus. The fisherman is using a closed face reel. I never use this type of reel because they always seem a bit flimsy to me. I have noticed that people using closed reels often position it so that it's above the rod as opposed to below it. Why don't you post some of your fishing pictures?

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    Re: Bank Fisherman with Hat on Pole

    Bait-casting reels are closed-face, are mounted on top of the rod and the line-release is thumb-activated.

    Spinning-reels are open face/use a stationary bail, are bottom mounted on the rod and line-release is controlled with the index finger.

    Two different types of reels for different purposes.

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    Re: Bank Fisherman with Hat on Pole

    Thanks Paul. I always wondered about the position of these reels.

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