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Cold Warm Water

I found this lone oyster fisher the other day. I played with Photoscape and pressed backlight.  I love the silvery but speckled appearance it gave the water. It is deceiving though because the change makes the scene look very cold though it was probably around 15 degrees.  The water temperature is still very warm too I heard recently. 

 


Cold Warm Water

I found this lone oyster fisher the other day. I played with Photoscape and pressed backlight.  I love the silvery but speckled appearance it gave the water. It is deceiving though because the change makes the scene look very cold though it was probably around 15 degrees.  The water temperature is still very warm too I heard recently. 

 


comments (21)

  • Ray
  • Thailand
  • 9 Nov 2012, 01:13
I imagine the PEI locals regard the water as "warm" if they cannot walk on top of it, Mary!

Its a fine image.
Mary MacADNski: I don't think that's the case. The Gulf Stream keeps us with warm waters compared with our neighbours on the east coast of NAmer.
You did a very nice job with this Mary! I like the silvery too!
Mary MacADNski: Thanks very much.
  • vintage
  • Australia
  • 9 Nov 2012, 06:28
Great work
Mary MacADNski: Not many boats left on our waters. Most have been taken out of the water for the winter.
  • Ginnie
  • Netherlands
  • 9 Nov 2012, 07:59
It gives the fisherman an idyllic silhouette, Mary!
Mary MacADNski: Looks quiet and peaceful, eh.
  • Chris
  • England
  • 9 Nov 2012, 08:30
Silvery but very pleasing Mary - experiment more!
Mary MacADNski: I find that most times I experiment, the photo doesn't look natural. That is very good in some instances and not so good in others.
  • Helen
  • United States
  • 9 Nov 2012, 10:02
This is a great silhouette shot. Fishermen make great subjects!
Mary MacADNski: I agree. I love the oyster fishers with their unusual silhouette because of their tools of the trade.
  • Chad Doveton
  • Where latitude and longitude meet.
  • 9 Nov 2012, 10:18
You are right Mary, it is deceptive.
Mary MacADNski: Looks cold,eh.
A wonderful capture Mary, love the sense of vastness and tranquility.
Mary MacADNski: I liked the sence of tranquility too. Thanks.
The beauty of the twiddle Mary. Nothing is quite what it seems smile
Mary MacADNski: It was more tranquil looking without the adjustment.
  • Alan
  • United Kingdom
  • 9 Nov 2012, 12:56
It has worked well. I hope you got a good catch for dinner that evening.
Mary MacADNski: This was not me but I do have a good ongoing supply of oysters.
  • Lisl
  • England
  • 9 Nov 2012, 13:14
It looks very natural, Mary
Mary MacADNski: This is the way it is done here, an old fashioned method. If you are interested, come back and look at one of the videos, I have linked, for Graeme.
I've never seen how they fish for oysters, Mary. Is this typical?
The backlit treatment works very well here; good job!
Mary MacADNski: I have linked three videos for Graeme. Have a look. They are very interesting.

I have used backlighting at other times effectively but it changed the feel of this photo very much.
So, you've fallen prey to the twiddling virus, eh, Mary? Great result with this one, so keep at it!
Mary MacADNski: I sometimes play around a bit.
It's effective Mary, I like the silvery water! smile
Mary MacADNski: It looks much colder though.
The backlight can be very useful in some circumstances and this looks like one of them. Nice result Mary
Mary MacADNski: I like it in some circumstances but I'm not sure about this one.
Glad to hear you are still using Photoscape Mary, the preset certainly worked with this image.
Mary MacADNski: I like backlight in some instances but I am not sure about this one.
Good shot Mary
Mary MacADNski: Can you imagine, out of the woods and fields.
A wonderful silhouette in the silvery Mary! Well done.
Mary MacADNski: Not as much a silhouette when using the backlight.
If I were a fisherman then this is where I'd fish, Mary. Our oyster fiheries on the Essex coast are traditional but carried out with dredges and bigger boats. (in decline, though and threatened) I can't make out how this bloke is catching them, though, Does he have some sort of net, or dredge, between his poles?)
Mary MacADNski: They are fished with tongs. Here's a little video about oyster fishing. I chose it because you get a look at the tongs close up.
http://www.acadievivante.ca/en/Ressources/506

Here's a short one from my area but it is not as informative.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NPGT9pXFYTY

Here's another if you are still interested. It is the best overall. I hadn't seen any of them till now.:
http://www.dailymotion.com/video/x625sg_everything-you-wanted-to-know-about_travel
Thanks, Mary. Absolutely fascinating. I'll do some research and try and find out if the tong method has ever been used here. (Love the music as well, more research to be done!)
Mary MacADNski: Good to know because the shortest one, from my area, came with two background music choices, I chose correctly.
essexlife.e2bn.org/cof.htm might be interesting comparing oyster fishing.
Mary MacADNski: address doesn't work.

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