Fishing for Bass

I was down on the beach at first light this morning and, unusually at this time, I was not alone.  A fisherman was out in the surf casting for bass.  He didn’t catch anything but as we were chatting, I suggested it wasn’t really about the fish though was it?  To be out here at dawn surrounded by all this beauty, ‘No’ he agreed, it wasn’t about the fish.  If he caught anything it was a bonus and I feel pretty much the same about my photography.  If I get a picture it’s a bonus, as it was this morning, thanks in part to my new friend the fisherman and a rather impressive medium format Phase One 645 DF camera, a P45+ digital back and a Schneider Kreuznach LS 28mm f/4.5 Aspherical lens but more about all that another time.  For now, I hope you enjoy the picture.  I certainly enjoyed taking it. ;-)

Fishing for Bass 2 frw

28mm f/11 4 sec. ISO-1oo

By the way, my new site, is progressing nicely up the page rankings thanks to all your visits.  Please keep visiting though, I’ve a little way to go yet.  Just click on the logo and take a look around the site, you’d be most welcome. ;-)

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58 responses

  1. A fabulous photo! So rich in color and sharp.

    October 12, 2013 at 9:24 pm

    • Thank you John.

      October 13, 2013 at 8:18 am

  2. oureverydayadventures365

    Reblogged this on Everyday Adventures.

    October 12, 2013 at 9:26 pm

  3. oureverydayadventures365

    Lovely shot

    October 12, 2013 at 9:41 pm

    • Thank you and thanks for the reblog.

      October 13, 2013 at 8:17 am

  4. Wonderful colour and composition. Your new found friend was in just the right place :-)

    October 12, 2013 at 9:55 pm

    • Thanks David. Unusual for me to have people in my pictures but I was willing to make an exception for the bass fisherman. He was a great old guy, beard, sou’wester hat, the works. I noticed he had a bucket with him to carry home his fish but it was such a tiny bucket, I’m sure he wasn’t planning on catching a whole lot, just wanted to be out there fishing.

      October 13, 2013 at 8:16 am

  5. It’s crazy beautiful, Adrian! Wonderful!

    October 12, 2013 at 11:02 pm

    • Thank you very much Scott.

      October 13, 2013 at 8:11 am

  6. Teresa Blay


    October 12, 2013 at 11:27 pm

  7. Fantastic shot! Great news about the website.

    October 13, 2013 at 3:09 am

    • Thank you Gunta! :-)

      October 13, 2013 at 8:10 am

  8. nice picture. I still have two very fine 645s from back in the film days… just bring me memories these days.

    October 13, 2013 at 4:18 am

    • Thank you Shimon. How lovely to have those cameras even if you don’t use them these days. I imagine you slotted a film cartridge where today you attach a digital sensor. I’ve really enjoyed my outings with the 645 these last few days.

      October 13, 2013 at 8:10 am

  9. I love the peace and tranquility this shows.
    A whole beach to yourself at that time in the morning must be an amazing feeling :)

    October 13, 2013 at 10:55 am

    • Thank you Angi. It is lovely to be on the beach at the time of day, swept clean by the tide, the sand is devoid of all footprints and so inviting.

      October 13, 2013 at 12:49 pm

  10. Such wonderful clarity and light. The colors are just spectacular!

    October 13, 2013 at 11:49 am

    • Thank you Lemony. I’m glad you enjoyed the picture.

      October 13, 2013 at 12:50 pm

  11. Cloud violets-beautiful as always.

    October 13, 2013 at 12:32 pm

    • Thank you Elena. I appreciate your visits very much.

      October 13, 2013 at 12:51 pm

  12. Breathtaking!

    October 13, 2013 at 2:24 pm

    • Thank you Sonja, much appreciated. :-)

      October 14, 2013 at 8:24 am

  13. poppytump

    Beautifully pure …. carpe diem ….
    Lovely feeling to this ChillB.

    October 13, 2013 at 3:12 pm

    • Thank you Poppy. I was lucky with the weather, those clouds were a bit on the heavy side. :-)

      October 14, 2013 at 8:25 am

  14. You have captured such an intense blue, beautiful.

    October 13, 2013 at 9:25 pm

    • Thank you! :-)

      October 14, 2013 at 8:25 am

  15. What a wonderful scene, well done!

    October 14, 2013 at 2:48 am

    • Thanks Phil!

      October 14, 2013 at 8:25 am

  16. Remarkable image, Adrian. Enjoyed looking at your new site and I’m pleased to hear it’s progressing nicely.

    October 14, 2013 at 11:39 am

    • Thank you Simon and thanks for taking a look around the site.

      October 14, 2013 at 12:20 pm

  17. I certainly enjoyed the picture. Wonderful colours and strong composition, both of them transcending the mood of the place at the early morning.

    October 14, 2013 at 1:05 pm

    • Thank you very much Otto. It was nice to have a figure in one of my pictures for a change. The fisherman certainly lends a sense of scale to the scene.

      October 14, 2013 at 2:09 pm

  18. Eeek! A digital back for a medium format camera. Jealous! And I want to hear more…
    It is so much about the being there, but lucky us to get a taste of it too, thanks to your great eye and excellent workmanship.

    I love the scale of your lone fisherman (no pun intended) :-) in this gorgeous landscape.

    October 14, 2013 at 5:34 pm

    • Thank you Karen. The fisherman was concerned about getting in the way of my picture but I was very grateful to him. He really did lend scale to the scene. I will be posting more about the camera in the next week or two.
      It is often said, and rightly so, that it’s the photographer and not the camera that makes the picture etc etc but if the photographer happens to have a medium format camera with a 40 megapixel digital back handy when he or she is making that picture, it really is a big plus. :-D

      October 14, 2013 at 7:35 pm

  19. had an extensive nose around your sales site – very polished – well done and good luck with it.

    October 14, 2013 at 5:55 pm

    • Thank you Scott. Much appreciated.

      October 14, 2013 at 7:36 pm

  20. Cold and powerful, yet warm and inviting all at the same time. You captured the scene perfectly. Gorgeous!

    October 14, 2013 at 7:46 pm

    • Thank you Robyn! :-)

      October 14, 2013 at 8:01 pm

  21. What an absolutely stunning photo, Adrian. Quite a bonus, indeed. :)

    October 14, 2013 at 8:49 pm

    • Thank you Sylvia! :-)

      October 14, 2013 at 8:58 pm

  22. Beautiful shot, Adrian. I’m guessing that has to be Trebarwith again, judging by the shape of that rock out in the bay.

    October 14, 2013 at 9:33 pm

    • Thank you Andy. Yes I was down at Trebarwith again. I really do love that beach. :-)

      October 16, 2013 at 9:07 pm

  23. So beautiful, I feel the early morning chill :) Waking up with the sun is such a pleasure.

    October 14, 2013 at 11:09 pm

    • Thank you Marina. It is indeed so lovely to welcome the day like this. :-)

      October 16, 2013 at 9:07 pm

  24. Beautiful!

    October 16, 2013 at 8:56 pm

    • Thank you Hans!

      October 16, 2013 at 9:08 pm

  25. Could not have said it any better, “To be out here at dawn surrounded by all this beauty” and then to get a shot like you did above is just a perfect way to begin a day…

    October 22, 2013 at 9:20 pm

    • Thank you Randall. It really was a good start to my day. :-)

      October 22, 2013 at 10:40 pm

  26. Nice one

    October 23, 2013 at 10:27 am

    • Thank you very much!

      October 23, 2013 at 10:34 am

  27. Stunning.

    November 11, 2013 at 1:02 pm

    • Thank you Elena! :-)

      November 12, 2013 at 7:49 am

  28. Awesome shot Adrian, it’s sharp, crisp, good lighting, and lots of mood but to have a bass fisherman in it may never happen again. I checked out your website and it is looking pretty good. I apologize for taking so long to respond to your post – I’ve been under the weather these past several weeks but doing pretty good now. Keep the magnificent picture coming.

    November 13, 2013 at 1:29 am

    • I’m sorry to hear you’ve not been well James. Glad to hear you are on the mend. Thank you for the comments. I thoroughly enjoyed having the medium format camera to play with. :-)

      November 13, 2013 at 7:07 am

      • Your photos look good “Great”

        November 13, 2013 at 2:08 pm

  29. Wonderful capture!

    November 13, 2013 at 7:52 pm

    • Thank you Tracey! :-)

      November 13, 2013 at 8:13 pm