I can’t remember for the life of me exactly where this was taken…other than Paris of course, but it was just another one of those daily life scenes that grabbed my attention as I went strolling on by, or ‘over’ in this case.
Being that this is the Seine River which runs through the city, I can only assume he was angling for…oh, I don’t know…maybe some tiger shark, possibly swordfish, or maybe even some tuna?? I’m not a fisherman myself, so, you know…just taking some wild guesses. :) Hopefully it wasn’t anything too big, or that line was going to make for a quick disappearing act! No expert here, but don’t you actually have to hang on to the pole?
Thanks for stopping in for a look.
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Royaldevon (43909) 2014-01-23 4:02
Ha! Ha! Jason, I just love it!
Maybe it wasn't baited and he was just angling for compliments!
Excellent composition, with the riverside separation line creating two very different textures, either side. The rod makes a diagonal across the frame, whilst the 'fisherman' creates a curious focal point.
This is very different!
My warm regards,
lousat (98285) 2014-01-23 4:28
Hi Jason,a very common scene but the choice of point of view makes the difference! Truly beautiful the perspective,and truly great the quality of details and colors,but i don't know the quality of the fish swimming in these waters..ehehe.have a nice day and thanks,Luciano
rbassin (24343) 2014-01-23 4:30
une composition intéressante, et bien cadrée avec originalité, la séparation verticale avec un léger biais est dynamique.
Une scène très agréable.
Subhogen (4067) 2014-01-23 5:15
That is a fine 'overhead' shot. Looks like he is taking a break after catching a tiger shark:-)
I like the way you have framed this photo, showing just a little bit of that river. Fine textures and detailing on the cobbled shore. Good observation and well taken, thanks for sharing.
timecapturer (49288) 2014-01-23 5:17
Good Day Fine Sir
thought I would return the polite greetings in your last critique. Now that's out of the way, how you doing you old corndog! Has that fluebee bug left you yet? I expect you are basking in full sun and upper 80's temps aren't you?
Love this seagulls eye view of potential targets, I only say that because on my recent trip into Littlehampton, and the large dollop that landed on my dome whilst photographing Wendy Ann. Supposed to be lucky, I know.........
I do like this shot though, it is well thought out and has a strange idyllic tranquillity. It has a real charm about it and perfectly balanced lines which make it both compelling and arty. Well done mate!
Yes you are supposed to keep hold of your rod when getting a nibble!
I can tell from your commentary that you are a long way from the old briney - Tuna? now that is just in-seine! :-))) Greetings from Trench Foot land.
Sergiom (89267) 2014-01-23 5:34
J'ignore si je mangerais un poisson pêché dans la Seine, surtout rendu à Paris. Mais pour passer un bon moment tout en regardant autour, c'est parfait.Un point de vue remarquable et un cadrage qui parle.
Giustiniani (3632) 2014-01-23 5:38
amusant comme pov, une photo aussi originale qu'agréable. Très réussi.
ikeharel (79161) 2014-01-23 7:10
Cropped nicely the frame, to concetrate only on the main subject, Jason.
A scenery over the bank of the Seine, from the promenade along. The color of the water is very real.
holmertz (59750) 2014-01-23 8:49
This is a great composition of a kind I like very much. Pictures from straight above often make ordinary places look surprisingly new and different. The low wall divides the view very elegantly along a diagonal, splitting it into one half dominated by the flat stones of the cobbled street and the green water. The angler and his equipment is the focus of attention but the surroundings are also well worth watching, for instance the many fine colors of the stones.
cornejo (47266) 2014-01-23 11:57
Hi Jason, very good shot to take this great photo of this interesting scene of the fisherman in the big city, with good sharpness, light and colors, very good and interesting job very well done, congratulations my friend, thanks for sharing this nice work .
Good afternoon and happy weekend.
Best regards from southern Spain.
EstudioChispa (2178) 2014-01-23 12:23
Timeless, evocative, essential, and metaphorical -- this shot has it all!
As a seafood lover, I can only hope that fishing is as old as humanity itself. Here, only the accoutrements reveal modernity -- the hat, rod, and buckets -- and they only hint at the era. The paving stones are a much stronger statement of era, and they say only "some time in the last two or three millennia!" Top that off with the water -- which has just enough movement in the surface detail to know this is a river, the ultimate metaphor! -- and you have a shot that would merit publication and display.
Well done, sir!
ourania (51103) 2014-01-23 12:24
I'm not patient enough to fish but fishermen and anglers are really favourite subjects for photographs. It's a waiting game and if you observe them for a while, you'll see they have many tricks for resting their rod so they are able to walk over to fellow anglers and have a chat and a look at their waters and catch:) I like very much the original and graphical way in which you are presenting this familiar daily life scene. Your composition is simple and elegant, everything in it is important and interesting. You have captured fine textures and moody colours as well as a playful sense of mystery. Congratulations and thank you!
All the best, have a lovely day,
Kamilutka (8107) 2014-01-23 14:16
nice idea to take photo of this fishing man from above. The whole composition has been smartly divided into two sections. Great colors and sharpness.
Thanks for sharing
carlo62 (55716) 2014-01-23 15:40
un pov originale, che permette di avere un punto di vista molto diverso per un pescatore.
Mi piace il taglio verticale e la suddivisione creata dallo scalino del molo, il pescatore e la sua canna, sono posizionati perfettamente.
tatadalou (7459) 2014-01-23 21:44
I think I've never seen fishermen in Paris ! Really good POV, the division of the frame between in three vertical strips looks very graphic.
adidas5nb (5743) 2014-01-23 21:52
thats a very nice pov.really like how the frame is divided.love the fishing elements.great framing.
mcmtanyel (29668) 2014-01-23 22:00
You forgot about whales and dolphins. Actually, there are critters called river dolphins but I understand they don't live in Europe.
Interesting POV, I like the colors and textures.
krzychu30 (15512) 2014-01-24 0:16
as a fan of different conspiracy theories I ask you what if he´s not here for fishing?:)look at him-
he´s looking definitely for beautiful women around:)
so that´s my theory:)
But seriously-really excellently noticed and executed scene!This is the kind of photography I like so much as it evokes momeries of some nice moments we experienced during our trips.
The POV is just great here!
Have a great weekend my friend
PS.my new lens is on the way,so I hope next week I´ll take my first pictures with it.
danos (103212) 2014-01-24 9:32
well chosen the vertical format with the waterfront to be placed perfect in the frame with the correct ratio.The existence of the lonely fisherman and the superb light and colour management,enhance the beauty of the scene.
fabbs99 (17179) 2014-01-24 20:36
Spectacular shot of the man involved in angling.Nice image with excellent high pov, sharp with good details, well saturated colors and nice composition. Well done. TFS.
macjake (73059) 2014-01-24 22:16
so was he actually actively fishing at this exact moment? just allowing the pole to lay there? hmmm...I wonder how easy it would be to have it being pulled by the fish over the ledge! haha
I like these strange perspective shots, our brains struggle to figure out how the lines work in relation to the man standing upwards...its tweaking my brain :)
Wonder how this same photo would look with a twist, twisting the ledge so its angled instead of straight up and down? just a thought.
see you around!
mirosu (16273) 2014-01-24 22:47
Very unusual view of the fisherman but I like it. I am sure he has not seen you, this makes the photo a very good candid shot. The arrangement in portrait format works very well here. I also like the two different patterns, the walkway stones and the water separated excellently by white board line.
Wish you a very nice weekend.
jhm (160917) 2014-01-26 2:10
You took these picture out of the height , maybe a candid shot of the fisherman.
You took this wonderful picture with the half cobblestones and the half of the river.
This cares for an excellent composition.
Very well done, TFS.
Have a nice Sunday,
Hanssie (10886) 2014-01-26 2:48
Love that view, an amazing composed picture !
PaulVDV (32695) 2014-01-27 20:04
Very good view from above. Excellent composition.
I like the diagonal line of the fishing line across the line of the quay.
Best regards, Paul
Noel_Byrne (33726) 2014-01-28 1:06
So I see you bring your balloon chair on holidays too? I hope that doesn't get you over your weight limit on the place. Although, I guess you could just float to France on it, but might be a bit unnerving over the Atlantic!
I read your note and instantly, I just pictured the tentacles of a giant squid coming out of the water and grabbing the man, wrapping him up and leading to the best riverside fight Paris has ever seen.
Thoughts for a new movie brewing....hmmm, le Giant Squid
All the best
Gigidusud (21247) 2014-01-28 2:13
Une scène originale à Paris bien capturée avec un excellent POV et un cadrage bien pensé. Bravo!
Bonne semaine mon ami!
nikkitta (17068) 2014-01-28 11:50
Je peux t aider, le lieu es ...un quai...
Moi aussi j aime la bas me promener, pas vu des pecheurs , mais oui en ete les gent prenant qq ch assises sur ses bords
Super creative and original capture taken with an original POV
Buena captura de nuestra admirada ciudad
KristinsCamera (2384) 2014-01-28 17:43
hey jason ~
i like the simplicity and pov of this shot. the colors are really pleasing to me with the pattern of the cobblestones and the texture of the water. i like that you've caught this guy, looking distracted ... what on earth could be more interesting than fishing? ;)
enjoy the evening ~
jemaflor (103639) 2014-01-29 10:39
Interesting result with this original pov, good idea, The composition is well balanced with the fisherman in a focal point of the view, tfs.
Cricri (126732) 2014-01-30 9:40
Amusante note :-) une vue plongeante comme si tu était au dessus du pêcheur, bon cadrage, partie de l'eau et des gros pavés, je n'y connait rien du tout a la pêche ni dire les endroits ou il y a du poissons, chez moi il y en a qui pêche sur la Meuse, je me dit a chaque fois que l'eau est sale et du coup le poisson ne doit pas être frais
PS) tu sais qu'en Suisse il fait meilleur qu'ici chez moi en Belgique, là bas l'air est sain, ici c'est humide, du coup le 8 février je vais au Tyrol en Autriche, mais ma préférence est quand même le soleil :-)
chrislo (4097) 2014-02-03 9:31
Great daily life scene that you've almost turned into a work of minimalist modern geometric art, by simply dividing the picture by the edge of the kerbs into two equal surfaces. Even the fishing rod is nicely positionned in a diagonal across the frame. The inclusion of the fisherman in blue adds further interest to the scene. Nicely done.
Didi (60590) 2014-02-03 22:42
Very interesting scene from a good point of view
Seine fishes are not good for eating :)
COSTANTINO (70202) 2014-02-05 1:48
lets go fishing just now
my favorite hobby is the fishing
excellent and original point of
view showing this man form another
place I liked the blue of the sea
and the truly fantastic perspective
have a nice evening
delpeoples (59846) 2014-02-11 3:40
How's my favourite American Dirtbag going? Hope all is well with you and yours.
I really like this composition. A great POV, an artistic look at this most artistic of cities, great blocks of colour and eye for daily life details. I would really love to see this in B&W. As much as I love the colour, I'd love to see you get all Bresson on us with the monochrome.
Thanks for sharing, have a great day
adores (46417) 2014-02-17 3:10
Fantastic pov! You captured all the details in a very different way and the graphism is excellent!