A detail from a drifting longline waiting to be set at sea... A longline consists of a main, relatively thick fishing line and, on this line, thinner lines are tied at ordinary intervals where at the end of each one is tied a hook. In drifting longlines (because there also exist set longlines) a buoy is also tied at regular intervals (e.g. every 3-5 hooks) to make the longline float and the hooks fish close to the sea surface.
The hooks when the longline is out of the water are nailed on the plastic surface of a wide bucket-like plastic barrel (actually this is what we see in the photo). They will be baited and thrown into the water. The longline when thrown will be left to drift with the currents and hopefully one or more swordfish will come, bite and be caught and taken onboard when the fishermen take the longline out (for more info and a relative picture see also the photo "Life and death in the Blue").
Note: The title of the photo is borrowed from a song of Joan Baez that I like very much... As I was looking at the hooks on that day I remembered that song thanks to the sparkles of light on their rusty surface.
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papagolf21 (89706) 2011-10-17 11:34
Bonsoir, cher Vangelis,
Je crois qu'en français, les pêcheurs appellent cela "palangrottes".
La présentation ne manque pas d'originalité et les crochets forment une sculpture étonnante.
Belle originalité d'ensemble.
jhm (143429) 2011-10-19 3:51
You shows us perfect it image of the fisher hooks all perfect on one row.
The title of the song of Joan Baez, I think a singer with a deep voice.
Qualitative picture, sharpness and clarity make this image nice.
Composition and presentation are pleasant.
Very well done, TFS.
francio64 (39675) 2011-11-03 14:59
un close up dal piacevole risultato grafico.
Forse avresti dovuto dare un pò di sharp in più.
quillo (11850) 2011-11-15 11:40
Hola Vangelis ...
Me gusta este encuadre cerrado de los anzuelos alineados en el corcho, es una imagen sencilla pero con el encanto de las cosas cotidianas vistas de cerca, con interesantes detalles que lo que normalmente no llama la atención.
Un abrazo y feliz noche.
* Con tu permiso hice un Workshop ... dando un punto de contraste a la foto.*
fabbs99 (16815) 2012-11-10 18:54
A very good Sunday Morning to you first of all and wish a great day ahead.I like this close up shot of the hooks and it was great to know about their usefulness in fishing.Very well done.TFS.
gus72 (3719) 2013-03-16 18:26
Hi Vangelis !!!
Thanks for commenting on my last photo.
Looking at yours....... this one caught my eye......it is so telling
your title is good...... also I like " tools of the trade "
The image is well focussed and showing true colours.
Greetings from Australia.
- Copyright: Vangelis Tzanatos (Vague) (307)
- Genre: Places
- Medium: Color
- Date Taken: 2011-07-00
- Categories: Daily Life
- Exposure: f/5.7, 1/50 seconds
- More Photo Info: view
- Photo Version: Original Version, Workshop
- Theme(s): Fishing [view contributor(s)]
- Date Submitted: 2011-10-17 10:02