The Fisherman gazes out at a pillar of light

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Comments (20)

someGuyinmasset on November 3, 2008

Great shot Kamaly, seems he's looking right at that bird.

diannemcd on November 3, 2008

Brilliant shot kamaly how much did you pay him to sit there for you, and he is missing out on the bottom bird....up there with the best, Dianne

kamalyn on November 3, 2008

Thanks, Guy and dianne! Yes Guy - probably hoping hte bird doesn't drop in for a visit!

Dianne - he's a experienced model, and gladly poses for free, no matter what the weather. You might recognize him from another angle that wasn't really his best side. :)

diannemcd on November 3, 2008

Kamaly that is fantastic. Just love it.

Sue Allen on November 4, 2008

I had to laugh when I first opened up this photo, as I was so intently gazing at it, as it's quite mesmerising, and then I wondered what on earth it was which was prodding him in the back of the pants, and it'll never guess.....the pointy hand, of my cursor, which had happend to land on his 'butt' when I opened the picture. I had to laugh, really I did!! I thought for a moment it was part of the photo, and I was more intrigued than ever!! Silly me!!

Really though, this shot is so fascinating, what is he staring so intently at, was it the bird, or something else? We'll never know, and I find that frustrating and magnetic at the same time.

Not to mention the beautiful black liquid line of the silhouette, and the gorgeous ethereal light in the sky, and you have a winning combination. A real stunner, which gets a Y* from me.

Well done, Kamaly

Kind regards, sue

Steve Paxton on November 4, 2008

great use of black and the lovely delicate sky.

jayzoe on November 4, 2008

Love this one Kamaly, well done.

kamalyn on November 4, 2008

thanks very much jayzoe, steve, and Sue ! Because I'd already posted a shot of the statue last week, I hadn't planned on staying here for sunset - I was on my way somewhere else for the Moon-planets show. But when I saw the sun pillar, I didn't end up going any further. Sue - thanks again for your great stories and comments. They always sure add to a photo! Check out the link up above, which has a few other links with info on this statue.

It's a memorial to fishermen from Gloucester who've been lost at sea over the centuries, and BnP also has a few shots posted, including a view from the front of the statue, and one of the first of the ten plaques around it.

MoMof4 on November 5, 2008

Great siluette with wonderful background!

Greetings from Connecticut, Barbara

kamalyn on November 5, 2008

Thanks Barbara! Cheers!

Jean Gregory Evans on November 6, 2008

Another wonderful photo! Love the silhouette, really nice. I like the title and how you explain it all in your comments above.

I have a silly question, can someone post a photo for someone else in a contest, of course with their permission. Can someone take someone else's photo and post it for them? I hope I said that correctly.

Thanks, Jean

kamalyn on November 6, 2008

Thanks about the photo, Jean! It was pretty cool to see.

In answer to your question about the NPC, the answer is: I don't know! Obviously it wouldn't be OK if it was someone who didn't want to enter. But is it because someone wants to enter, but doesn't know how? (I'm thinking perhaps Flees?) In that case, perhaps you could make an entry, then the person could come back and just do a 'Reply with quote' and edit out the quote boxes. Then you could edit your entry to remove all the text. Of course, perhaps the simpler way would be to make the entry but clarify at the beginning who the entry is from,and then make a comment about it in the NPC comments thread. Others will be sure to let you know if it's not OK, LOL.

Dann Cianca on November 10, 2008

Okay, okay ... now I feel like fishsticks.


kamalyn on November 11, 2008

Thanks, Dann! :)

Aluisio Ribeiro 2 on November 29, 2008


D.R.Lamont on January 4, 2009

I saw this statue on our news last night, I missed the story to with it though.

kamalyn on January 4, 2009

Thanks oisiulA - even though a tiny bit late!

And good eye Don. Unfortunately, another fishing boat out of Gloucester caught fire and quickly sank this week-end, and both men on board were lost. The sad problem with a memorial like this is that the types of events it memorializes will be with us, well, as long as men go down to the sea in ships - which is Always.

steandeb on February 2, 2011

great shot kam!have seen my gallery statue phots?

kamalyn on February 3, 2011

Thanks Steve! I've visited your Illuminated Man shots often. Quite a nice series!

steandeb on February 15, 2011

i love this photo!

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Photo details

  • Uploaded on November 3, 2008
  • © All Rights Reserved
    by kamalyn
    • Taken on 2008/11/02 17:34:24
    • Exposure: 0.005s (1/200)
    • Focal Length: 60.00mm
    • F/Stop: f/13.000
    • ISO Speed: ISO200
    • Exposure Bias: -0.33 EV
    • No flash