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An afternoon fishing along the Battery sea wall here in Charleston, SC.


Considering the image:  I did a late afternoon run on my favorite run route along Murray Boulevard on the Battery here in Charleston, SC.  As I was running I noticed this couple out fishing and just generally enjoying each other’s company and the beautiful day.  After returning to the Wellness Center and showering, I returned to the the spot to see if I could get a photo or two of the many people fishing along the harbour sea wall.  Lucky for me, these folks were still out fishing.  She was humming and clapping along to a church hymn that I can’t recall the name of.  I loved the hats.

Making the photograph:  I wanted to isolate the couple as much as possible so I used the EF 80-200mm f/2.8L at 200mm and stood back just enough to get a decent frame with enough room to adjust the crop to 8×10 in post processing.  As usual with street and scene photography, I set the camera to aperture priority (A), and used f/5.6 in order to provide a little separation from the harbour and distant shoreline, yet leave enough focus that the water is recognizable.  Post processing was simply conversion to black and white, some contrast, sharpening and a tritone.  I added a bit of vignette to further place the attention on the couple.

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Written by Brian Fancher

May 12, 2010 at 6:18 pm

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