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Photo-a-Day  (Friday, 2nd November, 2012)

Fishing


Fishing
Sunday fishing on Worthington Lakes.

Photo: Dan Highton  (Canon EOS 500D)
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Comment by: Joe on 2nd November 2012 at 01:52

Nice photo Dan, but i,m a regular around the lakes and i haven,t seen the water that colour in 10 years, in fact i,ve never seen it that colour.

Comment by: Ernest Pyke on 2nd November 2012 at 04:16

The fishing rod is somewhat smaller than that used on L & L canal. You`d need a huge rod to reach the other side !
For an aerial view of these lakes refer Album, Places, Worthington.

Comment by: Ernest Pyke on 2nd November 2012 at 04:38

There`s an aerial view of Kilhey Court in New Gallery, Aerial photos with Worthington lakes in foreground,

Comment by: Mick on 2nd November 2012 at 04:59

Not a single duck maybe they dont like it when the waters blue.

Comment by: Lizzie down under on 2nd November 2012 at 05:45

What a belter!!! The blue of the lake is stunning. Everything is just perfect, well done Dan, excellent!!!! Cheers.

Comment by: Janice on 2nd November 2012 at 08:37

A lovely photo Dan and fairly unusual to have a landscape in portrait format - works extremely well.

Comment by: Billy H on 2nd November 2012 at 10:27

Ernest, Why not just sit on the other side from time to time,

Comment by: Ernest Pyke on 2nd November 2012 at 13:42

Billy H, I`ve never fished and my comment was meant jokingly.
Mick has made comment previously on P-a-D of fishing comp. with long rods `why not fish on other side`.
Janice, expected you to comment re the blue colour of the water - surely this photo has been `touched up`?

Comment by: Dan on 2nd November 2012 at 14:17

Ernest - I can say there is absolutely no "touching up" or photoshop work on this. It's straight from the camera which had a CPL filter on as it was a sunny day.

Comment by: Helen on 2nd November 2012 at 14:19

I live by the North Sea & I can vouch for the colour of that lake....when the sky is blue the sea is blue, when the sky is grey or worse, the sea reflects a threatening sky & is devoid of any colour, yesterday it was black...no joke !

Comment by: Gary Marsh on 2nd November 2012 at 14:38

Blue sky - blue water. Reflection. I very often saw the water appearing that colour on a sunny day.

Comment by: Ernest Pyke on 2nd November 2012 at 15:22

Dan, I apologise, did you see this colour? Joe said he`d never seen it and must have been there on sunny days.

Comment by: Neil Rigby on 2nd November 2012 at 20:16

Janice, "portrait format" is generally more suitable with CPL filters to keep the angle-of-view small, as the effect of the filter over wide/wider angles can be variable. Even if this is not the reason with today's photo, I agree with you that the presenation of the photo is very effective

Comment by: Kevan Taylor on 2nd November 2012 at 20:35

Perhaps the colouring is as a result of the same effect as the "Blue Lake" in Mt Gambier South Aust. The lake actually changes colour over the summer months "from a steel grey to cobalt blue". Google Mt Gambier, the shade of the colour changes depending on cloud cover yes but compared to the brown colouring of the other lake(s)in the same volcano,it's magnificent

Comment by: Jean F (Wales) on 2nd November 2012 at 21:46

Quiet.peaceful afternoon....Bliss.

Comment by: Jean F (Wales) on 2nd November 2012 at 21:50

November already! Where did october go?? scary !

Comment by: Lizzie down under on 2nd November 2012 at 22:26

I to can vouch for the colour Helen. We live by a reservoir and yes when the sky is blue the water is also blue, greyish sky today so the water is grey. So you got the right day for your shot Dan, well done! Cheers!!

Comment by: Lizzie down under on 2nd November 2012 at 22:33

Just to say the blue lake in Mt Gambier is actually blue. If you take a sample the water is blue so I've been told by experts. I will not swear to that Kevan, may be you could delve a little deeper. Cheers!!!

Comment by: Janice on 2nd November 2012 at 23:24

Neil, thank you for your comment re the polarising filter - very helpful to us beginners. I use one quite often as most of my photographs are taken at mid - day when the light can be quite harsh. I must make a determined effort to get up and make full use of the 'golden hours'.

Comment by: Mick on 2nd November 2012 at 23:27

I spend more around Worthington lake than I do with the missis and Ive never seen it so blue with my naked eyes.

Comment by: Ernest Pyke on 3rd November 2012 at 03:13

Mick, you are in agreement with Joe on not seeing this very blue colour. I suspect it`s to do with the camera, what say you, Dan?

Comment by: Lizzie down under on 3rd November 2012 at 04:28

November always gets me in a tizzie as now I know there are only weeks to Christmas!!!! Shopping for the grand kids and all the big kids!! Oh the pressure!!! Yes it is scarey Jean I totally agree with you!! Cheers.

Comment by: Mick on 3rd November 2012 at 15:10

Ernest you can get a similar effect by sticking quality street wrappers in front of the camera.

Comment by: Dan on 3rd November 2012 at 19:21

The blue might have been more saturated because of the filter I use. If you have a look at this pic taken on the same day you can see how blue the sky is which reflects in the water and perhaps the position of the sun also influences the colours. http://www.danhightonphotography.co.uk/p1021138309/e482e1958

Comment by: Skeets on 3rd November 2012 at 21:47

It's to do with the amount of LIGHT in the sky - hence why the SKY is blue and of course the colour of the sky will be reflected in the water.
It's to do with LIGHT passing through water droplets etc.

Comment by: Ken R on 3rd November 2012 at 22:40

I didn't want to leave a comment but, I am sat here after reading all the comments and I am just shaking my head.

Comment by: Mary K on 4th November 2012 at 18:09

Hi Ken, I know what you mean, Never read as much BUNKUM in my life.

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