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Crabbing (1 of 2)

Posted by
L'explorateur (Vancouver, Canada) on 21 January 2011 in Landscape & Rural and Portfolio.

Yesterday morning, at the pier at Jericho beach, Vancouver. It’s snowing pretty well. A man is seeking shelter behind the wooden stairs, while he’s waiting for his trap to capture some crab. In a word, he’s crabbing.


A caccia di granchi (1 di 2)
Ieri mattina, al molo presso Jericho beach, a Vancouver. Nevica abbastanza intensamente. Un uomo cerca riparo dietro le scale in legno, mentre attende che la sua trappola catturi qualche granchio. In inglese questa attività si esprime con una parola (crabbing) che tradotta suonerebbe come granchiando.
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Taken on Jan 20, 2011.
Scattata il 20 Gennaio 2011.

NIKON D90 1/60 second F/5.6 ISO 560 157 mm (35mm equiv.)

Becky from los angeles, United States

I love this composition and image - excellent.

21 Jan 2011 6:18am

@Becky: Hi Becky, thank you so much! It was pretty cold out there, but probably worth it :)

٭ ƸɼiϾ ٭ from Narbonne, France

with the description, all becomes clear now :-)
ty and have a good day

21 Jan 2011 7:29am

@٭ ƸɼiϾ ٭: The man was very silent. Just waiting to be done with the crab. It was not easy to spot the thin rope that held the trap. You can barely see it in the further left corner of the pier. It's orange. Thanks for visiting! :D

Veronique from Sarrouilles, France

j'aime beaucoup ton choix de mise au point, superbe ambiance

21 Jan 2011 8:22am

@Veronique: Merci beaucoup Veronique! I love this place in the morning. It somehow charges your batteries :D

SOUL AFLAME from The bosom of nature Canada &, United Kingdom

I loved my D90, an amazing camera and here you have put it to work with awesome result. Depth of focus is spot on concentrating on those middle wooden posts, allowing such a glorious bokeh tailing away to the distant vessel. The snow fall feels like a blizzard and the scene is alive with detail. First class.

21 Jan 2011 11:44am

@SOUL AFLAME: Hello Paul! Thank you for these beautiful words! I am so happy that you like it. Yesterday morning, walking down along the pier, I decided to leave this POV as the last one and I took the picture just before leaving. It felt so good. I myself felt so alive. Under the snow, in the cold, exploring!

Franz from Baden, Austria

i, too, love the use of focus here, as well as the difference in tonality caused by the snowfall! very convincing perspective, too!

21 Jan 2011 11:55am

@Franz: Hi Franz! Your great comment is very encouraging! It usually doesn't snow very long in Vancouver. Maybe a few hours. But when it does, everything it's even more beautiful. Even the pier! :)

Lougris from Toulouse, France

la pluie est l'acteur principal de cette image au cadrage très réussi !!:)

21 Jan 2011 12:23pm

@Lougris: Merci bien! Un commentaire merveilleux!

Letizia from BG, Italy

...che dire? I commenti che mi precedono hanno meravigliosamente espresso "la gran classe" di questa foto!
Mi resta un solo dubbio: quanto paghi per questi complimenti? : P : P : D

21 Jan 2011 12:48pm

@Letizia: Ciao Letizia! Grazie per essere passata! :) Non posso dirti quanto li pago, ma solo che il tuo è il primo commento spontaneo e gratuito, ah ah! :P

Olivier from Manage, Belgium

Excellent pdc...

21 Jan 2011 6:08pm

✿ Anina ✿ from Auckland, New Zealand

STUNNING!!! I love the tones and textures. GREAT composition.

22 Jan 2011 10:00am

NIKON D90
1/60 second
F/5.6
ISO 560
157 mm (35mm equiv.)

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