At Streamside

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At Streamside

Carolyn M. Fletcher level-deluxe 4/18/2005 2:53:24 AM

Very nice!!! I know you like to fish, so it's perfect for you! #237842

Janet L. Skinner 4/18/2005 3:13:12 AM

I bet you are glad to be out again, Bob!! Great shot! #1263659

Carla Metzler 4/18/2005 3:18:58 AM

Great shot, Bob! #1263669

Stephanie Lyons 4/18/2005 3:37:45 AM

Well done Bob! Love this! #1263779

Donna W. Neal 4/18/2005 3:46:37 AM

Wow this is great Bob. Love everything about this image. The water the fly's on the rod all work! #1263827

Gena A. Tussey 4/18/2005 4:28:41 AM

Nailed it! Great job! #1263939

Charlene Bayerle level-deluxe 4/18/2005 4:33:42 AM

Outstanding capture and composition Bob!!!! #1263958

Casey A. Hanson 4/18/2005 8:02:32 AM

Glad to see this again! I love it! :0) #1264577

Bob Cournoyer level-deluxe 4/18/2005 10:13:13 AM

Super sharp! What talent and knowledge...:-)

Bob #1264932

Linda D. Lester level-deluxe 4/18/2005 10:46:54 AM

Awesome! Beautiful shot, Bob! #1265049

Susan T. Evans level-deluxe 4/18/2005 12:35:19 PM

absolutely awesome Bob, I love these shots of yours!!!! #1265290

Goshka G. level-deluxe 4/18/2005 12:41:32 PM

Wow, what a gorgeous fishing image, Bob! #1265306

Bob Cammarata 4/18/2005 1:26:30 PM

Thanks everyone for your nice comments.
The allure of fly fishing is much than just catching fish...(although, that's nice too.)
I've always held a place in my heart for the aesthetic beauty of this delicate and artistic form of angling. #1265462

Evy Johansen level-deluxe 5/21/2005 12:06:02 AM

Wow - Beautiful, Bob! Congratulations on your well deserved POTD win! #1373942

Charlene Bayerle level-deluxe 5/21/2005 12:07:19 AM

Congtratulations Bob!!!!! well deserved!!!! #1373945

Karen Engelbreth level-deluxe 5/21/2005 12:11:08 AM

big congrats on your POTD, Bob! #1373956

omneya level-deluxe 5/21/2005 12:31:25 AM

very nice angel.good job #1373994

Robert K. Bemus level-deluxe 5/21/2005 12:41:09 AM

Sooweeett!! #1374007

Susie Peek-Swint 5/21/2005 12:53:17 AM

Wonderful Bob ~ many congrats on potd! #1374022

Donna Dunbar 5/21/2005 1:31:31 AM

I love this!! Congrats on POTD !!!!! #1374041

Allan L. Whitehead 5/21/2005 1:39:43 AM

Bob, congratulations on this marvelous POTD selection. It is very richly deserved, my dear friend - your friend, Allan #1374044

Tammy McAllister 5/21/2005 2:22:58 AM

Beautiful "catch"! Congratulation on a stunning POTD!
Tootles! #1374078

Bill Houghton 5/21/2005 2:34:50 AM

Nice shot. Very good sharpness. Congratulations on your POTD. #1374083

Donna W. Neal 5/21/2005 2:37:29 AM

The vertical line created by the rod makes this such an interesting picture with the falls in the bg. Congratulations on POTD Bob #1374087

Donna R. Moratelli 5/21/2005 2:48:30 AM

WOW, FANTASTIC image; Bob.. Congrats on POTD! #1374098

Scott Pedersen 5/21/2005 3:34:57 AM

Nice image. Like the falls for a background. #1374120

Deborah C. Lewinson level-deluxe 5/21/2005 3:49:02 AM

Congratulations on your POTD, Bob, for this marvelous image!
-Debby #1374131

Bob Cammarata 5/21/2005 3:57:26 AM

Thanks everyone for your nice comments.

This photo was taken at a tiny mountain creek in mid-April after a heavy rain.
I visited the region the other day and the "falls" had dried up completely.
Bob
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Mark Allin 5/21/2005 3:58:15 AM

Very evocative and so sharp. Congrats! #1374140

Joy Rector 5/21/2005 4:00:25 AM

Congrats Bob. I missed it on the first go round. Great shot. #1374143

Leonard Pierce 5/21/2005 4:13:19 AM

Wow! Fantastic image Bob and, as usual, everything is perfect down to the smallest detail!!!
Congratulations on this very well deserved honor! #1374175

Laura Clay-Ballard 5/21/2005 4:18:58 AM

Perfect. Everything about it. I love how you've staged this. And congrats on potd. #1374185

Dan Walters 5/21/2005 4:33:38 AM

Very nice image. I like this on alot. #1374231

Patti Jo DiPenti 5/21/2005 5:01:37 AM

This is a great picture. Hallmark should buy it up for a mens birthday card. Can't wait to see more... #1374300

Sharon Day 5/21/2005 5:07:03 AM

Outstanding image, Bob!!! Congratulations on POTD! #1374323

Mark R. Alonso 5/21/2005 5:24:30 AM

Great composition. Congratulations. #1374409

Bob Cammarata 5/21/2005 5:31:28 AM

Many thanks to all!!!
Bob #1374432

Terri L. Scribner 5/21/2005 5:45:19 AM

Great clarity and detail!! The prop is a masterpiece!! Congrats on your POTD win!! #1374480

Leanne M.E. Boyd 5/21/2005 5:49:44 AM

Amazing photograph, Bob!!!!!! Congrats on your POTD! #1374497

William C. Raco level-deluxe 5/21/2005 6:02:10 AM

Wonderful photo, Bob.
congratulations on the POTD recognition.

bill
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Jeff Lovinger level-deluxe 5/21/2005 6:32:14 AM

Congratulations Bob. This is a fantastic image. Very well done. It evokes a feeling of nostalgia, of simpler times. #1374656

Debra Booth level-deluxe 5/21/2005 6:48:37 AM

Congrats on a great POTD, Bob! #1374687

Casey A. Hanson 5/21/2005 7:16:52 AM

Yayyy! I just dig this image, Bob! So glad to see it is POTD! I expect to see it again, anytime now...LOL! :0) #1374741

Wendy Stevenson 5/21/2005 7:43:37 AM

SUPERB Bob!! In every sense of the word!! This is excellent! Congrats on this FINE POTD!!!! #1374800

Michelle R. Kovach 5/21/2005 8:36:58 AM

Fantastic Shot! Would make a great father's day card!
Congrats on POTD! #1374927

Kay Beausoleil level-deluxe 5/21/2005 9:33:36 AM

A fun composition, Bob -- congratulations on your POTD! #1375087

Jacqueline C. Harmon level-deluxe 5/21/2005 10:32:43 AM

makes me want to grab my husband and go fishing! great job! congrats on the potd! jacqueline #1375186

Donna La Mattino Pagakis level-deluxe 5/21/2005 10:33:24 AM

Congratulations on a wonderful potd, hope you used it for more than a prop! I like fishing! #1375190

Deborah Sandidge 5/21/2005 11:13:56 AM

Outstanding POTD, Bob - I love the diagonal presentation and the beautiful waterfall in the background, great work as always!! #1375242

Greg McCroskery level-deluxe 5/21/2005 11:48:52 AM

Bob,
Your creative and technical ability as a photographer continue to astound me! Congratulations on this wonderful image!
God Bless,
Greg #1375293

Bob Cammarata 5/21/2005 12:01:23 PM

Thank you everyone for your kind words!!
Bob

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Robert N. Valine 5/21/2005 2:04:52 PM

Nice shot Bob! Congrats on the POTD.Love that Provia 100.I've been using it for mayfly shots.I can't wait to see the results. #1375485

Ed Heaton 5/21/2005 4:22:13 PM

Nice job Bob, Congrats on POTD! #1375693

Bob Cammarata 5/21/2005 4:26:06 PM

Thanks Rob and Ed.
Bob #1375703

romanelph 5/21/2005 6:20:02 PM


After all that praise here's a critique. "At Streamside" is a tour-de-force, not a work of art. It has the impeccable perfection of studio photography, a set built according to rules. The angled rod frozen unnaturally, like a model mugging the camera; the precisely placed flies; the wet line -- all indicate artifice, not art. The image wants to be a nature shot, but cannot be because it was not discovered; it was assembled. (Even the photographer calls the rod a prop.) If someone shooting flowers or insects or birds brings along props to create images, we object. We applaud when a sensitive eye sees the world acutely and renders that vision imaginatively to show us what we missed. "At Streamside" is a top quality calendar and advertising image.
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Karen Colon-Rodriguez 5/21/2005 8:05:36 PM

That is a hot picture. Great shot!
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Bob Cammarata 5/21/2005 10:26:05 PM

Thanks Karen,...and thank you romanelph for expressing your insight.

I think of this photo in terms of Still-Life,...a collection props and backgrounds assembled to create something visually appealing. In that context, no rules of ethics were broken.
Bob #1376998

Carolyn J. Connolly level-deluxe 5/22/2005 10:39:49 AM

Congratulations on this excellent POTD and Finalist image, Bob!! :-) #1380708

Bob Cammarata 5/22/2005 10:59:09 AM

Thank you Carolyn. #1380800

Patrick Campbell 5/22/2005 11:02:10 AM

Hey Bob, there are always critics! Your photograph is obviously set up but just about perfect. I've seen many stock photos at the Getty and Corbis sites that were far less nicely done IMHO. Many congrats on your finalist! #1380822

Bob Cammarata 5/22/2005 11:46:26 AM

Thank you Patrick.
I value critiques as long as they are offered intelligently and without malice. I feel that this one was an intelligent interpretation of one person's opinion.

This photo was originally posted as an "Element of Design",...not as a nature scenic, so I stand by my original assessment.
Bob #1381070

Deborah Sandidge 5/22/2005 1:08:12 PM

I knew this would be here! Congratulations, Bob on your finalists!! #1381401

Kathleen R. Struckle 5/22/2005 4:45:25 PM

Great image!! Congrats on POTD!! #1382230

Cathy Barrows 5/22/2005 5:31:22 PM

Congrats on your finalist!...fantastic #1382406

Muneer T. Al-Awami 5/23/2005 3:40:04 AM

nice shot. #1383957

Gene Spears 5/23/2005 4:37:51 AM

love this image, Bob - congratulations! #1384140

Bob Cammarata 5/23/2005 5:41:44 AM

Thanks Deborah, Kathleen, Cathy, Muneer and Gene for your comments. #1384510

Lori Carlson 5/23/2005 9:20:52 AM

Wonderful Bob!! Much congratulations to you on your POTD and your vision on this photo. WELL DONE! :0) #1385559

Bob Cammarata 5/23/2005 3:43:21 PM

Thanks Lori! #1386675

Lori L. Thomas 5/23/2005 4:48:05 PM

Sooo beautiful. Makes me wish I was fishing. #1386834

Bob Cammarata 5/23/2005 4:55:48 PM

Thanks Lori T.! #1386860

Carol Brill 5/23/2005 5:59:37 PM

Bob, I like how you pushed the envelope of this still life by using the movement of the stream as a backdrop, excellent design and composition! Congratulations on your POTD! #1387103

Bob Cammarata 5/24/2005 12:49:08 PM

Thanks Carol.
I use waterfalls quite often as backgrounds for still-life subjects.
(I like to refer to them as "Moving Still-Lifes". :)
Bob #1390756

Leonard Pierce 5/24/2005 9:15:00 PM

Congratulations on your finalist Bob!!! Fantastic image! #1393024

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