Rainbow Trout Carving

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© Andrea Petersen
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Photo Info
UploadedAugust 2, 2013
TakenAugust 1, 2013
MakeNikon Corporation
ModelNIKON D3000
Exposure1/100 sec at f/8
FlashCompulsory Flash, Return light detected
Focal Length52 mm

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After this I looked, and behold a door was opened in heaven...and the first voice I heard was as it were of a trumpet talking with me, which said, come up hither, and I will show thee things which must be hereafter...Revelations 4: 1

My late father carved this fish from wood in July of 2000 ..He was hooked on carving fish after he retired from the Great Lakes as a Wheels man...I am very proud of him that he had this inspiring hobby that he so enjoyed until he had his stroke in 2002 and the following year in 2003 he passed away... If Daddy were still alive he would be 105 years old on August 5th...I dedicate this page to him and I wish he were still living so that he would be the one standing here holding his fish instead of me. But maybe in the hereafter he is still carving as he did so diligently on earth.

This was a tough one to photograph ...We had very contrasty weather earlier today but for a little
while this afternoon the sun went behind the clouds ... I opened to F/8 and used manual focus. I found that it was easier to get a clearer focus when I pre- focused on the wooden wall behind me before I set the timer. I am especially pleased how precisely the colors came out on the fish. It felt like I was on a lake fishing today as the mosquitoes were biting viciously as I stood there:)

38 responses

  • Joerg Schlagheck

    Joerg Schlagheck gave props (1 Aug 2013):

    He probably is still carving... what a skill to have!

  • Donald Garrett

    Donald Garrett gave props (1 Aug 2013):

    Most excellent!! You may not have intended it, but the color tones in this shot all match!

  • Michele Wambaugh

    Michele Wambaugh (Deleted) gave props (1 Aug 2013):

    Wonderful! Especially your background, Andrea!

  • Andrea Petersen

    Andrea Petersen said (1 Aug 2013):

    Actually Don I really didn't intend for the color tones to match but that happened to be the shadiest spot this afternoon for shooting pictures. Thanks for the comments.

  • Ann Reece

    Ann Reece   gave props (1 Aug 2013):

    Excellent take on the theme!!! Love the color tones and it was a great dedication to your dad.

  • Saroj Swain

    Saroj Swain gave props (1 Aug 2013):

    love this shot!!! love your fishy entry....Andrea!!!

  • Edith O'Dell

    Edith O'Dell gave props (2 Aug 2013):

    Lovely shot the fish looks well painted

  • Maggie Posh

    Maggie Posh (Deleted) said (2 Aug 2013):

    Great shot andrea

  • Charles Rushton

    Charles Rushton said (2 Aug 2013):

    Looks almost good enough to eat. . .but maybe a little on the tough side.

  • Betty Maxey

    Betty Maxey   gave props (2 Aug 2013):

    Great shot! What a great job on that fish too!!!

  • Heather Mellon

    Heather Mellon gave props (2 Aug 2013):

    What a great shot and theme entry.. the fish looks exceptionally life like.. wonderful craftsmanship!

  • Susan Littlefield

    Susan Littlefield gave props (2 Aug 2013):

    What a wonderful testament to your father's talent! It looks like a real fish! You did a terrific job on this SP!!

  • Litz Go

    Litz Go gave props (2 Aug 2013):

    a wonderful theme entry, Andrea! Your father is such a talented man.

  • Carlo Pagan

    Carlo Pagan gave props (2 Aug 2013):

    This photo is perfect for the theme!

  • Shirley Valencia

    Shirley Valencia   gave props (2 Aug 2013):

    super entry... love the colors...

  • Leslie Hunziker

    Leslie Hunziker   gave props (2 Aug 2013):

    perfect color coordination in this!

  • dp *

    dp * gave props (3 Aug 2013):

    Love that fish.

  • Jason Platt

    Jason Platt gave props (3 Aug 2013):

    a keeper Andrea :)

  • Sarah Springer

    Sarah Springer (Deleted) gave props (4 Aug 2013):

    A most awesome and very well crafted rainbow trout....lovely tribute and totally agree with Don, Andrea

  • Richard Knight

    Richard Knight gave props (4 Aug 2013):

    Your dad raised a fine daughter.

  • Deborah Downes

    Deborah Downes gave props (4 Aug 2013):

    Such a wonderful tribute. Love the complimentary colors. You look fantastic.

  • elfriede fulda

    elfriede fulda (Deleted) gave props (5 Aug 2013):

    Great shot, you look great too Andrea

  • Larry Owens

    Larry Owens gave props (5 Aug 2013):

    very nice and your story on this made me teary eyed

  • David de London

    David de London gave props (5 Aug 2013):

    One of my favorites.

  • rekha nag

    rekha nag gave props (14 Aug 2013):

    Cool shot!! U r looking lovely Andrea!!

  • Oregon Curly

    Oregon Curly (Deleted) gave props (17 Aug 2013):

    Wonderful shot and tribute, and as a woodcarver m'self, I salute your father, great carving!

  • Geoff Plant

    Geoff Plant gave props (18 Aug 2013):


  • Patrick Westerfield

    Patrick Westerfield gave props (31 Aug 2013):

    perfect for the Hooked! theme

  • Barbara Kurth

    Barbara Kurth said (1 Oct 2013):

    Love the blend of colors ! Eye catching photo !

  • Saroj Swain

    Saroj Swain gave props (23 Nov 2015):

    BTV... Salmon rich in omega 3 Wooooooooojhhh

  • Sonia Adam Murray

    Sonia Adam Murray gave props (23 Nov 2015):

    OH YEAH!!! RAD!!!

  • Zapata Juan P

    Zapata Juan P   gave props (24 Nov 2015):


  • Tiia Vissak

    Tiia Vissak gave props (24 Nov 2015):

    a cool theme image! voted!

  • Frank Summers

    Frank Summers   gave props (27 Nov 2015):

    GMV Great Shot!

  • Carl Kuntze

    Carl Kuntze gave props (29 Nov 2015):

    Really hooked.

  • Lynn E. Harvey

    Lynn E. Harvey gave props (29 Nov 2015):

    Wow..not sure how I missed this beauty, voted, just outstanding Andrea.

  • John Linton

    John Linton gave props (3 Dec 2015):

    Oh YEAH! Rad!

  • Patrick Westerfield

    Patrick Westerfield gave props (12 Dec 2015):

    Great one for the Hooked theme; got my vote

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