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Happy Saturday

I liked the color of his cap!
Sorrento, Italy

[Today I'm in Atlanta.]

Happy Saturday

I liked the color of his cap!
Sorrento, Italy

[Today I'm in Atlanta.]

comments (29)

  • Helen
  • Albuquerque, NM, United States
  • 24 Nov 2007, 00:29
Boy, I haven't gone fishing in forever. That guy's fishing pole is huge!
Ginnie Hart: HA! If I had gotten the entire thing in the photo, you wouldn't be able to see the pink cap! grin Thanks, Helen.
Happy Saturday to you too.
Ginnie Hart: Thank you kindly, Mary. We're getting ready to fly to Amsterdam tomorrow. smile
  • Jewlya
  • United States
  • 24 Nov 2007, 00:45
Love the fish!
Ginnie Hart: I have zoomed in on that "fish," Jewlya, and think it may be a fish-shaped lure/bait. I still can't make it out very well. But it's comical if it's a real fish he caught. grin
  • ray
  • Thailand
  • 24 Nov 2007, 00:57
I love his optimism, bring along such an enormous woven basket for the catch, and such a large rod for the heavy work. It all contrasts so well with the modest size of his current "prize".
Nice one, Ginnie.
Ginnie Hart: I wonder if the current "prize" is bait or a lure, Ray? I have zoomed in on it and still can't tell for sure. But your thought is "delicious." smile Thanks.
He seems very busy bringing back this tiny little fish with such a huge rod! Nice capture Ginnie
Ginnie Hart: If that's what it is, Richard (instead of a lure/bait), it does indeed make this a comical photo! Thanks.
  • Aussie
  • Brisbane
  • 24 Nov 2007, 06:32
Is that the catch or the bait?
Ginnie Hart: I thought it was a lure, Aussie, or yes, bait. If not, the photo really is comical! Thanks.
  • Philine
  • Germany
  • 24 Nov 2007, 07:10
And I like especially the soft blue toning of the sea and the stonegray! Good luck for the fisherman!
Ginnie Hart: I think the other colors was why the pink cap popped out for me, Philine. smile Thanks.
  • Kathryn
  • Germany
  • 24 Nov 2007, 08:14
The entire shot is charming in my mind. A guy, with his serious fishing pole (that he even keeps in a protective bag), in his pink hat and snazzy shoes, looking rather disgusted as his catch! A slice of life nicely captured, Ginnie.
Ginnie Hart: To top it all off, Kathryn, he is the spitting image/profile of one of my brothers (without the cigarette), truth be known. smile How fun! Thanks.
en tout cas, ta pèche à toi a été bonne
Ginnie Hart: Thank you kindly, O-P. smile
Only the Italians could take so much care over their fishing 'outfit'. Nice photo Ginnie ;o)
Ginnie Hart: I didn't know that about the Italians, Mike, so thanks for the education. smile
You have to think that that is the bait on the line - if not, it`s going to take him a while to fill his basket! Lovely relaxed scene. (:o)
Ginnie Hart: I agree, Roz. Bait or a lure, that's what I thought. Thanks.
He'll go back at the end of the day and triumphantly say ''I caught a whopper er ... It was thisssssssssss big!''. Fishermen hmmm ... they do anything to get out of doing the household chores. ;-) richard.
Ginnie Hart: And he never knew I caught his "fish story" on the camera! HA! Do you speak from experience, Richard, about fishermen? grin
Was it his cap or his fish Ginnie, please tell the truth. grin. Nice catch.
Ginnie Hart: HA! I never saw the fish/bait/lure till afterwards, Sesan. Honest truth. smile Thanks.
  • L.Reis
  • Portugal
  • 24 Nov 2007, 11:23
I like everything smile the hardness of the rocks against the soft blue sea, the quietness of the moment, and, of course, the colour of his cap grin
(couldn't you have asked him to point his fishing pole a little lower, so that you could have a perfect diagonal line straight to the upper right corner ??? gringrin Just kidding...)
Ginnie Hart: HA! Well, when I tried to get the whole pole in, Lina, you couldn't see the pink cap any more! grin This really is not what I consider a good photo at all...just a snapshot...of that cap! smile Thanks, Lina.
Well captured Ginnie - love his hat. It is so incongruous to see a fisherman with a bright pink cap and it stands out so well against the steely blue.
Ginnie Hart: Maybe he used the pink to attract the fish? smile Thanks, Ingrid.
Hi Ginn,

Just wanted to ask you "where are you now?" so I'll see you are there, not here ha! Nice photo Do you like fishing? I'm not patience enough...

Look/listen to/at my Paris and Holland slides smileHave a wonderfull weekendsmile

Ginnie Hart: At the bottom of every SC photo I tell where I am, JoAnn, because I know it can get very confusing! We fly to Amsterdam tomorrow, arriving on Monday morning. You, too, have a great weekend.
  • Roger
  • United States
  • 24 Nov 2007, 13:33
his had is begging to be photographed
Ginnie Hart: Exactly, Roger. That's what I thought. smile Thanks.
WOW Ginnie! I only just noticed today you've been back in Atlanta since after the cruise. You really must enjoy globetrotting!

Nice relaxing shot. I wish I too was relaxing. Sadly got to tidy up the house after workmen finished installing a new central heating system sad
Ginnie Hart: Yup, we're back in Atlanta, Deji, but fly back to Amsterdam tomorrow for 3 weeks. Home again in time for the Christmas holiday! Donica and I do both enjoy our travels, so I guess we're lucky, since going back-n-forth to Amsterdam is part of her job! Thanks for stopping by, Deji.
Italians are keen fishers! nice composition
Ginnie Hart: I didn't know that, Wim, so I'm getting my education. I guess that makes sense since they're surrounded by big water! Thanks.
Great one is it a fish there ?
Ginnie Hart: If a fish, then very comical, Zeb. I thought it was a lure or bait. But maybe the pick cap is the lure? smile Thanks.
  • Kay Martin
  • on vacation in the San Francisco Bay Area
  • 24 Nov 2007, 15:55
Hi Ginnie,
This is a great shot. I never knew fishing poles could be so long! (I haven't gone fishing since I was youmg, so things do change)
Ginnie Hart: Yes, they do, Kay. I've done some fishing and I love it. This looks like such a great perch, in front of the big water! Thanks for stopping by again. I've missed you!
  • Astrid
  • The Netherlands
  • 24 Nov 2007, 18:10
Than you don't have seen mine yet wink....would have loved to throw my line in too, I'll bet this is a lure, because he has a casting rod smile
But Ginnie this is a great capture, I wonder why o lot of fisherman are smoking, smoked salmon.....?
Ginnie Hart: A lure or a bait fish, Astrid, I'm sure. I guess people who smoke have to smoke everywhere. Fishing is therapeutic enough by itself, as far as I'm concerned. smile Thanks!
Very big rod....very small fishgrin. One should always carry a red hat in case they haven't got one of their own. Nic shot Ginnie.
Ginnie Hart: It's gotta be a bait fish, Bill, don't you think? And yes, a red/pink hat surely would help to attract the big fish. smile Thanks.
  • Chris
  • Lost in space!
  • 24 Nov 2007, 20:34
Gone fishin' smile wonder if he caught much?
Ginnie Hart: Wouldn't we all love to know! I would have asked him what kind of fish he hoped to catch. Thanks, Chris.
  • Ellie
  • England
  • 24 Nov 2007, 21:31
He looks remarkably well turned out for a fisherman, look at the polished shoes!

Is the small catch a red mullet do you think?
Ginnie Hart: The "small catch" has got to be his bait, Ellie, is what I'm thinking. But I have no idea what kind it is. Something the bigger fish like! smile And those shoes are something else, for sure. Thanks.
  • Louis
  • South Africa
  • 24 Nov 2007, 22:30
It is common to use fish as bait to catch some of the sea's game fish. Could be the case here.
I wonder how he managed the rocks on those shoes.
Great picture for a saturday posting.
Ginnie Hart: That's what I assumed, Louis, about the bait fish. It would have been fun to see him getting to his spot and setting up. As it was, we only had a few seconds to see him as we came in off the hydrofoil from Naples.

I knew it made sense to ME to post this for Saturday. Glad you liked it as well, Louis. smile
  • Tracy
  • Great Britain (UK)
  • 24 Nov 2007, 23:59
My what a big rod for such a little fish on the line.
Cool shot Ginniesmile
Ginnie Hart: YAAAAAY. It's Tracy. I remember you!!! But where are you and HOW are you, I wonder. Thanks so much for stopping by.
Good composition, you may like the pink hat but I don't think it does much for his image as a hard fisherman.

Well seen Ginnie.
Ginnie Hart: HA! I love it when men don't give a damn! grin Thanks, Les.
I say the same, Ginnie! "I liked the color of this cap" wink
Ginnie Hart: HA! So fun to see it on a guy! smile Thanks, José Angel.

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