At Streamside

© Bob Cammarata

At Streamside

Carolyn M. Fletcher level-deluxe April 18, 2005

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

Janet L. Skinner April 18, 2005

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

Carla Metzler April 18, 2005

Great shot, Bob! #1263669

Stephanie Lyons April 18, 2005

Well done Bob! Love this! #1263779

Donna W. Neal April 18, 2005

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

Gena A. Tussey April 18, 2005

Nailed it! Great job! #1263939

Charlene Bayerle April 18, 2005

Outstanding capture and composition Bob!!!! #1263958

Casey A. Hanson April 18, 2005

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

Bob Cournoyer level-addict April 18, 2005

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

Bob #1264932

Linda D. Lester level-deluxe April 18, 2005

Awesome! Beautiful shot, Bob! #1265049

Susan T. Evans April 18, 2005

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

Goshka G. April 18, 2005

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

Bob Cammarata April 18, 2005

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-classic May 21, 2005

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

Charlene Bayerle May 21, 2005

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

Karen Engelbreth May 21, 2005

big congrats on your POTD, Bob! #1373956

May 21, 2005

very nice angel.good job #1373994

Robert K. Bemus level-classic May 21, 2005

Sooweeett!! #1374007

Susie Peek-Swint May 21, 2005

Wonderful Bob ~ many congrats on potd! #1374022

Donna Dunbar May 21, 2005

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

Allan L. Whitehead May 21, 2005

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

Tammy McAllister May 21, 2005

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

Bill Houghton May 21, 2005

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

Donna W. Neal May 21, 2005

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 May 21, 2005

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

Scott Pedersen May 21, 2005

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

Deborah C. Lewinson level-addict May 21, 2005

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

Bob Cammarata May 21, 2005

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 May 21, 2005

Very evocative and so sharp. Congrats! #1374140

Joy Rector May 21, 2005

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

Leonard Pierce May 21, 2005

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 May 21, 2005

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

Dan Walters May 21, 2005

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

May 21, 2005

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

Sharon Day level-classic May 21, 2005

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

Mark R. Alonso May 21, 2005

Great composition. Congratulations. #1374409

Bob Cammarata May 21, 2005

Many thanks to all!!!
Bob #1374432

Terri L. Scribner May 21, 2005

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

Leanne M.E. Boyd May 21, 2005

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

William C. Raco level-addict May 21, 2005

Wonderful photo, Bob.
congratulations on the POTD recognition.

bill
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Jeff Lovinger level-addict May 21, 2005

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

Debra Booth May 21, 2005

Congrats on a great POTD, Bob! #1374687

Casey A. Hanson May 21, 2005

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 May 21, 2005

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

Michelle R. Kovach May 21, 2005

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

Kay Beausoleil level-deluxe May 21, 2005

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

May 21, 2005

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

Donna La Mattino Pagakis level-deluxe May 21, 2005

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

Deborah Sandidge May 21, 2005

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

Greg McCroskery level-deluxe May 21, 2005

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

Bob Cammarata May 21, 2005

Thank you everyone for your kind words!!
Bob

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Robert N. Valine May 21, 2005

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 May 21, 2005

Nice job Bob, Congrats on POTD! #1375693

Bob Cammarata May 21, 2005

Thanks Rob and Ed.
Bob #1375703

May 21, 2005


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 May 21, 2005

That is a hot picture. Great shot!
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Bob Cammarata May 21, 2005

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-classic May 22, 2005

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

Bob Cammarata May 22, 2005

Thank you Carolyn. #1380800

Patrick Campbell May 22, 2005

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 May 22, 2005

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 May 22, 2005

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

Kathleen R. Struckle May 22, 2005

Great image!! Congrats on POTD!! #1382230

Cathy Barrows May 22, 2005

Congrats on your finalist!...fantastic #1382406

May 23, 2005

nice shot. #1383957

Gene Spears May 23, 2005

love this image, Bob - congratulations! #1384140

Bob Cammarata May 23, 2005

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

Lori Carlson May 23, 2005

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

Bob Cammarata May 23, 2005

Thanks Lori! #1386675

Lori L. Thomas May 23, 2005

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

Bob Cammarata May 23, 2005

Thanks Lori T.! #1386860

Carol Brill May 23, 2005

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 May 24, 2005

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 May 24, 2005

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

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