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Old Oct 20, 2004, 12:54 AM   #1
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On my recent trip to Israel I was treated to a demonstration of the fishing technique of the people living around the Sea of Galilee 2000 years ago.




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Old Oct 20, 2004, 1:02 AM   #2
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Interesting picture. Looks like you had lots of photo opportunities. Hope your vacation was great.



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Old Oct 20, 2004, 1:07 AM   #3
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Thanks, Suzan!

I did indeed have a wonderful time during my trip to Israel and Jordan. There were so many things to see and do. Photo opportunities were abundant but I found out that taking advantage of those opportunities would be very difficult when travelling with a tour group. Because the primary purpose of the tour was not photography, I found that I was always rushing to grab a shot and never really had the time to look for the good angles or to wait for the good light. I took perhaps 2000 pictures but only a small percentage of those will really be worth the effort to post-process and perhaps post to the forums.
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That must have been frustrating. I hate to miss a photo opportunity, looks like you are taking plenty of shots with the 20D:-), nice shot by the way.
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Old Oct 20, 2004, 11:50 AM   #5
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great shot geoff! GREAT shot of action! beautifully blurred net, and great job with exposure (tough subject...white clothes!)

great shot, that tells a great story,

looks like it was beautiful boat too!

gj geoff!

i agree about the vacation/tour problem with photography...i took a trip to the smokies last july....which wasn't a "photo trip" even though i pretty much turned it into one

but the ideal thing for photography would be to spend a couple weeks, to go wherever you want, whenever you want...

but, looks like you did well here, made good use of the time you had!

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Old Oct 20, 2004, 2:53 PM   #6
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Thanks, Vito and Julie!

Vito, I tried my darned hardest to get good shots even though I was rushed by the group. I think the group was getting mad at me because I'd always be lagging behind trying to take photos! :-)

The 5 fps burst mode of the 20D really helped me get this shot - it's a great feature to be able to have available.

As someone else on another forum mentioned to me, a good rule for taking pictures in harsh lighting conditions like this is called the Sunny-16 Rule. Quite by accident I apparently followed the rule and ended up getting a well-exposed shot. Do a Google search on Sunny-16 and Rule and you will get lots of hits.
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yeeah...the ole' sunny 16...

lol, i know only knew about it because i've read about every book the library has on photography

well....i'll say it again...nice shot

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Very nice !

I wonder just how similar the scene was when Jesus "said unto Simon, Launch out into the deep, and let down your nets for a draught." ?

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Old Oct 20, 2004, 4:38 PM   #9
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Hi, John, and thanks!

I believe the scene was probably pretty much the same except that the boat was sure to be a bit smaller :-) In fact, here is a picture of the remnants of a fishing boat of 2000 years ago that is preserved and displayed in a museum at Nof Ginosar along the shores of the Sea of Galilee:


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Thanks Geoffs, that is fascinating !
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