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An Open and Shut Case

By Anna_W  
Many thanks to Neil Young (the fisherman, not the singer!) for rising to the challenge of catching a couple of pretty and not-too-large mackerel for photographic purposes. I'd intended to photograph them and then eat them (cooking them in between, obviously...) but, being a bit disorganised, it took me almost a week to get around to doing anything with them, by which time they were practically walking out of the fridge by themselves Smile

Thanks for looking and for all the comments and clicks on the previous uploads - I really appreciate you taking the time Smile

Tags: Digital art Fish and mackerel and texture

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gajewski Plus
13 10 9 United States
13 Apr 2012 8:24PM
A wonderful treatment. I loved reading your included commentary as well.

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ChrisOs Plus
13 2 1 United Kingdom
13 Apr 2012 8:42PM
In total agreement with Walter!
My first job, in the hot summer of 1959, was working in a kitchen; one night we left two fresh mackerel out of the fridge by mistake, and next morning . . . the smell could not be described.
Jonny5874 9 14 5 United Kingdom
13 Apr 2012 8:47PM
Love this!

RockArea 11 18 3 United Kingdom
13 Apr 2012 8:57PM
I believe it's good to leave fresh mackerel in the fridge to relax. I think a day's better than a week though!

The textures and tones are super and the (imagined) interaction between the two is great.

lonely_oryx 10 61 55 England
13 Apr 2012 9:38PM
Interesting image
helenlinda Plus
11 360 22 United Kingdom
13 Apr 2012 9:48PM
I can imagine the smell !!!!
Lovely work here - beautiful image - love your processing
conrad 13 10.9k 116
13 Apr 2012 10:51PM
I love this - you've taken a simple subject, given it a suitable background and processed it exceptionally well, and the result is that it looks like an expensive print that should be on someone's wall. Well done!
Anna_W 6 1 2 United Kingdom
14 Apr 2012 6:35AM
Many thanks to Conrad for the UA - very kind of you Smile and to everyone for your comments and clicks - I really appreciate them. David, these fish were definitely relaxed - if I'd been wanting to photograph flies they'd have been brilliant as bait Smile
AnnChown Plus
8 207 1 United Kingdom
14 Apr 2012 6:41PM
They make a great subject - I love the textured background which is just perfect!
like this a lot silver fish on silver back and nice comp
1881 6 India
24 Apr 2012 12:44PM
A nice image.
harryw 12 80 1 United Kingdom
9 May 2012 7:23PM
Great artwork.
Cleaver title, I see what you have done there Smile
Buffalo_Tom 11 2.3k 9 Wales
10 May 2012 8:35PM
I have seen type of image composed before.May have been tempted to crop the vignette but that is my choice.Well done.
polly470 8 25 8 United Kingdom
12 May 2012 10:22PM
Love your work!

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