Photo of the Day Contest
Salmon Netting by Fiona Halliday
Wednesday, 22nd October 2008

Salmon Netting

by Fiona Halliday

One of the last of wild scottish salmon netters on a beach at St. Cyrus, Scotland
Equipment: Canon 5D, 20mm lens
Fiona Halliday
I am a freelance photographer. I have had work published in The Times, Foto8, The Fishing News, Photography Monthly, The Shooting Gazette and Heritage Magazine

Salmon Netting by Fiona Halliday was photo of the day on Wednesday, 22nd October 2008. It is tagged , , . You can leave a comment below.


Katherine Lee Strassburg

22nd October 2008 at 1:56 am

This is so full of energy–the fish, the fisherman and the sea, all fighting each other. I can’t imagine how cold the man must be and how strong. The intensity is enhanced by the depth of the black roiling sea and the slightly off-kilter horizon–it adds real movement. Thanks for such a strong image!


22nd October 2008 at 6:34 am

Very powerful image indeed. The cutting off of the cap and a part of the ring of the fishing net enhances the sense of hardship and unease.
Nice timing of the wave bouncing off the fisherman’s body.

22nd October 2008 at 8:14 am

This picture has action and atmosphere; it elicits an emotional response as you can feel the man’s discomfort; he must be freezing.

22nd October 2008 at 8:57 am

great shot. everything falls in place. The sea the fish, the fisherman, the color of his suite contrasting with the black cold sea. great motion, great timing. well done

22nd October 2008 at 9:22 am

Lovely shot of a man who’s using a knowledge soon to be observed in a museum.



22nd October 2008 at 2:51 pm

Freezing indeed, great shot.


22nd October 2008 at 2:52 pm

Nice action shot but pity that the cap and the ring have been cut and there is something behind the fisherman that distracts a little.

planet lover

22nd October 2008 at 7:00 pm

I love pictures of people working close to nature! Thanks for sharing this one. I can feel the cold and the excitement. Great job!


22nd October 2008 at 9:00 pm

very good position of the waves


22nd October 2008 at 10:41 pm

As a child of a seafood and fishing family, I love all fish pictures. This one shows the strength of the fisherman. Salmon!!!!!
Great Shot. EZ

22nd October 2008 at 11:30 pm

Great Catch … of the salmon & for the photographer!


23rd October 2008 at 9:50 am

I nearly feel cold and wet looking at it. It really takes you there. I love this shot.

24th October 2008 at 12:06 am

Love the perspective! Did you use a underwater casing?

sue gagnon

28th October 2008 at 3:44 pm

An absolute plethora of emotion, captured expertly!

27th July 2009 at 11:17 am

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22nd October 2009 at 7:56 am

What a super shot love these social shots.

22nd October 2009 at 1:06 pm

Powerful image.


22nd October 2009 at 2:17 pm

great shot!

7th December 2009 at 4:14 pm

A great action scene.

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