Sunset Casts by Gina Ruttle  (Whalegeek)

Searching for bear that might be hunting for salmon in a nearby stream, I turned to photographing fishermen casting for salmon in a tidal estuary when bears failed so appear.

Going home for the day.

Sitka, Baranof Island, Alaska, USA.

August 5, 2009

Canon 40D, Canon 100-400mm lens, Manfrotto tripod, Wimberley II head, cable release, Singh Ray Gold and Blue polarizer, shutter 1/100, f/5.6, ISO 200.

Views: 482 (as of June 10, 2011)

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It is my sincere wish that visitors to my portfolio experience the beauty and wonder of nature. Moreover my hope is that my photographs will inspire viewers to be proactive toward the protection of wildlife and its habitat, those efforts ultimately making a far better world for all beings.

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  • Scott  d'Almeida
    Scott d'Almeidaover 5 years ago

    great work,

  • Thanks, Scott!

    – Gina Ruttle (Whalegeek)

  • LeslieBattjes
    LeslieBattjesover 5 years ago

    looks so peaceful!

  • Leslie, thank you. Yes, I had a feeling of nice, end of the day peace while watching these fishermen cast into the water.

    – Gina Ruttle (Whalegeek)

  • AuntieBarbie
    AuntieBarbieover 5 years ago

    Gorgeous colors and men doing what they enjoy the most

  • Thank you, Auntie Barbie! The actual colors were washed out and dull so my gold and blue polarizer came to the rescue.

    – Gina Ruttle (Whalegeek)

  • dinghysailor1
    dinghysailor1over 5 years ago

    fantastic captures!!

  • Maggie, thank you VERY much!

    – Gina Ruttle (Whalegeek)

  • Randall Scholten
    Randall Scholtenover 5 years ago

    Great photo!

  • Randall, thank you very much! I was disappointed no bears made their appearance but the silhouetted fishermen made up for it.

    – Gina Ruttle (Whalegeek)

  • lorilee
    lorileeover 5 years ago


  • Thank you so much, Lorilee!

    – Gina Ruttle (Whalegeek)

  • Martin Smart
    Martin Smartover 5 years ago

    Beautiful in its simplicity Gina!

  • Thank you, Martin. It was indeed a simple, contemplative moment in time.

    – Gina Ruttle (Whalegeek)

  • greenstone
    greenstoneover 5 years ago

    WOW! such an amazing catch!!!!!?!!!!!

  • Thanks a bundle, Greenstone!

    – Gina Ruttle (Whalegeek)

  • Kathy Reid
    Kathy Reidover 5 years ago

    Very beautiful!

  • Thank you, Kathy! We have not had to do any snow raking lately as snows have not been too deep. I always think of you when I recall making snow paths for our dog! Hope you are enjoying Summer.

    – Gina Ruttle (Whalegeek)

  • Bogdan Ciocsan
    Bogdan Ciocsanover 5 years ago

    wonderful shot

  • THank you, Bogdan!

    – Gina Ruttle (Whalegeek)

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