Monday, May 10, 2010

Friday aboard the Afternoon Delight

Some friends, coworkers, and I scheduled a day aboard the Chesapeake Bay charter boat Afternoon Delight captained by Hank DeVito. I have been fishing at least once a year with Captain Hank since 1998 and look forward to a day of visiting with him as much as I do fishing.



Leaving the marina before sunrise I was hoping to capture a good sunrise shot across the water. When the boat turned south as Danny the mate set out lines I decided to go for a sunrise silhouette shot. The sunrise starburst was the added bonus that made this shot really pop for me



Fishing was slow but by the time the biggest fish of the day hit, Eric, the youngest member of our party and first-time saltwater fisherman was up for a turn at the rod.


With the largest catch of his life in hand Eric beams with exhilaration

9 comments:

Leedra said...

The fish appears to be as large as Eric.

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Adrienne in Ohio said...

That sunburst in your sunrise photo is fantastic. What a great shot!

Corker2 said...

A really great catch for him. Looks to me like it was a rather big fish. Not sure what type it is, but I'll bet he had a heck of a fight to reel it in.

Years ago, I used to do the same thing. We'd go aboard a "head boat" out of Bowers Beach, Delaware. Always had a great time fishing out there. Fishing for "Blues" or anything else that we could catch. Never got anything like his. Nice photo's.

Montanagirl said...

Love the sunrise shot. Nice work! And that is one big fish and a very pleased fisherman.

Susan said...

Beautiful sunrise, and great fish too!Sounds like a good time.

imac said...

Hi Coy, great capture.

Mary Howell Cromer said...

What fun, looks like a great day had by all~

Misty Dawn said...

AWESOME! I LOVE fishing, and this post really caused me to get the itch. Too bad it's going to be thunderstorming here for days.

photowannabe said...

Beautiful photos and that's an awesome catch. It looks like the perfect day.