once again the pic is only as good as the guy holding the fish so I thank you for all your compliments. i was in the middle of fighting that fish and my spool came off and fell on the ground, was wondering WTF?!
Thanks for all the compliments! I hope to get a couple more shots published this year.
MacRowdy: That is very close the way it was shot .. There snow in the background made it all white and I had my aperture set to give that blurry DOF (depth of field) on the shot. I did adjust the exposure, color balance and contrast... I do take a few liberties here and there (mostly with exposure and black levels) but, I try not to get away from the actual feel and color of the shot.
Mike: That WAS a pretty good juggling act AND I'm sure your hands got pretty damn cold!