15 Jun 16. Set out this morning with 3 goals which were our semi-annual dental check-up, visit a large aquatic supply to get the rest of the pond inhabitants, and have dinner at our favorite Ballard restaurant. Check-ups went fine, then we headed for the aquatic supply only to get stuck in Seattle traffic - this was at 1515 - which, combined with the aquatic supply work hours of 1000 - 1600 - tough job - meant we couldn't get to it before it closed, so we turned around and went to dinner. That favorite restaurant is located at Fisherman's Terminal, my favorite place in all of Seattle for photography. The meal was good, as always, although we were surprised by how much the prices had increased since our last visit a couple years ago! After we ate we wandered around the finger piers and the associated spaces. Fisherman's Terminal is somewhat unique as the fisherman allow you to freely roam about the piers and take photos year round. They seem like a special group of people! My father was one of them for roughly 15 years when he commercial fished and was based out of there when it was just known as Salmon Bay. Today was very special both the fantastic clouds and the fact that the fleet will be leaving for Alaska in a few days and as such it was a flurry of activity. It was the perfect day to be photographing there. While everyone is aware of the vessels, many folks fail to see the equipment necessary in the work of catching seafood of which nets play a major role. This shot was taken with just that in mind, the importance of netting. You may notice two sets of individuals attending to their nets in the background.
The base image was adjusted for being a bit slanted, and given a small amount of micro contrast adjustment. Nikon D300s; 18 - 200; Aperture Priority; ISO 200; 1/320 sec @ f /16.