21 Aug 14. The creative image for today originated at Fisherman's Terminal in Ballard, the old Scandinavian part of Seattle. I've shared many photos from there in the past, in particular a number of HDR composites of the boats and the buildings. I've also shared a couple images of what I'm offering today, but the earlier ones were straight shots of the entire object. In the center of the wharf that provides access to all the finger piers is a statue dedicated to all the mariners who have lost their lives fishing in the waters off Alaska. The statue consists of a tall column atop of which is a fisherman with a large halibut on a line and with numerous ocean creatures adorning the base of the column to perhaps a height of 6 feet. The creatures are both fish and crustaceans and they are very well done!! It is hard to get a good image of all this as the subject is tall and round, so I've shot just small portions of the base in order to get something that is somewhat sharp all over. In the offering for today all we have is a sturgeon and a flatfish, which could be either a sole, a flounder, or a halibut. You can take your pick because I can't be sure which it is. The work is by Ronald Petty and was done in 1987 and I believe is crafted out of a bronze like material. I've adjusted it a little to give it a somewhat coloring book look, but not so much as to make it fully abstract. If you are ever in this part (Ballard) of the city, I highly recommend it to you as someplace you'd enjoy visiting, especially in the off season when all the fishing boats are back home and moored in an area where you are allowed to walk out among them. Nikon D300s; 18 - 200; Aperture Priority; ISO 200; 1/160 sec @ f /16.