“Are you ok if I take a couple of photos while you fish?” I asked who I found out later to be Murph, a definite and obvious local at Tathra Wharf on the far South Coast of NSW. The other fishermen knew him by name and although none of them had much to say to each other, there seemed to be a definite camaraderie amongst them.
I got a sort of “ok” from Murph which was just fine with me.
The feature photo at the top of the post is my favourite. It’s 100% unrehearsed and was taken walking backward at a fast pace before dropping my camera to the jetty and snapping off two frames.
I later found after chatting to Murph that after panel beating for over 50 years in Bega, he now lives for his fishing.
Although he didn’t show a lot of emotion, there was a feeling he was happy, content and was enjoying life more than ever in a wonderful part of the world.
Camera Model: Fuji X100S
Lens: 23mm (35mm equivalent for full frame camera)
Exp. Comp: 0
Program: Aperture Priority
Focus Mode: Manual
White Bal: Auto