Fishing Lure

Fishing Lure

As an adult, I never have been a real avid fisherman. However, when I was a child my dad and I spent many an afternoon out on the lake fishing. We rarely if ever caught anything, but we spent a lot of quality time together drowning worms and loosing tackle.


Fishing Lure Motion

Fishing Lure Motion


I recently opened our old tackle box searching for something that might colorful and interesting to photograph. Inside I discovered this fishing lure. I took the lure a tied a fishing line to a brace and then using a thread I suspended the lure in the air. Shooting against a black background I used a couple of small lamps for lighting.  I then erased the thread and added some motion blur in processing.



  1. Len Saltiel April 5, 2012 at 8:02 am #

    Excellent macros Phillip. They brought me back some memories of my dad who loved to fish. Thanks.

    • Phillip April 5, 2012 at 6:09 pm #

      Thank you Len. It was a lot of fun, although it was a good thing that we didn’t depend on our catch for food. LOL

  2. denise ippolito April 6, 2012 at 7:12 pm #

    Nice original and I like the creative blur!

  3. Edith Levy April 7, 2012 at 10:28 am #

    Fantastic Phillip. I love it the motion blur.

    • Phillip April 8, 2012 at 7:14 am #

      Thanks Edith, I appreciate it.

  4. Adam Allegro April 9, 2012 at 2:25 am #

    I use to love going out with my father when I was young – Spurred a lifelong love of fishing that I have neglected for some time now. This reminds me to get the rod and reel cleaned up. 🙂

    • Phillip April 9, 2012 at 12:09 pm #

      It’s nothing more special than fishing with your dad!

  5. Rob April 9, 2012 at 8:10 am #

    Ah those memories of youth. The fishing lures do work well. They catch a lot of fishermen. 😉

    • Phillip April 9, 2012 at 12:11 pm #

      LOL So true! Probably more fishermen that fish!

  6. Eden April 9, 2012 at 12:21 pm #

    Really cool shots, Phillip. Great lighting!

    • Phillip April 9, 2012 at 6:23 pm #

      Thank you Eden for the nice words!

  7. Otto von Münchow April 14, 2012 at 11:58 am #

    It’s a really fun picture and wonderfully lit. It comes out like a nice, warm lure for sure. I like the dark background, the warm tone, and the blur – as everybody else point out. Being one who likes going out fishing, and use exactly this kind of spin, for me it’s extra fun to see a picture like this.

    • Phillip April 14, 2012 at 9:37 pm #

      Thanks Otto! It looked like a fun thing to shoot. I saw a couple of guys returning from a lake today holding a couple of nice bass in their hands. It reminded me of how long it has been since I have gone fishing.

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