Monday, July 2, 2012


This year, there's been an extraordinary run of shad in the Connecticut River, which has lead to an extraordinary (albeit natural) die-off--with the result that there are deteriorating dead fish floating in the river and washing up on shore.  They do reek--but there's a certain beauty in their skeletal remains.  I have to admit that John, when he saw me working on this photo said, "Wait--you took a picture of one of those smelly rotting fish?"  Um, yeah...Now you know why he had that pensive wondering expression in that portrait: "I married a woman who takes pictures of stinking fish corpses!"

Camera: iPhone 4s Processing: PhotoGene2, ScratchCamera, PhotoToaster, Dynamic Light


  1. Our spouses deserve a lot of credit. Jan has gotten so used to me photographing the bizarre, that if I miss something, she'll point it out for me.

  2. Ewwwwwwww I can almost smell it from HERE! :)

  3. Hi Bobbi,
    It's kind of beautiful, in a sort of strange way. Have a great day!


  4. I am glad my computer doesn't allow smells to come through :)
    You made the debris look artistic!

  5. You have made this rotten fish really beautiful!Even better than making a purse out of a sow's ear!