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Smithfield, Rhode Island
These two fishermen are in search of largemouth bass along the shoreline of Wenscott Reservoir (also known as Twin Rivers) in Smithfield. The area they've selected is ideal for this popular freshwater sports fish. Largemouth bass avoid open water, and prefer the shallows near shore. They typically hide beneath overhangs, logs, and ledges. Secluded sections covered with lily pads, as seen in today's photo, are very popular hideout, especially this time of year when the fish are mating. Rhode Island's largemouth bass typically weigh 4-5 pounds, although a 7-8 pounder is occasionally caught. The state record is 10 pounds 6 ounces, taken from Carbuncle Pond in Coventry. The record has stood since May, 1991.
Post processing started with a brilliant warm filter in Topaz Adjust. I then adjusted adaptive exposure, regions, contrast, brightness, and added a levels adjustment in PSE.