After taking this photo I thought about this old Russian tale about Fisherman and the Golden Fish. Alexander Pushkin wrote it for all of us to enjoy and it even been animated. Here is link to old Russian animation of this story. I grew up knowing this story, so I asked my wife if she knows it as well and she did not. So I guess since Disney didn’t adopt it, most folks growing up here would never hear about it.
The main moral of this tale is that greed will get you nothing. The old wife of the fisherman learned that he cached and released a gold fish. He released it when the fish spoke to him in human voice and pleaded for her life in exchange for any gift he wanted. The old man didn’t want any gift and he released the fish. His wife had different idea, she wanted new things, new washing machine at first, then better house, then a palace, then to be the queen and finally to be the most powerful queen of the entire ocean, including the golden fish. You can guess how the story ends.
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59 thoughts on “The Tale of the Fisherman and the Golden Fish”
Very, very nice! I love HDR.
amazing place 🙂
Wonderful photo! I like it.
Beautiful. Just a quick question: I’m thinking of getting my 1st SLR. Would you recommend that I bought it 2nd hand?
Hi, you can do that, it will save you money, of course you have to keep in mind if it has any left warranty, how much it was used, etc. It can be a hit or miss. There are a few entry level DSLR cameras you can choose from, or you can get one of the mirrorless SLRs, this is the future, they are much smaller but deliver the same quality as midsize DSLRs. personally, i like to have a brand new one, just for warranty reasons
wow! Looks like a fairytale!
since I was a little girl, I loved this story! .. memories, memories ..
yep, stories we were told as little kids are always present somewhere inside of us
A very nice photo, beautiful grounds, and I love the architecture of the building a lot of work went into it, it is stunning. 🙂
Gorgeous pic! I love the angle you took it! And I loved the tale you referred too! I didn’t know about it!
Awesome! Perfect caption for your fairytale image 🙂 We have a woodcutter and axe version of the same story here in India 🙂
It looks just like a painting. Wonderful! 🙂
oh. wow. nice 🙂
This is outstanding. The photo could be a beautiful oil painting.
Love the fairytale connection. This was always a very telling
story. Nice …..
This is beautiful!! Looks like a scene from a fairy tale 🙂
Such a brilliant photo. I love it! 🙂
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Lovely photo taken here .. =) Hope one day I can take such amazing pictures
Just beautiful and I love the connection it holds for you with the fairy tale.
What a dynamite photo, which I might add fits perfect with the fairy tale you outlined … the only thing missing here is the pot of gold at the end of the rainbow (not really a part of the fairy tale, but should be included with the rainbow 😉 )! I see, you did include the fish … Great post! 🙂
The picture transported me to the place where the story you mentioned must have been played out! Beautiful shot.
Awesome picture Dimitri. The story really adds to the image also
Thanks for the great story and the photo complements it perfectly.
Gorgeous shot!! Love how you caught the fish in the image as well!
Thanks for posting, the story is very popular here in Eastern Europe
I enjoy the slight unreality about this. It speaks of fairytales with a leg in both worlds.
I agree with Elena, looks like a fairytale, and also like a painting. Just beautiful. Did I miss the location? Is it the Biltmore?
yes, it is Biltmore House in Asheville NC. More photos from that night are coming soon. I processed a few of them at the same time and will publish over the next week or so.
This definitely looks like something out of a fairy tale.
Wow breathtaking 🙂
Stuning image Dimtrii.
Wow this is a knock out!!!
love the composition! very gorgeous photo and the fish is the perfect “unique” object.
I really really love this shot! I haven’t been to the Biltmore Estate in years! I hope you got some garden shots coming up!
That is gorgeous! I love it!
Nice HDR effect, Dmitri. Not too over stated. Just about perfect really.
Ethereal and majestic, love this shot and the details, I hardly no where to look first. I love it!
Beautiful photo and tale to match, oh and thank you for following my blog!
stunning hdr…i love it!
Asheville NC? Would have bet it was European. Beautiful setting, beautiful capture.
it is in Asheville, Biltmore House, was built by the Vanderbilt family century plus ago, pretty cool place to visit
Thank you for posting the link to that incredible animation; I love this story and have an old illustrated book from Soviet Russia, that I’ve had since childhood – it brings back many fond memories!
Great capture of Zolotaya Rybka! 🙂
stunning ! colors and lights are very beautiful ! nice framing!
Great tale, and love the image.
Absolutely breathtaking…. Your eye is amazing!
Excellent photo! I love the grandeur of the Biltmore.
Great composition. Miksang!
Great image! Your house?
Yes, weekend getaway, ☺
I love this photo so much that I blogged about it in my third “A to Z” post of the year here:
http://ayearofpics.wordpress.com/2012/06/22/my-favorite-year-of-pics-photos-so-far-from-a-to-z-third-time-is-a-charm/ Check it out if you get a sec!
I really enjoy following your blog!