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All in a Night's Work

All in a Night’s Work
Photograph by Vincent J. Musi

Bennie Orvis of Geddes, South Dakota, proudly displays the 28-inch (71.12-centimeter), six-and-one-eighth-pound (2.7-kilogram) walleye he landed from the banks of Lake Francis Case. He and his brother, Nathan, had hit the lake around twilight and fished all night. “They bite pretty good about three or four o’clock in the morning,” says Bennie, who fishes twice a week through the summer. Though not a record catch for the lake, this one was a record for Bennie, who had it mounted. “I’m still debating where I want to put it,” he says.




Camera: Leica M6
Film Type: Fujichrome Velvia 50
Lens: 35mm
Speed and F-Stop: 1/60 @ f/2
Weather Conditions: Not recorded
Time of Day: Not recorded
Lighting Techniques: Natural light


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