Ever since I was little I have enjoyed fishing. It was just one of those things that I loved doing on the weekends with my Dad. Sadly it’s not something I get to do everyday. Well this past Summer my love of Fly fishing was rekindled and I am greatly looking forward to this Spring. Well some of my friends thought we would get an early start. Although it is perfectly legal to fish on certain rivers this time of the year, to me it seemed a little odd to fish in March. Then again it might have just been because it was snowing with 30 mile an hour winds.
Now this was something I never thought about doing before but I wanted to try watching and only taking photos, not fishing. I haven’t figured out how to do both yet. Yesterday my buddies Alex and Gill, went out on what was supposed to be a nice 50 degree afternoon. It wasn’t. It was snowing and was quite cold. But that passed….after we headed in. What lay before me at the river was a whole new set of challenges which were a lot of fun! With my Glass Limo on my back and nothing else, I watched as my friends fished while thinking about compositions. I got to say it was tough. The snow didn’t help but hey what can you do. My buddy Al brought in a few very nice subjects and although I didn’t have much time with them I did learn real quick three things: shoot fast, use flash, and don’t just go for that trophy shot. I didn’t get that beautiful out of the water shot or the fisherman in mist at sunrise but for a first time I was thought it went quite well. And I even stayed dry.
In the Camera Bag:
Nikon D3, 70-200 VRII, SB-900, Think Tank Glass Limo, on Lexar UDMA Digital Film