Lost And Found. June 4, 2012Posted by littlebangtheory in Art and Nature.
Tags: Canon 24mm f/3.5L TS-E II, catch and release area, Daryl Benson, deerfield river, Elliot, fishing, fly fishing, reverse graduated neutral density filters, Singh-Ray graduated filters, spinning lure, tilt-shift photography
The Deerfield river is widely known as a great trout fishing venue. It’s fast and cold and relatively clean in the reaches here and above, and has rebounded from it’s Irene Make-Over with astonishing speed. The section immediately above Charlemont is a catch-and-release area, no bait-fishermen please, and as such is a popular float-fishing destination for several fly-fishing outfitters.
The cardinal rule of Catch-and-Release is DO NO HARM so that returned fish survive and thrive.
So it’s a little bit karmic that this trebble-hook spinner, decidedly not kind to fish (and frequently fatal) was lost among the logs and rocks just above town:
I hope it was his last one, and that its parting ended someone’s day of fun.
This is from Elliot, tripod-mounted within a foot of the rocks (yes, I was lying down on the job!) Eight degrees of tilt, with a hand-held reverse-graduated ND filter.
TMI for most of you, but food for “inquiring minds…”
Along The Road. June 28, 2008Posted by littlebangtheory in Art and Nature.
Tags: beaver pond, fly fishing, potholes
I know, I’m stalling. There’s so much which needs saying, and so little time to say it. Elections come and go, Loved Ones pass away, the future becomes the present, then becomes the past.
And still, the words won’t come. I’m sorry. As a parent, I expect more from me.
But for now, here are a few images from Along The Road, which hopefully will convey something of what’s inside of me.
A beaver pond in Plainfield:
A fly fisherman on the Deerfield river:
At The Potholes in Shelburne Falls:
Sorry for the randomness, I guess I just had a few worth seeing which weren’t thematic (except for involving water!)