Friday, January 30, 2015

Just the Best

When I started this blog in April of 2013 it was mainly to provide incentive to document my fishing exploits photographically and to provide a way of seeing what worked, when, and where. But as I got further along I began to grasp the literary aspect , and, perhaps more successfully, began to improve my photography. Looking back at old posts I am still amazed by the things I have seen, from gorgeous native fish to some spectacular scenery and marvelous insects. So here are my favorites from the past two years (some was done before I published the blog). I hope you enjoy them as much as I have, these images are the best I have to capture why I choose to do what I do every day.




















































































22 comments:

  1. Beautiful images from a true nature lover with a very good eye.

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  2. Thank you! Those are amazing pics!

    Have to ask though... Where did the timber rattler and copperhead pic's come from. I know of a few isolated populations here in MA, so I'm sure there are some in CT... I'm just hoping they are rare enough that you got those in VA or PA or some other state south of here :)! I always worry a bit about that when stepping through rocky scree on slopes...

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    1. The Timber Rattlesnake was in a rocky slope in Glastonbury CT, the Copperhead was in Meriden. The copperheads are actually far less common here, very few cross the CT river ever. The Timbers are actually almost easy to find in the Glastonbury area, although this is the only one I've seen (I've heard another one before).

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  3. You my friend are quite the photographer. Beautiful photos.
    I recognize several places there and I have to get back there.
    Could you share with us what camera you use?

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    1. Than you,
      My camera is the Kodak easyshare MAX z990, unfortunately Kodak quit making cameras. It has lasted me a long time and is a very good camera considering it's size and limitations.

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  4. Awesome Photographs!!! Thanks for sharing!

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  5. WOW, what a year it wasI We enjoy your blog every day, especially your descriptive photos and tales of the journey. We can only imagine what this year will bring. BRING IT ON!!!
    Tie, Hike, Fish, Photograph and Write on...

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    1. Thank you. I enjoy bringing it to everyone.

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  6. Such a pleasure to review these photos "en masse." The collection is amazing, and I am especially pleased with how you have put your birthday camera to such excellent use (and care). Your writer's voice is emerging apace, so advance with confidence toward your dreams. A career choice will become apparent.
    You have also discovered a way to make 1,000 miles practically disappear -- hooray !
    - G.

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  7. What an awesome collection of photography! I personally like the picture of the Copperhead best. Despite the danger I have always found them to be one of natures most beautiful creatures.

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    1. Thank you. Copperheads are beautiful. I may have pushed my luck with thath one though.

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    2. I'll always remember the encounter with that copperhead! Great pics!

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    3. Thanks.
      Yeah that was really cool. We need to try collecting in that area again this year, maybe on the other side of the reservoir.

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    4. Sure, I'd love to!

      BTW, Have you noticed the slug and centipede hiding at the bottom left of the picture? Never saw them when we were there, but they showed up in my picture too :-)

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    5. No, I didn't. Of course the snake is a little more pressing than those little dudes.

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  8. Awesome collection of pictures! I really love that one of the crystal clear stream and the tree at the bottom. I don't know if I've ever seen a stream so clear and calm. Hope you are hanging in there with the snow.

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    1. Thank you! That was the swift river in NH. Aside from cabin fever I'm alright.

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