Sunday, June 28, 2015

More color

I don't shoot a lot of color, so I thought I'd post this photograph, from the Tenkara Guides LLC workshop on its own, because the rest will be in black and white.

I don't always know what I will post here, most of the time the photographs I post here are the ones that I truly feel are the strongest photographs from a particular roll or batch of rolls; other times the photographs I post here are the ones that I get the most comments or "Favorites" or views from my Flickr stream.  
At this time, this photograph has been viewed 191 times and has been marked as a "Favorite" by five of my "Followers" on Flickr, which is a lot more than any of the others I have recently posted.

That being said, and because I haven't had a lot of photographic opportunities so far this year and because all of the other photographs I plan on posting about the workshop are all in black and white, I thought I'd post this one.  

I have three more rolls that I need to have processed before I can make my post about the workshop, that will have to wait a few weeks.  If anyone out there would be interested in being a patron,  please contact me!


Tuesday, June 23, 2015

Oncorhynchus clarki utah

I don't shoot a lot of color film, , it's mostly a choice of liking black and white better and for the most part black and white conveys the timelessness and dreamy qualities that I am going for much better.

That being said, I like shooting color film, Fujichrome Velvia 100 in this case, especially when it comes to photographs of fish, like this Bonneville Cutthroat for example.

I have caught a few Bonneville Cutties in my time, but none as beautiful as this one, which was on a tiny tributary in eastern Utah, during a tenkara workshop put on by Tenkara Guides LLC.

I have more from the two days I was there at the unique and amazing workshop they put on, but I love this photograph so much and it's different from what I normally shoot, that I thought I'd put this one out now..

Fish on!


Monday, March 2, 2015

The Bridge

Bridges serve many purposes, from their intended purpose of crossing body of water or great span two geographical features, as well as serving as a landmark.  If you are into fishing, they are especially great to fish near as well, which is what I did for the first time by this bridge.

You may recognize bridge and may have even fished there, but I enjoyed fishing there with one of my Army buddies..


Saturday, November 22, 2014

Fall For Tenkara

Fall is a great time for fishing and my most recent outing on a small creek in Utah county, reminded me of that.  

One of the things I like about fall, when it comes to photography anyway, is the quality of light that occurs at this time of the year; it's so warm, soft and direct it's hard to make bad photographs when you have such great light.

I hope you like these two photographs, if you do, please comment or share  this post online somewhere.  I'd love to hear what you think about these to fall fishing photographs or how you came across my blogsite.  

My hope is that if enough people share this post that it will repair the internet, since some photographs by another photographer that were recently published "Broke The Internet".



Sunday, November 16, 2014

The Tower

I was fishing recently on a stretch of  river that I had been to before, but hadn't been quite so far up as I had been on this particular occasion. 
As I kept fishing further up stream I saw this tower and kept hoping my buddy would  move into the right spot so I could photograph him fishing with the tower in the background. 
Thankfully he did.


By this time I had put my rod down and watched him for a bit and then he moved and I came away with this photograph. 

While this "tower" wasn't all that big, it was quite the visual magnate being so close to the river and all..


Tuesday, September 9, 2014

Recently seen in

Some years ago, I would occasionally eat at this Chinese restaurant near where I worked at the time, and is generally the custom at Chinese restaurants, there was a fortune cookie included with it. 
The fortune cookie I got from that meal, said, "Talents that are not shared, are not talents."

I know that's nothing too unusual, but the next time I ate there, a few weeks or so later,  I got the same fortune, so that mantra has kind of stuck with me ever since.

With that, I thought I share two recent places that have spotlighted my photography.

The first one, is an online fly fishing magazine called Kype Magazine, while the magazine has been around for a while, this is the first issue created by its new owner and publisher Aileen Lane.  Aileen, also is the fly tier extraordinaire behind MKFlies and she is also one third of the trifecta of Fly Fishing Ventures and many other things.

Check out issue 5.2 here:

The second spotlight was on a film photography website called Develop & Fix that did a similar interview and spotlight on my photography, which you can check out HERE .

Thanks for reading and checking out these two spotlights.


Saturday, August 30, 2014


As part of my fly fishing experience, I also tie flies, and some of my favorites to tie and fish with are streamers...

One way I like to tie streamers is by using a cool product by the FlyMen Fishing Company, called Fish-Skulls

I tied up a few earlier this year, for an adventure down the Green River, so naturally I had to photograph them as well..

I am still trying to master my macro technique, because out of the twelve images I could have gotten, I only had three useable ones, with these two being the ones I thought were the better images.

Note to self:  When you are using the "blub" setting, make sure and set it back to the "normal" shutter speed or at least check that it is when you are outdoors!