I got a new camera recently, a Holga 6x12 Panoramic Camera, as with all of my Holgas I had it modified by my friend Randy "The Holga Mods Guy". Make sure and check out his 6x12 page to see what my camera looks like,the "Holga Lens" one as he calls it, mine is pretty much like the red one pictured.
So naturally I had to go fishing to try it out..
I was fortunate to have some time away from work recently that allowed me to go fishing twice in one week, and far as fishing goes I was equally as fortunate to be able to go with two very different, two very experienced tenkara anglers, that I have befriended over the past couple of years.
My new camera's maiden voyage was on a small stream with my friend "Tenkara Elevated".
I had a couple of other photographs of him, but this one really captures the peacefulness of the urban spot we were fishing; and while I didn't catch any fish at this spot, I am happy to report that later in the day at another spot I did. I am grateful that I was able to fish him, because I certainly learned a few things fishing him that day.
Later in the week I took my new Holga 6x12 with another friend, ERiK, from Tenkara Guides LLC. a local guide service which was one of the first Tenkara USA Certified guide services. They boys at Tenkara Guides are a great group, who are very community oriented too, so check them out.
We went to a place I have driven by or ridden by on my mountain bike many times in my life, and I never thought I'd fish there, but was it a great place to fish, it was certainly the most technical place I have ever fished considering how small the stream was and how fast the water was moving down the narrow granite canyon. It was great fishing with ERiK, because I sure learned a lot from him too, I don't think I would have caught a trout had I not been with him.
The first place we stopped had some graffiti, on the remnants of what I'd call a man made ditch made of concrete and steel. It was a cool place to fish for sure which made fora really cool photograph as well.
We continued to fish up the narrow canyon, and I eventually caught a fish and we later came upon this scene.
You can see the other photographs I made with my Holga 6x12 Pano, on my Flickr stream if you like, and if you like them leave a comment here and let me know.
All in all I'd say that my first two outings with my new camera were pretty successful which has got me thinking about ideas for my next book...