Tuesday, June 29, 2010

High Lights " Bull Trout In B.C. "

Even I got lucky , Aaron with a nice Bull Trout . Thanks for a great photo Dim. ! Beautiful remote environments , great friends and bitey fish . What more can you ask for! The next fifteen shots are high lights of what happens when Dimitri , Matt and I go fishing for a day , consisting of a jet boat , lots of rods and a 30 lb pack of camera gear . Even though we had almost nothing but heavy rain and we never did land Walter we still managed to get a couple keepers ( pictures! ) Dim supplied beautiful flies I brought the camera and Matt got us home safe and showed us were the fish would be! Thank you guys for a great day !!
Dimitri knee deep in a back channel .
The weather was saked in for most the day .
A sh-t tone of gear !
Lush green forests.
Running from the weather in remote British Columbia.

Dimitri and Matt asses the situation.
Dimitri hooks up on a nice Bull Trout.
Matt fishing a tight spot in amongst the wood.
What fly ? That is the question . Dimitri and Matt caught in the moment.

Beautiful Sea run Bull Trout and Dolly's . Another Epic day on the water with friends Dimitri and Matt. Thanks guys !

Saturday, June 19, 2010

To night was perfect, awesome sky and a killer sun set! I love it when every thing comes together. shot with Canon 40d 17-85mm , f16 @ 6sec. iso 200 , 4 stop hard ND filter and a tripod with remote trigger.
Spanish Banks Happy Hour .

Tuesday, June 15, 2010

Magic Moments

Magic moments happen when your out there, when you least expect it! Catching those moments on film or in this case on a cameras sensor is always a rewarding feeling. This shot came at Spanish Banks , I was shooting these Herons , trying to get them flying in a small flock silouted against the Sun set with no such luck . All of a sudden these two landed right in front of me, with only seconds to react I clicked the shutter, than they were gone . I used a ND Grad 2 stop soft filter and a polarizor. In the end it came down to a 10 second moment in time.
Another shot with a similar story to the above but here the Herons were feeding for a fairly long time. Long enough for the sun to set behind them. For about 2 to 3 minutes I had the most amazing light. No filters needed. I was able to compress this shot with a 500mm lens . shooting at f 5.6 allowed enough light for a faster shutter , 30th of a second, fast for this time of night. Again it all came down to being there and having that magic moment.
English Bay towards Stanly Park offers some amazing Urban Vistas. With a view looking West this is a perfect place for sun sets. I like to explorer when the weather is turning knowing that it becomes a fifty-fifty chance usually ending in rain and no photos ! But those few time when every thing goes as planed the light can be amazing . Finding a composition is usually easy in this beautiful spot however the light does not usually co-operate. This is one of my favorites knowing that this light lasted for a split second . The only way to get this shot was being there set up and ready. This big boat was heading out west when the clouds opened and sent this crazy beam of light towards the boat , I frantically clicked away and in no time the clouds closed up and the rain came back.
These two shots were taken just the other day in one of my favorite hidden little spots. I love the moss and the all green in the forest here , combined that with a beautiful little creek flow and we have a winner. If you wait long enough the sun may break through the clouds and trees and send an amazing soft golden glow through out the forest floor. I absolutely love it when this happens , it seems to bring out color that my eye cant see. I spent a number of hours and over 100 frames later the sun broke through . I quickly tried to capture the light and the composition.
Amazing Moments are any moment in time when you can't believe whats happening, in a good way ! For me it might be the pull from a large Steelhead or the feeling I get from making a good fly cast but more and more I am finding that is is capturing these magic moments from behind the lens . Moments that only last a few seconds to maybe a few minutes , very special moments when the light is just right and the subject matter works and every thing goes as planned . If you spend the time in search of these moments you will always walk away rewarded !

Tuesday, June 1, 2010

Olympus point & shoot water proof camera.
Ross R 3.5 reel with Airflo slow glass fly line.
G-Loomis Logo on camo hat.
LowePro filter case.
Loop 2w " The Original Large Arbour fly reel.
G-Loomis Roaring River Spey Rods.
G-Loomis Dredger 6/7 Reel seat logo.

As an avid Fly Fisherman and out door photographer it's not to often that I work in doors with un-natural light. An up coming shoot for Gibbs Fishing tackle gave me the perfect opportunity to set up a mini indoor studio and practice. I found it to be very challenging ! Here are a few shots that I think worked . Enjoy.