I have a long way to go before I can call myself a portrait shooter but my baby let me practice on her along the Sacramento River last weekend. I liked the diffused light coming through the trees from both afternoon sky and bouncing off the water. The stiff wind blowing straight off the river was nice to tease her hair as well. Just a touch of fill flash and a “power portrait” edit in Lightroom and I like the look.
It is almost impossible to get the kid to be patient on a slow morning but I finally talked him into making a few more casts and he hooked one. Hopefully that (and the new winter boots I just ordered for the cold feet he complained of) will encourage him to stay with it in the future. Knowin’ the showoff he can be it may have helped that the family up the bank who hadn’t caught anything had to come look too!
I took a drive yesterday with my good friend Ken who, like me, needed some ‘out of the house’ time. We headed up to the Youth Camp and did some casting practice. The fish were going bananas chasing minnows and driving ME bananas because they weren’t hitting our offerings. With a little perseverance, and some fine flourocarbon, I was able to fool a couple small ones though. If nothing else, the bullshitting was second to none!!!
Been watching this guy and his gals picking apples and acorns in my yard all day. I spent all day fighting the cloudy conditions and his lack of cooperation to finally get a couple fair snapshots of him that didn’t have my yard garbage or a trailer or something in the background…hehe…
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Pictures and commentary about the antics and activities of "Mike and his!"