|My first attempt to capture an Eagle in flight.|
Monday, November 26, 2012
Saturday, November 17, 2012
|Darren made soup for lunch!|
Darren Upchurch and I got up at 3:30 am Friday and drove down to the Clearwater to fish. We had a great day of casting but failed to connect with any fish. The weather was great and I didn't fall down or break any equipment so I consider the trip a success.
|Dead Salmon using fish-eye effect from camera.|
My answer to this problem was that I do not want a camera with those silly retractable lens things. This left me with the choice of three smaller non DSRL or the more expensive DSRL cameras. I decided upon a Canon SX50 HS. These were the first photos taken with this camera.
With the new camera I was able to goof around while I fished and the photo results make the results of no fish much easier to take. I didn't get the stink off, but I did learn a bit about the new camera.
|Darren using full 50X optical zoom.|
|Same shot without using the zoom. Wow!|
Saturday, November 03, 2012
|Mike heating up some chili.|
Ever since Raina married Dean, I have teased her about living the "farm" life in Kendrick Idaho. My vision of their place was based on the TV show Green Aces. I pictured them living on a rundown old farm with cows by the front door and chickens in the kitchen.
I arrived in Kendrick at about 4:30 PM and followed the map they had sent, through the town and up ninth street. To say they live on a little hill would be an understatement. They live on a HILL. It's steep enough that as you climb you have to keep your fingers crossed hoping that nothing gives out and you coast backwards to the valley floor. I think Raina said it best, later in the evening, when the one lone trick-or-treater that showed up rang the doorbell. She exclaimed "how the heck did you get up here?" Raina tossed him a hand full of candy and he said "dad drove me."
You know it is steep when kids won't hike up the hill for candy!
|Waiting for the bite to start.|
I stayed the night and in the morning we parted ways. Dean and Raina had to drive to Orifino I'll leave all the humor and speculation to you readers.
When I got back home in Post Falls I got in touch with Mike Wassmuth and found out he was heading back down to fish on Friday so I joined him. WE drove down, fished, and drove back. Noticed I said fished. We failed to catch anything, but the weather was real nice and we enjoyed being out on the water. Days like that are getting fewer and fewer. Not catching fish does not bother me, really. OK, maybe a little.