Sunday, September 1, 2013

Last Days of Summer on the Boquet River

My love of photography really stems from my love for fly fishing. When I started fly fishing, I found myself on all of these beautiful creeks and rivers and found myself wanting to document them. I would almost always have a point and shoot camera on hand on the odd chance I caught a nice fish and I started taking snapshots of the waters that I would fish. More and more I was seeing that these photos weren't doing justice to the areas in question.

Early on I was really taken by the blurred water in the shots I was seeing other photographers take. If I had to point to one single thing as a motivator for getting me into photography, I would have to say it was the slow shutter, blurred water image.

This image was taken on the north branch of the Boquet River. This was probably the first stream I ever cast my fly line into and I like to revisit it from time to time for that reason. I hadn't been here since Irene hit two years ago and I was amazed at how it changed the river. Spots where there were previously pools, were now shallow riffles. trees were scattered everywhere.

The area of the river where this image was taken is pocket water and it was not affected by Irene as much as some of the other sections.

This was taken with my Nikon D7000, Sigma 10-20 and Cokin polarizer. In case you were wondering, I did not place those leaves on the rock :)

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