Let’s play hooky • • May 29, 2018
Kinda different from my mountain paintings, right? I took this photo last week on a brilliantly sunny day, when I played hooky and went fishing up a local creek that’s full of brook trout.
The only way I can get a picture like this is to try to control the fish by holding the line with one hand while I put the camera down near the water and blindly click away! I can’t see what I’m taking, so I get lots of blurry photos, and plenty where fish aren’t even in frame. But if I’m lucky (and I sure was that day), there are gems like this one too. I especially like how the only part of that little guy that’s in focus is the bit of his side that breaks the water’s surface!
Below are two more from the same day and the first is of the same fish. Brook trout are almost to pretty to believe! And the best part is that every one I caught was released. I’m gonna have to go play hooky again soon!