Saturday, January 23, 2010

Sunday Stills - Sports

Well, I thought on this all week, and in the middle of January about the only sports I could come up with involved drinking games. The weather broke though...a bit...and it warmed up enough today for a little fishing on the Elkhorn Creek.



Jaybird, Saint Tim and the ultimate fishing pontoon.



Originally I was to meet them at 3:45. They'd been skunked so far, but two minutes after they talked to me, the fish began to bite. "Give us until 4:30." This shot is as the sun was starting to set on the creek closer to, um, 5:00.



The reason I'm setting up the time of day is to give a clue to how "dark" it was on this already cloudy day. Not ideal for pictures...especially as I decided I wanted to take all my shots in manual mode today. And my main goal was to try to capture the lure splashing into the water.



I took a ton of pictures - many too dark, too bright, too blurry, not blurry enough... It was a challenge trying to figure out how to balance the shutter speed and exposure.



I didn't get exactly what I wanted, but I was proud to have gotten what I did. And I was able to use the manual settings on my camera to capture shots I couldn't have gotten otherwise. Great practice!

For more Sunday Stills...

15 comments:

lecoinperdu said...

lovely photography!
Ronelle

Ed said...

Well done, but where are the fish??
And some action shots of a round of Quarters would have been cool..;-)

dibear said...

Love your choice, fishing is great. :)

WildBlack said...

Well done bud! :D Definitely worth the practicing

Tammy said...

So peaceful! Great shots!

Joanna@BooneDocksWilcox said...

you did good on the lure shots

From the Heart of Texas said...

Fishing is a great sport! Unfortunately none of that is going on around here right now. Nice series of photos for the challenge.

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Shirley said...

Now that is some boat! My husband wants to see more photos of it!

Alice said...

Perfect plop shots! Especially with the camera in manual mode!

Laughing Orca Ranch said...

Fishing in January??! Lucky ducks! All we can do around here is shovel snow. Is that a sport? hehe!

That second photo is very nice. I like the composition and how it draws me in.

~Lisa

Janice said...

Good post.Good choices.

cdncowgirl said...

Good thing you didn't have to resort to photos of drinking games. Although they may have made for good blackmail photos lol

Gayle said...

I love that drinking games came to mind. Fishing sounds wonderful. Great shots.

Brenda said...

The fish were jumping. How many did they catch? Great shots!

gtyyup said...

Good job! You took a big step I'm not ready to take...way to go!

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