A few recent images from Silver Creek:
We had a fall snowstorm through most of the day today. Our fall colors are just starting yet it feels a bit more like November...
It's been on the cold side for September. Snow on the mountains and even on the valley floors for a day or so. The leaves are just starting to turn but it's felt like late October. Elk are bugling and sand hill cranes are on their annual migration south making their pre-historic garble as they circle at great heights and barley stubble and cheat grass and even rabbitbrush have taken on their yellow hues while smoke bellows out of a two-room house chimney along a ditch somewhere in Mackay, Idaho.
I am selling my used Nikon D810 camera body. I am the original owner and have owned it for approx. 17 months. I have the original box and users manual. The reason I'm selling it is that I'll be purchasing the Nikon D850 in the months to come. This camera is in very good condition. I am asking $1,800.
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Here are the specs:
- 36.3MP FX-Format CMOS Sensor
- EXPEED 4 Image Processor
- No Optical Low Pass Filter
- 3.2" 1,229k-Dot LCD Monitor
- Full HD 1080p Video at 60/30/24 fps
- Multi-CAM 3500FX 51-Point AF Sensor
- Native ISO 12800, Extended to ISO 51200
- 5 fps Shooting at Full Resolution
- Electronic Front Curtain Shutter
- 14-Bit RAW Files and 12-Bit RAW S Format
Excited to pick up from the framer my first limited edition prints. The three prints are each 16" x 24" with a frame size of 24 3/4" x 32". I view them as a set of three. They cost $1,200 (framed) individually or $3,000 (also framed) for the set of three. I am limiting each image to 100 prints plus an artists proof.
The images were shot this July on Silver Creek.
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A beautiful grayling caught on a smoky afternoon...
A few images from a recent photo assignment in Livingston, Montana:
I had a little bit of time to get out and watch the total eclipse prior to a guide day...
Smoky skies are the new norm for August. Thunderstorms have been rolling through too, compounding the surreal color cast with a muggy and palpable sky. Sometimes it smells like sweet pipe smoke. The rest of the time it's not discernible to my nose. Burning sage and bitterbrush to the south and I suppose some cheatgrass as well. Lodgepole pines are getting cremated to the north. A visual amalgamation of sorts: muted, Impressionistic, cold-blue in August, and teary-eyed.
Tricos are now pretty much on each morning at Silver Creek...
Heat of the day. Packed SUV's leave dust contrails on their way north with float tubes plastered to the roofs. Pretty soon Silver Creek is left with those who don't know any better or those who hope the weed beds will soon be smothered in a giant blue orgy. I've banked on it plenty of times and come up empty handed. It's a bit of a roll of the dice, but when it happens and enough fish are keyed into Damselflies, it'll make for a memorable afternoon.
Here are a few images of rainbows trying to eat damsels on Silver Creek a few days ago... Double Click on any of the images to enlarge.
Here's a two page image of mine appearing in the new 2017 summer issue of Angler's Journal:
With craft beer taking over the beer market and the demand for Coors and Budweiser dropping, barley fields in the Picabo, Idaho area are slowly converting to alternatives like mustard.
Tricos have been happening in small numbers on the lower stretches of Silver Creek... Here are a few images of female Tricos.