Man fishing at Sugar Pine Reservoir, Foresthill, California.
“Give a man a fish; you have fed him for today. Teach a man to fish; and you have fed him for a lifetime” ~ Author unknown
I have always loved that quote! This is one of the photos from my photo shoot at Sugar Pine Reservoir last weekend. The day all lined up so well, once we got up there and found a quiet spot to call our own for the afternoon.
The few little black spots in the image (if you look really close) are actually bugs. I started cloning them out in Photoshop at first. After removing a few of them, I decided they could stay…for now anyway. When I get ready to upload it to our Photography Website, I will think again.
Thoughts anyone? Would you remove the bugs, or leave it “Au Natural?”
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Young man fishing at Lake Almanor, Northern California.
We are gearing up for a mini road trip. I don’t think we will get back to Lake Almanor on this trip, but we sure did enjoy it last summer. It’s like a mini Lake Tahoe!
This image is from last summer. I worked with it in Adobe Photoshop Lightroom, until I could feel “emotion.”
Does it work for you? I love getting your comments and questions!
Enjoy your Monday!
Sherri Meyer Photography
Photo: Couple fishing on Lower Sardine Lake, Sierra County, California.
Taking risks in photography can be a good thing! When I took this photo of the couple fishing on Lower Sardine Lake, I was actually trying to eliminate the tree. I wanted to isolate the couple from everything else. That wasn’t possible, however. So, I went ahead and took it anyway, figuring that I would dump it later. Now that I look at it, I think the tree added greatly to the image!
I think this could be one of those images that YOU will either really like, or really dislike. What do you think folks? All opinions and comments are greatly appreciated!
Fishing on Lake Almanor with Mount Lassen in the background, Plumas County, Northern California. This lake is well-known as a fishing hot spot!
Most people love to photograph landscapes and nature and so do I, but when possible I shoot the scene both with and without people. Including people in your photographs can increase their marketability. Quite often, images of people interacting with nature are published over images of nature alone.
Many landscape and nature photographers go out of their way to eliminate human beings from their photos. That’s cool, but why not shoot a couple of extra frames which include people, while you have this great scene in front of you?
Last month, we visited Plumas County in Northeastern California. While we were there, my goal was to capture photos of Mount Lassen with and without people. While I really love this photo of Mount Lassen and this one, the photo featured above is more likely to get published. It illustrates people enjoying the area and what it has to offer.
On the other hand, this photo would not likely bring in any print sales. The one exception might be to the people in the boats!
What do you think? I’m all ears!!!
Thanks for visiting!
Family canoeing at Ahjumawi Lava Springs State Park, California.
This family was spending part of their summer vacation canoe camping at Ahjumawi. They and 2 fishermen in a boat were the only people we saw that day.
It was just enough people to make it interesting and they made great models for my stock photography!
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Jeff and Blue Thunder climbing out of Little Gold Valley, near Gold Lake, Sierra County, California.
Of all the off-road adventures we have taken in Blue Thunder, climbing the hill in this photo left the biggest impact. [click to continue…]
Silhouette of a couple canoeing on Blue Lake, Tahoe National Forest, California
There are several Blue Lakes in California. But, the one in the photo above has been a favorite of ours for many years. In fact, we have kept it a “secret” up until now. I won’t tell exactly how to get there, other than it’s the Blue Lake near Lake Spaulding, in the Tahoe National Forest.
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Man and son fishing on Gold Lake, Sierra County, California.
I have been going through our collection of slides lately, many which have not been added to our on-line galleries yet. I came across this image and decided to post it as the photo of the day.
When I took this photograph, I didn’t know who the man and his son were and still don’t. Since that day, this image landed on the cover of Tom Stienstra’s California Fishing Guidebook. I figured they would eventually stumble upon it in a bookstore, or perhaps someone they know might.
It never happened.
Now, they would have to stumble upon it in a library, as there has been a couple revisions of this book since then. Or maybe they will see it on this Blog.
Here is what this photo looks like as a cover.
Cover of the California Fishing Guidebook.
Photo – Woman kayak fishing on Lava Lake with Mt. Bachelor in the background
We took a scenic drive on the Cascade Lakes National Scenic Byway and stopped at picturesque Lava Lake for lunch. Not only is it beautiful, but apparently it’s well known for it’s great fishing.
Photo – Young man fly fishing on the Deschutes River
One of the subjects I wanted to photograph while in Central Oregon was of someone fly fishing. During our hike along the Deschutes River in Sunriver, the opportunity presented itself.