Sunday, October 30, 2011

Snowy October

Got out this morning for a walk and some photos.  Still working on composition and exposure.

Wednesday, October 26, 2011

A Doe a Deer

Got out last weekend for a little shooting with the camera.  Got close to a deer and this was the best shot I managed.  Nothing great but still nice to get so close to deer.  It will be harder soon given that the hunting season is upon us. 

Friday, October 21, 2011

BC Steel

 Here's a blast from the past, old school pictures digitized from slides.  These are from a trip to BC during the fall on 1988.  After guiding in Alaska all summer my buddy Scott and I drove 18 hours north of Seattle to the Skeena River system in search of sea run bows.  We fished hard all day long for a week and managed to find a few fish.  I learned a great deal on that trip about steelheading as it was my first successful steel headin trip.  I would say the most important thing that I learned was that you have to believe that you will hook a fish on every cast.  As crazy as it sounds it is totally true that the more you believe the more success you have.

You know the fish are big when you can hardly get your hand around the tail.

  My first steelhead ever!

  The release.
    Another release.
Large!  They don't get like in the Great Lakes.

Tuesday, October 18, 2011

An Introduction

Welcome to Brookside Hillybilly, my photography blog.    My name is Robin Hill and this is going to be my  photography blog.  In it will be mostly pictures of fly fishing with some outdoor pictures sprinkled it. 

For my first post I will post some False Albacore pics as they are one of my favorite fish and it is Albie season here in the Northeast.  Ablies remind me of alien rocket ships with their stream line bodies, with places to tuck away their fins so as to create less drag. It never creases to amaze me how strong these fish are.  They only weight 6-12 lbs in New England but they will buckle a 9 wt. If you ever get the chance I highly recommend chasing them with the fly rod.  
One of the things I love about looking at them are the worm like patterns on their backs.  They have such cool shades of green and silver on their bodies.  As usual it is difficult to truly capture their colors.

    Love the sheen of the ablies.

   Built for speed.

   Love the colors.