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The Fly Fisherman

The Fly Fisherman

The Fly Fisherman
Copyright © 2012 RGallucci Photography

The love of the outdoors, the passion for its companionship, is expressed in so many different ways. The engagement shoot at North Branch Park was to start at 7:00am, Sunrise was scheduled at 7:14am, and I got to the park at 6:45am. I was surprised, shortly after my arrival, by a car pulling into the parking lot, which was not my engagement couple. Turns out it was a guy who has been enjoying this little slice of paradise in Somerset County NJ for about 35 years. We chatted for a bit, he was kind enough to share the history of the park and the various wildlife, bear, otters, mink, he had seen over the years.

I asked him what brought him here this morning to which he shared "the last trout of the season". I was impressed. My couple arrived and we went of to the woods for our shoot. From the river bank of the first location I turned to see him in the water, casting in tranquil serenity. I asked the couple if they minded if I took a few shots, and they were happy to consent. This and one other are the result of that interlude.

I hope to run into the old timer again. I would like to thank him for the picture and offer him a copy.

Hope you enjoy

Canon EOS 40D
⅛ sec at f/11
Lens: EF75-300mm f/4-5.6 IS USM @ 105 mm
ISO: 200