View Full Version : Rattlesnake Creek near Fordyce Lake 6-5-09

06-06-2009, 01:58 AM
This is one awesome river. I hiked about six miles upstream today. It is extremely brutal terrain. It rained most of the day which helped with lighting issues for some of the shots I took, but didn't help walking on granite cliffs along the river. I had to tie off twice today to get further upstream, and the same on the way back.. I wouldn’t recommend anyone going solo up here. I also lost my Spot Satelite Personal Tracker (fell in the water) when I was 5 miles up stream. There went 200buxs down the tube. Made for a nerve racking hike back knowing that if i was to get injured, I would have been there a while. I still seem to be keeping my shutter open a little too long for the water shots. They look good through the LCD but the ones I looked at tonight on my PC looked a little washed out. I haven't had time to edit the shots except for a quick "smart photo fix and watermark on the ones I posted...Have at it Yak ;) I did manage 11 small trout three being small browns, biggest was 13", smallest was 4". Nymphing a black stone rubberleg. I haven't had time to go through all the pictures yet *(254) but you will get the idea from these. Man I was wishing I had a better camera…soon it will happen. This is one place I will be comeing back to in the near future. Pool after pool after pool and more waterfalls than I have ever seen in a river in Northern Cali. If this isn't a wild trout habitat, then there are none *8-)








06-06-2009, 07:28 AM
Very well composed shots FFG. The first one is a little bright, but only a little . Easily recoverable. In the 3rd photo, I love the richness of the downed timber, and you nailed that exposure. Great DoF, and composition.

06-06-2009, 10:20 AM
Outstanding pictures FFG. Thanks for sharing

06-06-2009, 09:35 PM
FFG - Nice shots. The first is my favorite tho it does seem quite bright on my monitor for a realistic forest scene. But, as a artistic rendition it has a sort of radiant pastel water color look I kinda like.

Not in the mood now to jump in and edit, but have a more wish I was there feeling like picking a path from rock to rock thinking how I'd approach each pocket to drop a nymph in.

Can't wait to see stuff from your new camera. Looked at the review for it and the lens .... SWEET!