Posts Tagged ‘rise

06
Oct
15

the moment…the take

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the trout sees the fly, just submerged below the surface. The trout sips in the fly and a small boil appears on the water’s surface…the leader, tethered to the fly, jolts sending vibrations outward. All this is barely perceptible in ‘the moment’.

19
Jun
15

Rise & Fall by Minoru Yamasaki

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On a recent trip up to Seattle, Washington, I came upon the Rainier Tower (1977) with its unique base. A little research revealed the unique structure was designed by Minoru Yamasaki, a Seattle native and the principle designer of the World Trade Center (1970). Further, I learned the Rainier Tower and the surrounding structures are scheduled for demolition and a planned for new high rise will replace the Rainier Tower with its unique base.

Good News Clarification via Valerie Bunn: “I think you have misread the news article. Note that a new tower is planned to be built alongside of the present tower, not replacing it. If you look at the block from the 5th Avenue side you will see a low-rise building called Rainier Square, and that is the one scheduled to be demolished.”

Rainier Tower, base, Seattle, SwittersB

25
Oct
12

A Thing of Beauty…That Transcends ‘Porn’

Photography is a wonderful endeavor. It captures such magnitude, at times. Beauty, passion, energy, awe and just plain pleasure. Such is the case for me, with certain images of fish. There are many in my circle of fly fishers, or let’s say fishermen in general, that are greatly pleased with the beauty of a fish. 

The term ‘fish porn’ arose a few years ago to capture that energy one feels of looking at a beautiful fish that subconsciously replicates something sexy, curvy, plump, sexy, powerful etc.  Sometimes, a thing of beauty transcends the provocative porn label…I know it does.

A couple of things, that I have come to take for granted, should be noted for those that visit here for the images or my blazing charm…the photos of fish that are so gorgeous have been taken by my wife or son and it is important to note that the fish are released back into the waters unharmed.

I do get the occasional comment re ‘good eating’ or ‘tasty’. Short of a few hatchery (“put and take” resource) steelhead or salmon, I rarely kill any fish. I long ago stopped killing trout because they often went to waste. There are hatchery trout that are also there for “put and take” enjoyment. I just don’t bother with it anymore. The above Rainbow Trout is too glorious for me to harvest it for a meal. 




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