If you spend much time fishing in solitude in the Pacific Northwest, you will find yourself setting down your rod, picking up your camera and taking a photograph of the beautiful landscape before you. The impulse to do this comes for a desire to capture the light on the mountains, or the interesting way the mist shrouds the forest or the way the water looks metallic in the later afternoon.
I have dozens and dozens of photos like that. Recently, Andy Walgamott, a journalist with the magazine Northwest Sportsman, asked me for a photo from the Hancock Timber Area. I didn't have any "glory" shots to give him but I did send him a landscape photo that I had taken from at McLeod lake, when a passing cloud make an interesting shadow across the side of the mountain range. In fact, its this photo from my earlier report on McLeod Lake.
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I didn't think he'd use it for his artcile but he did! He sent me a couple of copies of the magazine and let me tell you, I like his writing! Pick up a copy of June's Northwest Sportsman and read Andy's article! Look for it on page 44, with a photo credit for yours truly.