Sunday, December 12, 2010

Shadow Shot Sunday - Fishing

Every year I make a calendar full of photos for my Dad as one of his Christmas presents.  It's always fun to do because it forces me to sit and look back through my photos from the past year to choose just the right ones to showcase.  On a rainy day like today, it's nice to look back at some of the warmer outdoor images.

I grew up in a fishing family.  Various lakes, the Atlantic Ocean and the Barnegat Bay were my playgrounds as a child.  I learned to fish and crab, and even went clamming once in a while.  My father and my brother are still avid fisherman, grabbing their tackle and heading for the water whenever they can make the time.

The Hub, on the other hand, is not exactly a skilled fisherman (he will not be surprised to read this, he is aware of this limitation :).  But I love it when he tries to learn, like he did when we were in Texas last month.




He was so much better at casting and reeling than the last time we tried.  I even got him tying on his own lures!  OK, so we didn't catch any fish, but my camera did catch a few shadow shots.  Happy Shadow Shot Sunday!

14 comments:

Kitty said...

love that first shot. a dreamy memory it would seem. nice.

Virginia said...

That shadow shot is awesome!

And, by the way, you're welcome to join us for the grilled cheese party this afternoon/evening. If, that is, you want to brave the weather. We're also going to have an official grilled cheese party in January with more people (and no bad movies), mulled wine, and other stuff.

Virginia said...

ah, forgot to mention, your husband and willow are also welcome to come up too!

Paige said...

I love the perspective on that second shot. Fun!

Sarah said...

Practice makes perfect! It looks lovely there!

The Clip Cafe said...

I love your shots. Great long shadow! Joined your blog - pop over if you get a chance I am a finalist in a comp :-)

lisa said...

Fantastic shots!

chubskulit said...

Beautiful shadow shots!

Shadows at Nostalgic Marveling

blue elephant photography said...

i like that hip shot!

cat said...

I really like the lines on the shadow pic - and the photo calendar is such a cool gift idea!

Hey Harriet said...

What a cute post! Maybe hubby will have better luck next time in catching a fish. You hooked some sweet shadows!

imhkki said...

beautiful photos

Shirley said...

A great post for shadow shot Sunday! Humourous too! I hope your hubby continues to try so you two will have it to share.

Shirley
The Gardening Life (visiting you in turn. Thank you for your visit)

the runaway romantique said...

Great shots :) Hopefully your husband will get more bites next time! You have a wonderful blog, I love all your photos!

- the runaway