Friday, 19 December 2008

New bass photo gallery online

  • I have put a new bass fishing photo gallery online - you can see it by clicking here. These are selected photos from when I was over in Ireland in September - we had generally outstanding fishing and some very cool light for photography purposes. Is it just me or have we had less grey days in the last few months than we usually do ? Suits me just fine...
  • There are loads of photos over on my website, and especially on this page here. On the right hand side of this blog page there are also some links to various online photo galleries that I have created this year. My website is currently being completely rebuilt and will go live sometime early next year. I am looking at offering various ways to purchase different kinds of prints (plus postcards, canvas prints etc.) of some of my photos, but I will not do this until I am totally happy with the end results.

  • The photo above is the kind of thing that I reckon would work really well as a big print - it is a black and white conversion of a mountain range in British Columbia (BC), towering above the Copper river where we fished and photographed for the mighty steelhead last year. Check out a load of photos right here. I always liked this shot in colour, but it also really gets to me in black and white. Basically, BC would get to anyone.

  • I noticed that over on the Aardvark McLeod website that the people we worked with over there have moved into a fantastic looking new lodge, check here for the details. I am going to do all I can to get myself back over to the west coast of Canada next year, for it is truly one of the most special places on earth, and fishing for steelhead and big Pacific salmon is about as cool as it gets. As a place to photograph, I have to stop myself hyperventilating all the time in a state of complete overexcitement !! Loads of coffee tends to do the trick.

  • The photo above is also from British Columbia - now this is one that I reckon would work really well as a really big canvas print, for these is a huge amount of detail and depth to the photo that might not be properly visible here on the blog. I am sold on the merits of a shot like this in black and white. If I am feeling flush after Christmas I might pull the trigger and order a big canvas print for us here at home in Plymouth - my wife is not really into shots of fish or extreme metal (women eh ??!!), but she loves this photo. It is now up to me to keep looking harder and harder for shots like this when I am out and about. Just as fishing is a never ending learning curve, so I am continuing to find new things out about the art of photography that really keep me buzzed up. The only problem is that my brain goes into such overdrive (yes, I still have a brain after all my younger years' headbanging) that I keep waking up at silly o'clock times in the morning. As above, coffee is the key.

7 comments:

Martyn said...

Those landscapes look, to use a 'Gilbeyism', awesome...

It's good to see that the B&W 'experiment' has grabbed your interest Henry - I recommend you get yourself an espresso machine ;)

And woman don't appreciate the finer in things in life like 4 rods on the stairs so you can go fishing at a moments notice after work...

Martyn

Anonymous said...

Hi Henry Just to let you know we had a fantastic mornings fishing on the kayaks. No fish but what a morning. On the water before the sun came up watching the mist start to clear. What a great place to live. We did have one small Bass grab the Rapala but he did not want to come into the boat and spat the lure out. Oh well at least there still around. Love the Landscape photo. Alan

Glen (DB) said...

I hope all that coffee ur drinkin is nothin but the best beans fresh ground lol!
Photography Fishing and Coffee you just can't beat it.

Henry Gilbey said...

Martyn - my thanks. I have been trying for 16 years now to get my wife into all things extreme metal, but she dislikes it as as much as she did when we first got together !! Awesome girl, but she doesn't even understand my gorgeous Tenryu plugging rod and collection of bass plugs either. Different species.

Alan - at least there was a sniff of a bass, bet it was stunning out there.

Glen - nothing but the finest Gold Blend for me. Photography, fishing, coffee and extreme metal, in no particular order.

Rob Appleby said...
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Rob Appleby said...

I cant say I've ever understood the love for heavy metal, I even grew up with two head-banging sisters.. must be born into it :)

Love the last B&W photo, seems to jump out and grab you, it's caught such a huge amount of detail, it would indeed look quite stunning on a canvas.

I was down your part of the wooods last week, well Cornwall anyway. Rather gutted I didn't manage to take the yak and do some fishing.. though I was treated to the best sunset I've witnessed in many years.

http://s550.photobucket.com/albums/ii418/RobAppleby/Sunsets

(sunsets album)

I'd also forgotten how much I miss those sandy beaches, pity it's not closer to home.

Henry Gilbey said...

Rob - stunning sunset. When the light goes off this time of year, it seriously goes off. Thanks for that. You are right, parts of Cornwall are simply breathtaking. I love the place.