September brought a change to the way I was shooting photography. My mom told me that she loved all the images of mountain lakes but that they are all starting to look the same….. Always listen to your mom!!!! I put away the wide angle lens and started carrying my more standard 24-70 zoom lens. I also started shooting other things besides just Ruby, mountains, and lakes!
This is one of my favorite images of the years. It was a foggy, misty morning in the Hell’s Canyon Wilderness and my good friend John is spending a quiet moment. The grays of the sky and lake are indistinguishable from each other and John is in his power fishing pose. Besides the simplicity of the image, I think it is emblematic of his current place in life. Having just retired, you can feel his sense of peace and yet, the gray foreground (background to us) is emblematic of the transition into the unknowns of retirement. The “power stance” of course, taking it on full speed ahead! “Chapeau” John!