Monthly Archives: July 2011

The Digital Camera: Reflection

According to Greek mythology, the goddess Nemesis tricked the handsome hunter Narcissus into falling in love with the beauty of his own reflection. Narcissus did not recognize that his reflection was simply an image, and so he gazed at his own likeness until he died. Carvaggio’s depiction of Narcissus’s fatal gaze at his own reflection. […]

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The Digital Camera: Shadows

In Mark Twain’s Connecticut Yankee in King Arthur’s Court, King Arthur would have burned Hank Morgan to death on a stake if light rays did not travel in straight lines. But when the moon blocked the sun’s rays from reaching Camelot, Hank was spared from the fire and, instead, christened the principal minister to the […]

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Quote of the Day

It’s just that good fishing doesn’t last forever, but the day-to-day reaping and sowing does.  They say the idea is to sacrifice your enthusiasms in order to get ahead, but ahead of what? John Gierach No Shortage of Good Days  Share

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Photos: Fish

. . . I find it difficult to inject drama into a series of fishing stories unless somebody occasionally gets on to a good fish.  Quite frequently, you know, we fishermen don’t. John Voelker Trout Madness Share

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“We said we were going fishing and we did”

I arrived at the Crossroads shortly before 9:30 A.M. We were meeting at 10:00 A.M., so I had plenty of time to add ice to my cooler and fill my truck’s tank with gas. I had driven all morning under the cover of an overcast sky, but the clouds were now gone and the temperature was rising […]

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