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The Digital Camera: The Principle of Least Time

Imagine you need to move from your current location to a site that is 3 miles to the south and 4 miles to the east. As all crows and most people know, the shortest path between those two locations is a straight line. To determine the length of that straight line, though, we need to […]

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Quote of the Day

What it is, is this: after decades of fishing you come to realize that you live in a house made entirely of desire. Michael Delp The Coast of Nowhere Share

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Photos: “Keep The Hell Out”

The best trout fishing is always on the far side of the moon, of course, and getting there and back naturally consumes a good part of the fisherman’s time, patience, and ingenuity — not to mention his capital assets. Normal hazards and obstacles encountered along the way include . . . owlish souls who maintain […]

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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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Clearly then, this cannot be about fishing; fishing is a way of keeping your balance as you wade upstream.  Wayne Fields What the River Knows: An Angler in Midstream  Share

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The Digital Camera: Light Rays

At around 300 BC the great Greek mathematician Euclid of Alexandria published what we now understand to be an outlandish theory about the geometry of vision. Euclid believed that the eye projected several tiny rays outward in the shape of a cone and used those rays to sense – or “see” – the objects in […]

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Quote of the Day

People ask me, “Does fishing help reduce stress?”  Being the savvy, cautious scientist whose ethical responsibilities include never misleading the public about health research, my answer is always the same: “Not if you’re a fish.” Paul Quinnett Pavlov’s Trout Share

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