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    "Doubtless the biggest reason why fishermen make such gay and charming companions, such stimulating fellows to have about, is their bubbling willingness to talk about anything under the sun -- so long as it concerns fishing. With themselves in a stellar role. And when they aren't fishing or running on about fishing they prefer to read or look at pictures about fishing. Between seasons some of them even write books about their passion."

    John Voelker
    Anatomy of a Fisherman

    On these pages I'll tell tales and share knowledge about two of my most maddening passions: photography and fishing. The tales are largely based by my adventures throughout the abundant territory of Michigan's Upper Peninsula, and most of those adventures are inspired by a small-town attorney who taught me that "so many of the other concerns of men are equally unimportant -- and not nearly so much fun."

    (You can use the 'Categories' links to filter this material if you are interested in viewing only the fishing posts or the digital camera posts. Of course, I invite you to read them all.)

Protectors of the Trout

Long before the time of Trout Unlimited, the Great Spirit appeared before an assembly of Michigan’s coldwater fish to warn of the Intrusion. The Intruders, the Spirit foresaw, would harvest the grand white pines, sully the clear waters with silt and debris, and obstruct and warm the rivers with massive dams. Most important, the Spirit proclaimed, […]

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The Digital Camera: Where are we going and why?

I am writing The Digital Camera posts for this blog to explain the physical and technical principles that enable much of the magic in modern digital cameras. Although the field of optics is highly mathematical, I believe many of the important principles can be understood by using just a few basic notions from algebra and trigonometry. […]

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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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David BradyJuly 15, 2011 - 2:31 pm

Beautiful start! 800 pages to go.

“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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brad petzkeJuly 27, 2011 - 7:46 pm

great post timmy!

uptroutJuly 27, 2011 - 9:35 pm

Thanks Brad. I wish you could have joined us that day.

woodyOctober 14, 2011 - 7:22 am

Hi Tim
I think you forgot overlooked that I CAUGHT a TROUT in front of all of you! :>)