As the leaves turned to a golden hue, the stream was as clear as the Colorado sky and just about perfect for fly fishing. I look forward to this season as it signals a slowing down of the life cycle, a resting time for all things. It certainly is a time to reunite with friends and spend some quality time in the mountains.
A good friend of mine, Todd, was headed out to fish “a secret spot” up near….well I really can’t say. But, it was in the mountains of Colorado. He asked me to join him, and is there any better time to bring the camera?
I was bound and determined to use off camera flash, but without an assistant it was going to be a challenge. The river would, most definitely, topple the strobe and we all know that is not a good thing. So, I used the extension cable for the strobe and set my camera and flash to manual. With the camera fastened around my neck, I held the body with my right hand and elevated the strobe with my left, giving me a similar feel to off camera lighting. The shutter was set to sinc at 250 and I worked with the aperture to expose for the sky. It took some futsing (technical term for messing around) with, to get the flash exposure just right; but after a couple of test shots I was ready to capture this beautiful day of fishing.