Caramel Day on the Owyhee River
Earlier this year I had a ski trip fall through and I ended up not taking a vacation day at work. The weather was fantastic – so good that I decided to go fly fishing on the Owyhee River instead of backcountry skiing for a mental health day. I went fishing with my dog (Moose, who is a Pudelpointer). He was pretty good, but would only stay on the bank for 15 minutes at a time. After that he came crashing into the water looking for whatever was swimming around. Overall a great day in the middle of winter and not a bad week because I got to backcountry ski, mountain bike and fly fish all within 6 days. Oh yeah, I worked a bit in the middle of all that!
Here are some of the photos I snapped on the river:
So glad you had a great time, took some great photos and allowed us to look over you shoulder!
Beautiful pictures! Which state are they from? It looks pretty nice. i’m guessing maybe Oregon?
Adore your photos!
wow i love your shooting! they are amazing!
nice touch wid camara…….
Love the colours in these shots. How did you do it? Photoshop tweaks?
I used to go fishing and hot spring hunting on the lower Owyhee in Oregon. I love this country dearly. Nice job capturing the experience!
Awesome Photos..great work
nice wild pics. Love to see it. Thanks for sharing.
Amazing shots, so wonderful (:
Excellent pics.The weather was fantastic .Thanks for sharing your photos.
wow! amazing captured…
Where is this? The landscape is amazing!
Absolutely awesome images
Stunning photos, looks like a wonderful place.
Great photos! Do I detect a hint of split toning? I know there would be some purists would be unsatisfied, but I quite like it.
Please excuse my grammar.
Very nice color-tones in your pictures! Thanks!
Beautiful pictures 🙂
they are just amazing… the color remains me to a sceen of 300 movie!!!!!
You did a nice job of processing these pictures to create atmosphere!
awesome collection of pics…
Gosh I though I knew my dogs but this is the first time I’ve heard of a Pudelpointer! Love the light and the whole scene in that first pic with your dog.
The first picture is the best! Beautiful…I am sure Moose is extremely with that as well! 🙂 Congrats on being Freshly Pressed!
Sounds like a good relaxing day! Your dog seems like such a character 🙂
Really i like the nice pics.. i love a lot of the nature pics
Your shots are great. Your last shot of your dog, ahem…. has an orb. It’s on the dog. A small circle which isn’t from your camera. I believe there was a spirit with your dog. And that’s a great thing :0
wow, so i guess it’s safe to say you are a photographer?
these are really great, especially the top two. the lighting is just awesome. did you underexpose and bring the light back out in post? (trying to think how you achieved that)
such beautiful photos 🙂
what a beautifull scenery
Such beautiful pictures! 🙂
Beautyful pictures 🙂 Thnx for sharing!
Yep, those photos do clear the mind. Question is did you catch anything?
The landscape may be barren and desolate, but your work is filled with life!
How beautiful the pics are!
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Great shots! . . . Love the feeling of peace and serenity!
nice photo shoot !!
In the first and second pictures, the dead grass looks like ocean waves. I love it. Thank you for sharing. (Cool dog, btw.)
Living in Boise for only a couple of years I have only seen the Owyhee’s from a distance. Now I got to see them. Thanks for posting those terrific shot.
The river is very nice. I think you enjoyed your time.Whats your dog type? How many fish you got that day.
Every one of them… a beautiful picture !!!
Thanx great experience ski trip fall for you and amazing picture sharing to the world!!!!
Amazing pictures !
wow, amazing photos. I would love to have such a trip… I’m just glad it was so interesting for you.
great images 😀
Love the color intensity on the third one, crystal clear air…
There is something mysterious about the landscape… I think you’ve quite good art here…
Gorgeous, gorgeous pictures!!! You’re dog is incredibly cute too.
oh my gosh really awesome! they all look powerful i love them
Wow! Brilliantly bright pictures! By the way, what is that dog doing there?
Wow, I love that second shot. Makes me wish I was actually there.
very interesting pics!
i have to say – Awesome Photography Skills!!! : )
Wow, your images are mesmerizing.
i like this
nice work ….weldone
I love these photos!
I like the muted colors processing always.
absolutely amazing!!! your pictures are breath taking!! wwoooww!! my favorite is the second one!! 🙂
Looks like an cool place to visit. 🙂 Would love to visit Idaho someday. 🙂 Thanks for posting.
Sounds like it was a pretty awesome 6 days. Great photos and handsome dog, love the name Moose.
These past few years i’ve been an arm-chair traveler. Thanks for sharing this experience with me. Nice photos.
Years ago a giant hundred pound dog strayed into my life and I called him Troy. He went fishing with me and the first time I cast he jumped out of the boat. He knew instantly he’d made a mistake and wanted back in the boat. Tough job.
I want to visit here 🙂
Really beautiful photos. Thanks for sharing and congrats on being freshly pressed!
Nice pics! I would really like to know how you squeezed all that in. The last time my vacation fell through – it was two years later that I was able to enjoy taking another vacation.
Nice and pleasing to the eye, well done.
Love the wind swept field with mountains in the background shot.
Your such a great photographer .. I love all those photos of yours.. 🙂
Love your pictures! When I went hiking by the Snake River the other day, mine weren’t half so good. I blame it on the camera (my sister tells me it’s the person behind the camera…and that is mostly true…but I really hate my current camera and will continue to blame it; keep your camera away from mine–the disease might be infectious)
Gorgeous photo set! I love the tones & colors.
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You captured some neat lighting situations in your photos, and you dof is definitely curious to say the least. Great post.
the view is very beautiful
Wow! Great photos, and beautiful place.
beautiful shots. the location is fantastic of course, but ur work is original, i love it
amaming shots. The first two are brilliant.
I marvel the way you have taken the photos. They are inspiring and nice.
Great shots! What kind of camera do you use and were you using a wide angle lens for any of those shots?
that is stunning… really love the colours
your dog seems to be having a good time too.. lovely photos.
Gorgeous! Really…. Gorgeous!
very nice pictures! showed serenity and calmness amidst the winter season!
What a wonderful Plan B and beautiful photos 🙂
Thanks for introducing an ignoramus Kiwi blogger to the Owyhee river.
Starkly stunning. Wow. Here’s a Kiwi music break, should you need nice views set to music too:
hank you for sharing.
Nice time you had .. really great trip
I liked the pic of the river….
nice post…thank u
Awesome clicks my dear friend.
I love the contrasting blue of the river and the sky – great pictures. Congrats on being Freshly Pressed. 🙂
wonderful post and picks are amazing.
live your blog………
I wish I had the outdoorsy personality that enabled me to do stuff like this. I do it vicariously through these kinds of pictures….Thanks!
loving all these pictures. I am also a avid traveler, and came back from Costa Rica recently. btw what camera?
Wow they look amazing. Wish I could take a mntal health day like that, think we would all be a lot more sane if we did
Looks like a fabulous place to take a mental health day 🙂
Wonderful images!! =)
great shots! .. well done
Beautiful pictures and adorable dog!
I absolutely loved your pictures! I definitely miss experiencing the open country and sloping hills. Although I’m not from Idaho and probably couldn’t point this river out on a map, it’s comforting to see such a great adventure. It gets me thinking of the benefits and a much needed vacation that needs to come soon. And I definitely support mental health days! They are the best and for an individual with an appetite for adventure and creativity – I have a feeling you fit that category – they are a necessity. I can’t wait to read more about your upcoming adventures!
Cheers to adventure, mental health days, and many more pics to come!
Great photos! I want to jump in that river myself and go swimming!
Wow wow wow! These photos are amazing!! What did you use to take them? Is there an effect in them? Great job 🙂
Ahh, I love that river! I remember the first time ever boating it and I flipped the gear boat (had never rowed a gear boat… ever) in the first rapid then got the hang of it. Sun, hail, snow, more sun… so fun! Thanks for sharing the photos and bring back memories.
Your photographs are absolutely stunning!
Cute dog and gorgeous setting.
superb collection of pic’s…
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Thanks for sharing this very beautiful landscape.
adorable puppy and beautiful sky!!!
Absolutely amazing pictures! Thanks for taking me to your trip through your lens. You handsome Moose reminds me of my Harry, a Husky dog back in China. Glad you had a nice day. I start to follow you~ 🙂
Nice. Really really really makes me want to go outside and walk in the sun 🙂
Also, is their a reason for it being called Caramel Day? Because of the colours?
So glad I found this. This is so great. The pictures are marvellous.!
“Moose the puddle pointer” that is fantastic writing and glad you took a mental health day in the outdoors. I believe i more people spent some time outside less people would need depression meds. Keep up the great writing. Truly enjoyed reading this.
Photos that blew my mind away. Just beautiful.