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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:

Pudelpointer pointing
Owyhee River at really low flows
Pudelpointer pointing at a chukar



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  1. March 13, 2012

    So glad you had a great time, took some great photos and allowed us to look over you shoulder!

    • April 12, 2012

      Beautiful pictures! Which state are they from? It looks pretty nice. i’m guessing maybe Oregon?

  2. March 14, 2012

    awesome images

  3. March 31, 2012

    Adore your photos!

  4. bestweddingdressforyou #
    April 11, 2012

    wow i love your shooting! they are amazing!

  5. April 11, 2012

    nice pictures!

  6. April 11, 2012

    nice touch wid camara…….
    excellent job.

  7. jo #
    April 11, 2012

    Love the colours in these shots. How did you do it? Photoshop tweaks?

  8. April 11, 2012

    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!

  9. April 11, 2012

    Awesome Photos..great work

  10. April 12, 2012

    nice wild pics. Love to see it. Thanks for sharing.

  11. thebigbookofdating #
    April 12, 2012

    Amazing shots, so wonderful (:

  12. April 12, 2012

    woww..!! Beautiful

  13. April 12, 2012

    Excellent pics.The weather was fantastic .Thanks for sharing your photos.

  14. April 12, 2012

    wow! amazing captured…

  15. April 12, 2012

    Where is this? The landscape is amazing!

  16. April 12, 2012

    Absolutely awesome images

  17. April 12, 2012

    Stunning photos, looks like a wonderful place.

  18. April 12, 2012

    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.

    • April 12, 2012

      Please excuse my grammar.

  19. April 12, 2012

    Very nice color-tones in your pictures! Thanks!

  20. Nelsi #
    April 12, 2012

    Beautiful pictures πŸ™‚

  21. jesuskarto #
    April 12, 2012

    they are just amazing… the color remains me to a sceen of 300 movie!!!!!

  22. April 12, 2012

    You did a nice job of processing these pictures to create atmosphere!

  23. April 12, 2012

    awesome collection of pics…

  24. April 12, 2012

    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.

  25. April 12, 2012

    The first picture is the best! Beautiful…I am sure Moose is extremely with that as well! πŸ™‚ Congrats on being Freshly Pressed!

  26. April 12, 2012

    Sounds like a good relaxing day! Your dog seems like such a character πŸ™‚

  27. April 12, 2012

    Really i like the nice pics.. i love a lot of the nature pics

  28. April 12, 2012

    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


  29. April 12, 2012

    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)

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  31. April 12, 2012

    Great photos!

  32. April 12, 2012

    such beautiful photos πŸ™‚

  33. April 12, 2012

    what a beautifull scenery

  34. Angie G. #
    April 12, 2012

    Such beautiful pictures! πŸ™‚

  35. April 12, 2012

    nice clicks

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  37. April 12, 2012

    Beautyful pictures πŸ™‚ Thnx for sharing!

  38. April 12, 2012

    Yep, those photos do clear the mind. Question is did you catch anything?

  39. April 12, 2012

    The landscape may be barren and desolate, but your work is filled with life!

  40. lijiujiu #
    April 12, 2012

    How beautiful the pics are!
    Cute dog.

  41. ΀Ο Ξ Ξ™Ξ€Ξ£Ξ™Ξ‘Ξ™ΞšΞ™ #
    April 12, 2012

    Reblogged this on ΀Ο Ξ Ξ™Ξ€Ξ£Ξ™Ξ‘Ξ™ΞšΞ™.

  42. April 12, 2012

    Great shots! . . . Love the feeling of peace and serenity!

  43. April 12, 2012

    nice photo shoot !!

  44. April 12, 2012

    In the first and second pictures, the dead grass looks like ocean waves. I love it. Thank you for sharing. (Cool dog, btw.)

  45. April 12, 2012

    great pictures!

  46. Kenton Lewis #
    April 12, 2012

    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.

  47. April 12, 2012

    The river is very nice. I think you enjoyed your time.Whats your dog type? How many fish you got that day.

  48. April 12, 2012

    Every one of them… a beautiful picture !!!

  49. April 12, 2012

    Thanx great experience ski trip fall for you and amazing picture sharing to the world!!!!

  50. April 12, 2012

    Amazing pictures !

  51. April 12, 2012

    wow, amazing photos. I would love to have such a trip… I’m just glad it was so interesting for you.

  52. April 12, 2012

    great images πŸ˜€

  53. April 12, 2012

    Love the color intensity on the third one, crystal clear air…

  54. hds1980 #
    April 12, 2012

    Beautiful pictures

  55. kgosi #
    April 12, 2012

    There is something mysterious about the landscape… I think you’ve quite good art here…

  56. Carlie Chew #
    April 12, 2012

    Gorgeous, gorgeous pictures!!! You’re dog is incredibly cute too.

  57. April 12, 2012

    oh my gosh really awesome! they all look powerful i love them

  58. Lotto Results #
    April 12, 2012

    Wow! Brilliantly bright pictures! By the way, what is that dog doing there?

  59. April 12, 2012

    Wow, I love that second shot. Makes me wish I was actually there.

  60. ilvagamondo #
    April 12, 2012

    very interesting pics!

  61. tamedfaddism #
    April 12, 2012

    i have to say – Awesome Photography Skills!!! : )

  62. April 12, 2012

    Beautiful photos!

  63. April 12, 2012

    Wow, your images are mesmerizing.

  64. ram #
    April 12, 2012

    i like this

  65. April 12, 2012

    nice work ….weldone

  66. April 12, 2012

    I love these photos!

  67. April 12, 2012

    I like the muted colors processing always.

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    April 12, 2012


  70. April 12, 2012

    absolutely amazing!!! your pictures are breath taking!! wwoooww!! my favorite is the second one!! πŸ™‚

  71. April 12, 2012

    Looks like an cool place to visit. πŸ™‚ Would love to visit Idaho someday. πŸ™‚ Thanks for posting.

  72. April 12, 2012

    Sounds like it was a pretty awesome 6 days. Great photos and handsome dog, love the name Moose.

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  74. April 12, 2012

    Stunning photos!!!

  75. Scott #
    April 12, 2012

    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.

  76. laptopscreenrepairuk #
    April 12, 2012

    I want to visit here πŸ™‚

  77. April 12, 2012

    Really beautiful photos. Thanks for sharing and congrats on being freshly pressed!

  78. April 12, 2012

    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.

  79. April 12, 2012

    Nice and pleasing to the eye, well done.

  80. outdoorcanvas #
    April 12, 2012

    Love the wind swept field with mountains in the background shot.

  81. April 12, 2012

    wow……………..nice photography…

  82. April 12, 2012

    Phenomenal photos!

  83. April 12, 2012

    Your such a great photographer .. I love all those photos of yours.. πŸ™‚

    Good Job!


  84. April 12, 2012

    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)

  85. Jai #
    April 12, 2012

    Gorgeous photo set! I love the tones & colors.

  86. April 12, 2012

    Reblogged this on westsideluxeliving and commented:

  87. etexbill #
    April 12, 2012

    Beautiful photos!

  88. John Saddington #
    April 12, 2012

    Reblogged this on 8BIT.

  89. April 12, 2012

    You captured some neat lighting situations in your photos, and you dof is definitely curious to say the least. Great post.

  90. Bob #
    April 12, 2012

    nice photos

  91. April 12, 2012

    the view is very beautiful

  92. April 12, 2012

    Wow! Great photos, and beautiful place.

  93. April 12, 2012

    beautiful shots. the location is fantastic of course, but ur work is original, i love it

  94. April 12, 2012

    amaming shots. The first two are brilliant.

  95. johnjebaseelan #
    April 12, 2012

    I marvel the way you have taken the photos. They are inspiring and nice.

  96. April 12, 2012

    Great shots! What kind of camera do you use and were you using a wide angle lens for any of those shots?

  97. April 12, 2012

    that is stunning… really love the colours

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  99. April 12, 2012

    your dog seems to be having a good time too.. lovely photos.

  100. April 12, 2012

    Gorgeous! Really…. Gorgeous!

  101. April 12, 2012

    very nice pictures! showed serenity and calmness amidst the winter season!

  102. April 12, 2012

    amazing photography!!

  103. April 12, 2012

    What a wonderful Plan B and beautiful photos πŸ™‚

  104. April 13, 2012

    lovely pics

  105. April 13, 2012

    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.

  106. April 13, 2012

    Nice time you had .. really great trip

  107. April 13, 2012

    I liked the pic of the river….

  108. April 13, 2012

    nice post…thank u

  109. April 13, 2012

    Awesome clicks my dear friend.

  110. April 13, 2012

    Beautiful Location..

  111. April 13, 2012

    I love the contrasting blue of the river and the sky – great pictures. Congrats on being Freshly Pressed. πŸ™‚

  112. April 13, 2012

    wonderful post and picks are amazing.

  113. April 13, 2012

    live your blog………

  114. madisonavenuegirl #
    April 13, 2012

    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!

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  116. April 13, 2012

    loving all these pictures. I am also a avid traveler, and came back from Costa Rica recently. btw what camera?

  117. April 13, 2012

    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

  118. April 13, 2012

    Looks like a fabulous place to take a mental health day πŸ™‚

  119. merry203 #
    April 13, 2012

    Wonderful images!! =)

  120. April 13, 2012

    great shots! .. well done

  121. April 13, 2012

    Beautiful pictures and adorable dog!

  122. April 13, 2012

    Great pictures

  123. April 13, 2012

    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!


  124. April 13, 2012

    Great lighting!

  125. April 13, 2012

    Great photos! I want to jump in that river myself and go swimming!

  126. April 13, 2012

    Wow wow wow! These photos are amazing!! What did you use to take them? Is there an effect in them? Great job πŸ™‚

  127. RKW #
    April 13, 2012

    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.

  128. April 13, 2012

    Absolutely beautiful!

  129. April 13, 2012

    Your photographs are absolutely stunning!

  130. April 13, 2012

    Cute dog and gorgeous setting.

  131. April 14, 2012

    superb collection of pic’s…

  132. April 14, 2012

    Reblogged this on nevertoooldforfairytales.

  133. April 14, 2012

    Reblogged this on williamjames91 and commented:
    really interesting

  134. April 14, 2012

    Thanks for sharing this very beautiful landscape.

  135. April 14, 2012

    amazing shot…

  136. April 15, 2012

    superb pictures

  137. April 15, 2012

    great captures!

  138. April 15, 2012

    adorable puppy and beautiful sky!!!

  139. April 15, 2012

    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~ πŸ™‚

  140. April 15, 2012

    wonderful pictures!

  141. April 15, 2012

    Nice. Really really really makes me want to go outside and walk in the sun πŸ™‚

  142. April 15, 2012

    Also, is their a reason for it being called Caramel Day? Because of the colours?

  143. michaelangelowrites #
    April 15, 2012

    So glad I found this. This is so great. The pictures are marvellous.!

  144. April 15, 2012

    “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.

  145. April 16, 2012

    Photos that blew my mind away. Just beautiful.

  146. nicegirl #
    April 16, 2012

    really nice

  147. April 16, 2012

    lovely images!

  148. April 17, 2012


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