A hidden gem

As well as photography, one of my biggest passions is for fishing.

Now, I could write at length about fishing, and sometimes think I ought to, but for now I will just say that I have yet to find anything, even photography, that helps me step away from the stresses of the real-world as completely as fishing.

Imagine how much of a trial it has been then, as for the last two years my work has kept me away from home except at weekends and so for all of that time, I haven’t been fishing once (you try being away all week and then telling your wife you’re going out fishing all weekend…).

After a little re-arrangement of my employers I am now back at home full time and was able to get out with a rod to the river Trent and fish a spot that I have been coming back to for years.

What a place for birdlife! At the local nature reserve there are hides and blinds and all sorts of places where countless photographers wait for even a glimpse of a kingfisher and yet here was I, sat quietly fishing, with a kingfisher darting back and forth along the back opposite me! For hours! Joining the little fish-hunter was also a common heron AND a little egret, all within about 20 meters of each other.

I am certainly going to return with the camera. The lesson here? Just because there’s a bird hide there, doesn’t mean there will be birds

You’ve read the blog, why not visit the store? Prints, mounted and framed available here

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s