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JtberezApril 10th, 2011, 3:43 am
Indiana, PA

Posts: 13
It's been nearly 2 years since I joined this site and lost touch w. "life". Figured I'd toss in a punch of pics from the past two years from numerous outings in Pa, throw domwn a big hello, and of course a big ups to Jason's enthusiasm in entomology which has numerous times assisted in the honing of my aquatic insect identification. I've been to this site more times than I can count, just haven't posted in the forum much. Good vibes this morning, hope they transit your way.

enough talk.. enjoy, and btw, it's the 10th of April, which means today, written wise on some charts, is the beginning of little olive caddis, though I have seen them popping up for a few weeks now. I'm eagerly awaiting grannoms. I'll be on the water by 9, wishing you all a great season!!

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some big wild brooks this past year; one of them:























my best friend who fishes local with me is now guiding the summer seasons in Alaska, after I get my ba in a few short weeks, I'll soon be following, but not quite so north:













big wild brook throwing up dace, you can see it coming out in the first pic:

















have to end w. a good one, my biggest wild bow to date. Check out the fins and spots on this guy:





hope you all enjoyed... much more, and I'm finally shooting slr now... all but first were with my Point and Shoot. All fish were from PA as well... and people say 38.40 is too much for a license? PSh.

getting fluent with latin this season... my only goal.

peace
PaulRobertsApril 10th, 2011, 7:36 am
Colorado

Posts: 1776
Very nice!

Lotsa comments, but little time here...

What's the camera?

Nice brookies those! You probably earned them -yes?.

Welcome back.
TroutnutApril 10th, 2011, 12:36 pm
Administrator
Bellevue, WA

Posts: 2539
Hey, thanks for posting -- those are some great pictures!
Jason Neuswanger, Ph.D.
Troutnut and salmonid ecologist
JtberezApril 10th, 2011, 8:58 pm
Indiana, PA

Posts: 13
a lot of those pics were a mixture of cheap point and shoots... then I finally hashed out and got an olympus stylus tough 6000 for the underwaters.

my slr is a canon rebel 18-55 but I scooped up the tamrom 70-300 telephoto for a good price. I'm looking into macro lenses next. Started out working in elements and have somehow cracked the code, not that hard btw, to get cs5 for free, though I won't divulge that info here (pm me).

the brookies were def. earned, as well as the last leopard-like bow, however, the larger browns are the most earned. They come from a fingerling tailwater that is prob. the most challenging I frequent. 12 foot leaders, up and and across in gin clear water, and impossible lies in eddies... but a great place to be fishing, especially when water temps don't breach 70 in the dead heat of summer.

thanks for the comments and it's great to be back! Sorry for posting this in the general discussion... after all was said and done, I realized it should have been in the photography section.
TroutnutApril 11th, 2011, 12:19 am
Administrator
Bellevue, WA

Posts: 2539
I realized it should have been in the photography section.


Fixed that for ya.

not that hard btw, to get cs5 for free


Have you tried Lightroom 3? It's only about $80 (I say "only" because that's small change compared to buying Photoshop) and it's awesome. It really seems Lightroom is better than Photoshop for almost everything you'd want to do with photos.

Photoshop has a few fancy tricks Lightroom doesn't (stiching panoramas, HDR, and content-aware fill come to mind), but for day-to-day photo enhancement Lightroom seems better and much, much faster.
Jason Neuswanger, Ph.D.
Troutnut and salmonid ecologist
TunaApril 13th, 2011, 11:05 am
Altoona, PA

Posts: 16
Nice pics, I'd be more than excited to pick up any one of those guys. I like the Dead Bear, too. I live in Altoona, PA, and if I had to guess I bet we fish a lot of the same waters. PM if ya ever wanna get out around Blair County.
Reel men play with their flies.
JtberezApril 21st, 2011, 7:50 pm
Indiana, PA

Posts: 13
Jason,

I have fooled around with Lightroom and enjoy it very much... however, it just does not compare to cs5.. all it took was dl'ing the trial version of the suite collection, which gives me acces to dreamweaver, ps, etc.

all i had to do was access my firewall and block ALL adobe programs from accessing the internet and problem fixed.

Tuna,

anytime my friend, and yes, I do believe me fish a lot of the same streams... are you tuna on paflyfish?

JesseApril 24th, 2011, 9:09 am
Posts: 378
Some great photos brother always good to see some fish pictures!
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14AdamsApril 24th, 2011, 4:24 pm
Western PA

Posts: 4
Super pics! Thanks for posting them. We do have some good fishing here in PA. Especially if you don't mind traveling some. So many good streams,so little time.
AdirmanApril 25th, 2011, 3:37 am
Monticello, NY

Posts: 490
Awesome pics!! It's great to see all 3 of the major species (in the east)being caught at the same location!!
TunaMay 5th, 2011, 10:36 am
Altoona, PA

Posts: 16
jtberez: same person as PAFF. Although the conditions haven't been great I've still been getting out a good bit. this coming weekend might be looking good.
Reel men play with their flies.
JtberezMay 6th, 2011, 11:27 pm
Indiana, PA

Posts: 13
tuna,

yes, it is I :)

my girl and I commence tomorrow. I'm obtaining my BA, and she is finishing her Masters. She also just got offered a job and landed an interview for a great position within the University.

I may be sticking around my homeskirts after all, though i wanted to get more into Central, Pa, there is much work here for me.

Thanks for all the kind remarks. I'm also selling my body to my SLR (not many pics above were taken with it). If interested, please contact me privately. Hope I'm not going against any policies of the site.

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