Best Hood Ornament Ever!

Fish hood Ornament

So I was walking around the colfax area, not getting anything to shoot, and I decided to stroll up one of the side streets.  I found this old dodge truck.  I don’t know what it is about me lately that has really been digging old trucks, but man I’ve really been digging old trucks.  I think it’s my lack of models to shoot.  Honestly it’s hilarious.  Also I think I’m copying my uncle who has a ton of pictures of old car chrome parts.  It’s a cool series. You can see some of the series here.

So here is this shot I took of this great trout hood ornament.  Trout are so great.  For those of you who don’t know I LOVE fly fishing.  It’s always been a passion of mine since I was a little kid.  My grand dad taught me how to fly fish, and now the the pupil has become the mentor.  If you know what a double haul is then you know what i’m talking about. Lefty gives a great tutorial herefor anyone who’s curious.  Looks easy right? Yah it’s not.  I don’t know what it is about being on the river, but it’s definitely the most centering thing that I can do.  I love sitting out on the river enjoying the sun, the fresh air, and being a part of nature.  For anyone who’s a real fanatic about hunting and fishing, let me give you a little disclaimer here.  I only keep them if I’m going to eat them that night, and for the most part , 99% of the time, I don’t keep them.

Anyways as far as the shot goes, this was shot at about ISO 320, f/3.5, 1/640, at 85mm.  Again this is with my 85mm.  I can’t get enough of this lens.  I’m really starting to feel like if I get another lens it’s going to be the 70-200 2.8, just because on a full frame camera that seems to be the focal length that I really like the best.  I’m surprised I haven’t taken more shots wide open on this lens, but it just seems like the DOF, is just way too small when it’s that wide open.  Although I haven’t been in a ton of low light situations either.  I love the creamy smooth bokeh in the background.  Truly wonderful.

Hope ya like it.

-Dave

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