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    Zach Matthews
    The Itinerant Angler

    I haven’t had a lot of chances to get out lately (my fall has largely been dedicated to bow hunting) but I’m switching gears now, and I’ve got a couple mountain trips planned in January then a trip to the Louisiana marsh coming up on Jan. 30.

    Just wanted to post a couple shots I really liked. I am just shooting wide open on a 50mm f/1.8. It’s photography at its simplest, but with early morning light, nice bokeh and a good full frame camera, I am really digging the results.

    Primary colors help too, of course.

    And then there’s the backlighting.

    Fun stuff to shoot.



    Beautiful shots Zach! I have been doing a lot of the same. The 50 sure is a fun lens. I love the 85 1.8 as well. Thanks for sharing!


    85 1.8, last weekend of October:


    Zach Matthews
    The Itinerant Angler

    Good lord those are gorgeous. Love the spot lighting. Was that natural or done in post?

    I had that happen one time in an actual river environment:


    The spot lighting was created with the trees that were stream side on the far bank. It was ridiculous light. The light coming in on the far left in the black and white was done in post.

    Here is a another shot with the same lighting. You can see the interesting bars of shadow it creates on the water:

    Love your trout shot above. Cool stuff!


    Zach Matthews
    The Itinerant Angler

    Absolutely sick Jay. Was this on private water? Great fish, great shots.


    Thanks Zach. This was actually a 14 mile round trip hike into Yellowstone country 🙂 . It was a great trip, hike and something I look forward to this coming year again.

    Merry Christmas. One of these days if I ever get out your way, it would be fun to stick a few with you!


    I got one of the new Sigma 50 1.4 Art lenses a few weeks ago and haven’t used and other lens since.
    Always loved the perspective of a 50 and the Art is amazing.


    A picture is thousand words that takes less than a second while a thousand words is a picture that takes a month.

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