This weeks challenge is to take me back to my happy place which of course is on the river (or anywhere) with a rod in my hand. I’m blessed in that I live beside one of the best rivers in Ireland for fishing and I love my fishing. Be it with the fly rod on the river or from the kayak at sea, it’s hard to beat fishing to take you to your happy place. Of course being a photographer, I also enjoy shooting others while they fish as is this first photo. Pat O’Toole is a qualified fly casting instructor and here he is (in his happy place) practicing his double handed cast.
As my wife Lorraine is also a photographer, she managed to grab a shot of me flaying around with my fly rod. I don’t have the same grace as pat above but I do manage to throw the odd fly that catches a fish. This is one of her shots.
Everyone should have a happy place and if you’re lucky enough to have one like mine then go enjoy it as often as you can.