First Time Ocean Fishing for a Young Fisherman (to be)

My young nephew gets his first taste of ocean fishing in the seas of the Atlantic…

What more could we have asked for? A bright sunny Florida day, expensive and bombastically beautiful boats and yachts waiting dockside for their absentee owners and A(men) fishermen. And yes we can’t forget the exotic fish yet to be caught…..

It was JJ ‘s first time ocean fishing on a sailboat. He was excited at his first outing. The deckhands gave him a go steering the boat. Uncle helped him set up his fishing rod and catch his first fish. We encountered a short storm while fishing and waited out the storm. As it turned out we did not catch much fish after that and he took a well needed nap until we got back to shore.

Fishing is fun…when you don’t get sick. Luckily we all managed to survive the dreaded sea sickness unscathed. Yes, we caught a few fish which we barbecued later, in famous Jamaican Escovitch style.

There’s something so captivating about the ocean….sea breezes, good company, exotic fish ….what’s not to love?

Here are a few pictures documenting his day.

Exploring inside the boat. Copyright Karen C Lee

Exploring inside the boat. Copyright Karen C Lee

Admiring the sailboats as we sail out to sea. Copyright Karen C Lee

Admiring the sailboats as we sail out to sea.
Copyright Karen C Lee

First catch! Copyright Karen C Lee

First catch! Copyright Karen C Lee

We still have a little way to go to fill up the bucket! Copyright Karen C Lee

We still have a little way to go to fill up the bucket!
Copyright Karen C Lee

Waiting out the storm. Copyright Karen C Lee

Waiting out the storm.
Copyright Karen C Lee

Time out from fishing. Copyright Karen C Lee

Time out from fishing.
Copyright Karen C Lee

The Day's Catch. Copyright Karen C Lee

The Day’s Catch.
Copyright Karen C Lee

Fish, Boats and Gentlemen…..to be continued…

 

Photo Exercises to Beat Plane Boredom

Day long flights can be quite the grind.  Changing airplanes makes travelling a bit of a  chore and certainly makes for ‘tooooo looong’ days. What are the options for biding the boredom away? These are the survival tactics for most: Read the same inflight magazine over and over. Surf as you wait in the airport lounge. And if you did not get enough CNN at home you can watch it on the TV lounge monitor. Watching a blank TV screen on the seat in front of you and read the exotic inflight magazine front to back. (Try to sleep) on the plane (this one does not cut it for me for fear motion sickness might creep in).

With the heavy DSLR packed away, the handy iPhone (4) was my small and trusty photo travelling companion and the only other thing than my store bought magazine in my plane buster boredom kit. The iPhone is light and easy to use and I can maneuver it into positions where I cannot with my DSLR: now that is what I call that LIBERATION – Yahoo indeed! I can see why it is the most popular camera in the world. Certainly gets me in and out of those tight spots.

As I travelled through the airport terminal, with airplanes clearly on the brain, the airport’s floor pattern caught my eye. I took a few photos as a design exercise.

My excitement at the end of the walk to my designated gate was a beer drinking Texan armadillo (apparently frozen in a drunken stupor) in the shop window. A little bit of amusement to lighten the plane boredom.

Here are a few glimpses of what I caught floating in and out of the clouds and through the airport terminal…

Through the airplane looking glass. Copyright Karen C Lee

iPhoneography: Through the airplane looking glass. (The opposing arrow seems to point towards ‘home’).
Copyright Karen C Lee

Airport floor pattern. Copyright Karen C Lee

iPhoneography: Airport floor pattern. Colours reflect the white, blue and grey of the skies.
Copyright Karen C Lee

Texas armadillo drinks beer. Copyright Karen C Lee

iPhoneography: Beer drinking Texas armadillo.
Copyright Karen C Lee

Airplane Wing and Clouds. Copyright Karen C Lee

iPhoneography: Clouds billow over the airplane wing.
Copyright Karen C Lee

Airplane Wing and Clouds. Copyright Karen C Lee

iPhoneography: The sun sets through the clouds.
Copyright Karen C Lee

Airplane wing and clouds catching the evening sun. Copyright Karen C Lee

iPhoneography: Airplane wing and clouds catching the evening sun. Copyright Karen C Lee

I thought I would change the processing on the last few images for a nostalgic look and feel.