Thursday, January 23, 2014

Window of Opportunity


Partly cloudy and chilly in the morning with temperatures to rise from around the freezing point to the low 40s by early afternoon. Your mid-day will be moderately overcast, but relatively pleasant. It will be short-lived, however, as more complete cloud cover will move in as the day progresses bringing periods of precipitation which are likely to turn to sleet, then snow, as the temperatures drop during the late afternoon and early evening. Snow accumulation from 1-3 inches is possible, complicating your after-work commute.


For Tuesday, January the 21st, we will start generation at 5:00am, stop generation at 9:00am, restart generation at 4:00pm, and stop generation at 9:00pm. We would like to remind you that this is a tentative schedule and is subject to change without notice. Thank you for calling.


No, honey. As far as I know there's nothing on the calendar for tomorrow. Why?


Someone left a window open. Just a crack.
We squeezed through it.

26 comments:

Kevin Frank said...

Great brown! Especially for that river. It was meant to be.

Mike Sepelak said...

Thanks Kev. Had my best numbers day ever on that stingy river, but Bill got the fish of the day in that brown pictured.

Kirk Werner said...

You've clearly had a splendid January, when it comes to fishing.

Mel Moore said...

Hi, Mike. Great to see you using those moments in time when you can get them. Really nice Brown! Here is too more happy hook ups in 2014,

Mike Sepelak said...

Indeed, Kirk. But, as you damn well know, the football came up a bit short. @#$%ing Panthers. Thanks for the poke, @$$hole. :-)

And howdy, Mel. Hope 2014's a banner year for you too.

Tom Hazelton said...

Nice of you to bring the photos back with you so the rest of us can see what those windows look like.

Mike Sepelak said...

Sometimes the windows align, Tom, if only for a very few hours. Happy to share. Hope you're digging out soon.

Bill Gregory said...

Mike I'm down for more days like this!
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Mike Sepelak said...

I'm counting on that, Bill.

Flyfisherman. Richard. said...

Some great Photo's Mike. Is that sepia control on the camera?

Matt Copeland said...

Strong work striking while the iron is hot (or cold as the case may be) Great piece Mike!

Mike Sepelak said...

Thanks Richard. The warmth in these shots was done out of the camera, with Adobe Lightroom. Tried something new, using one of the higher contrast B&W presets and then manually resaturating. I dig the results. I've been on a warm pic kick lately. Perhaps it's because it's cold outside. :-)

You gotta grab your chances when you can, Matt. But then, you knew that.

Flyfisherman. Richard. said...

Your welcome Mike. It's not just the warmth, but the contrast and content that makes the shots. So well framed.

I take it with the Adobe the pictures were in colour and the Adobe B&W did the rest?

Wonderful anyway.

Daniel said...

Your photos are inspiring. Thanks for sharing them.

Mike Sepelak said...

Yes, Ricard, the original shots were in colour. The B&W filter and then the reintroduction of tint bolstered the contrast. It's fun to fiddle with. Art, in its own way.

Thanks, Daniel. More impractical than inspiring. ;-)

kahung said...

Hi Mike,

You don't know me, but it feels like I kind of know you. I love your blog. I live in Canada and it is really cold and miserable here right now. This year, I discovered fly fishing and as some have said, the rest is history. I've been trying to fish here in chilly Ontario but some days it is near impossible. Snow squalls and casting don't make for great companions.

When the winter seems to press in (and it has this year), I've found your stories and pictures to be a wonderful and warm reprieve.

Thanks. I'm looking forward to your next story.

Ka-Hung Law

www.kahunglaw.blogspot.ca

Mike Sepelak said...

Thank you for the very kind note, Ka-Hung. I can think of no higher compliment to a writer/blogger than the suggestion that someone might "know them" through their work. I am humbled.

And welcome to the madness that is fly fishing. I find it hard enough, this time of year, to get out here in the South. I can't imagine the challenges you face in Ontario. I salute your grit.

Cheers, and thanks for saying hello.

Fontinalis Rising said...

Sheesh. You are the master. This post had everything, including fish.

Mike Sepelak said...

Everything, leading up to fish. Thanks, Jason!

Justin Carfagnini said...

Everything about this post was great.

Mike Sepelak said...

Thanks Justin!

Nancy Claeys said...

Lovin' these (hdr?) photos Mike. Very professional! Grin.

Atlas said...

Killer Brown--Love it!

Mike Sepelak said...

Not HDR, Nancy. But they do have that look, don't they? Thanks!

And yes, Atlas, a fine fish for that particular stretch of water. It used to hold some real beasts back in "the day" but changes in the upstream dam turbines have slowed the flow of minced baitfish over the years and the loss of the free lunch have normalized the brown population. Good for the baitfish - bad for the angler.

Doug said...

Damn fine, Mike. She is fishing very stingy right now, so to have your best day ever is saying something. I'm not sure what, but something! Keep coming back. Excellent bug production last summer should mean bigger hatches this spring. Where's my gun? I've a rodent to dispatch.

Mike Sepelak said...

What it says, Dan, is that she typically kicks my butt and rubs my nose in it. (Now that's a disturbing image.) This particular day she showed a little mercy, probably so that I don't completely give up; so that I'll return next time with renewed anticipation so that she can crush me once again.

Sadistic, she is.

Thanks for dropping by!