by Robert Glenn Ketchum
Growing up my parents had a home near Sun Valley, Idaho. It was there that I learned to ski. Over many years I befriended members of the Decker Flat Climbing and Frisbee Club, with whom I had both life, and art-forming outdoor experiences. I had my camera, and these are my adventures. Enjoy!!
Monday, May 30, 2016
The Higher You Get, The Higher You Get - Sun Valley and the DFC&FC, #4:
THE HIGHER YOU GET, THE HIGHER YOU GET - Sun Valley and the DFC&FC, #4: As fall gave way to winter in central Idaho, fishing gave way to duck hunting season. The same ranchers my father befriended to fish their property also welcomed him to hunt those same streams and springs in the winter because their open water attracted large numbers of migratory ducks. Here you see my dad in a classic "wait-and-watch" pose. Hiding behind a blind in his one-piece snowsuit, he has one hand on the pump/barrel of his shotgun, and the other in his pocket clenching a hand warmer (LOL). The Wood River Valley is well known for having some pretty cold weather and this morning is one of those. Standing still, waiting, does not help you trying to stay warm. The upside of the cold, however, is some amazing visuals because the open water is warmer than the air so the river is steaming. Some of the steam is turning to prismatic ice crystals in the morning sun and while all of this is constantly shifting around, ducks are flying by you and around you, coming suddenly out of the glare and the mist. You can get a shot off if you see them in time, but ducks are fast and some times they would just appear out of "nowhere" and blow right by us before anyone could move.
photograph(s) © copyright, ROBERT GLENN KETCHUM, 2016, @RbtGlennKetchum @LittleBearProd #LittleBearProd
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