Friday, February 12, 2010

Images From Great Lakes Angler

I apologize to you, my readers, for lack of new substance once again. Work is keeping me very busy at the moment and it looks like before this week is done I will clock somewhere near 70-80 hours. I had a free day last weekend and spent it behind the lens of a camera. Here is one of the images from the shoot. There are loads more that have yet to be sorted yet, but until they are sorted here is at least something to show you I'm still out there.

We spent close to an hour waiting for a break in the clouds to make this beauty glow like she does in this frame. Enjoy.

Wednesday, February 10, 2010

A February Packed With Everything But Fishing

Friends, I'm only able to snap out a couple of sentences before hitting the pillow. I'm in California shooting a series of jobs for an design firm here in L.A. and have been working long hours. I may have a few hours to spare later this week and if I do I promise to bring you photographs from the ocean.

Until then... Catch one for me!

Tuesday, February 2, 2010

Lake Michigan Ice and West Winds

Recently I posted photographs of a few miles of shore ice attached to Illinois as I flew over it toward New York.

The recent west winds have broken off the entire shoreline and sent it out toward Michigan. I checked out the satellite photos today and found these gems.

Here you can see the ice breaking from the shore.

Lake Michigan

White House Summit to Discuss Asian Carp Crisis

From the Toledo Blade

Article published February 01, 2010

White House to host Asian carp talks

The Obama Administration said it will host a White House summit on Feb. 8 to discuss the Asian carp crisis with Michigan Gov. Jennifer Granholm, Wisconsin Gov. Jim Doyle, and Illinois Gov. Pat Quinn.
The 2:30 p.m. meeting, which the administration has closed to the public, will include Nancy Sutley, chairman of the White House Council on Environmental Quality, and officials from the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, the U.S. Department of the Interior, the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, and the U.S. Coast Guard.
The participants are trying to settle on how to keep the voracious carp from destroying the Great Lakes fishery, valued at $7 billion.
The greatest potential value of controlling the carp is in western Lake Erie, the most biologically productive part of the Great Lakes.
Lake Erie holds more fish than the other four Great Lakes combined. Officials have been hoping to diversify the region's sagging economy by promoting fishing - especially in Lake Erie's western basin.
DNA evidence shows Asian carp, nonnatives introduced to North America via Arkansas fish hatcheries, have breached a $9 million electrical barrier the Corps built southwest of Chicago in hopes of keeping the fish from reaching Lake Michigan. They have been swimming up the Mississippi River for years.

Michigan is one of the nation's leaders in registered boaters. It has more Great Lakes shoreline than any other state.

Ms. Granholm and Michigan Attorney General Mike Cox, with support from Ohio and other Great Lakes states, have sought to have two locks between Lake Michigan and the Mississippi closed at least temporarily to keep the invasive fish out. Illinois officials have resisted, citing a loss of shipping revenue.
The U.S. Supreme Court recently declined to hear a case Mr. Cox filed against the state of Illinois, saying he should have filed it against the Corps.
- Tom Henry

Monday, February 1, 2010

Vintage Great Lakes Angler : Aluminum Boat

From the Life Archive.

I've made it Black and White day here in the Great Lakes Angler's Studio. Monotone for February First.

This photo reminds me of many of the boats I've used on small Michigan, Wisconsin, and Minnesota and brings back memories of hot aluminum seats, creaking oars, and soft boat cushions.