Photography And Half-Thoughts By Mitchell Hegman

...because some of it is pretty and some of it is not.

Wednesday, October 26, 2016

A Fish Out of Water

Yesterday, after exhausting myself working through some thorny National Electrical Code training material, I talked that girl into going for an afternoon drive.  We drove around the backside of Canyon Ferry Reservoir and stopped to explore the shoreline at a couple places near Goose Bay.
Canyon Ferry is, essentially, the Missouri River having been shoulder-blocked and knocked back on its ass by a giant concrete dam.  The reservoir waters rise with the glut of spring runoff from the snowfilled mountains and recede during the sunwashed summers.
That girl and I walked down through a jumble of antediluvian stones left exposed by summer’s receding water.  Later, we walked across a wide expanse of fine sand, leaving a footprint at every step.  The day remained perfectly calm under an enormous blue sky.  Every so often, fish broke the surface of the lake, doing whatever fish things a fish must do.
Other than some geese and the fish, we had the entire lake to ourselves.
Posted today are some photographs I captured along the way.  Though the dead carp is a little morbid, I thought it worth a picture.

--Mitchell Hegman


  1. Seems like a perfect place for a perfect day. It is ironic that sometimes one has to leave the comfort and familiarity of home to better appreciate it. Love your photos. Mahalo nui!

  2. Thank you, Ariel! We had a lovely day.