Patrick Willauer | Olympic Peninsula
With January only a couple days away, I’ve been thinking about my annual trip to Washington’s Olympic Peninsula.
For the past few years I’ve gone out there to fish with my older brother. Its always a great time he rows me around, ties on my flies, buys the beer and even verbally assaults me when I lose a fish! This series of photos were taken last year during my trip out there.
One of the cool things about the OP is the variety of rivers to fish. These photos are from the Hoh, Bogachiel and Sol Duc. I feel they really show what fishing the OP is all about- beautiful scenery, crazy weather and wild steelhead.
I began taking fishing when I was pretty young, maybe 13 or 14. I was drug along on family fly-fishing trips. However, I have a short attention span and would get bored easily. I took to the lens to occupy my time while my family fished.
I got serious about photography in high-school when I got my first DSLR. I continued shooting fishing through college, and got more involved in fly-fishing and worked a few summers as a fishing guide on the Yakima River.
Now as a first year medical student at UW I still love shooting photos when I have the time. I’m currently shooting a Canon 40D with Canon’s 17-40 F4L, 50 F1.4, 70-200 F2.8L and the Sigma 10mm F2.8 fisheye. I post process with Aperture and Photoshop CS4
What his brother Joe says…Rick Willauer: Currently a med student at the University of Washington, c-squad doesn’t have as much time to contribute as he once did, but will be able to fish cooler places about 10 years from now.
What we say: He certainly knows his way around a camera too. What great images and I know there are a hard drive full of them somewhere in Rick’s possession.
Most of the images that grace the pages of EvoAnglers web site are derived from Rick. Nice, very nice.
Along with being an excellent angler, c-squad really shines behind a camera, and most good images on the site are his. When he isn’t in the library he is probably hanging with his GF Kelsey or riding his mountain bike.
Or this cool link to Rick’s Zenfolio Site
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