MQC Photo Costa Rica
Header image alt text

Golden Gate Park Feature

A member of the Golden Gate Angling and Casting Club shows a fly called a "Clouser" at the Golden Gate Park Casting Pools on Monday, Aug 29, 2011. The Casting Pools at Golden Gate Park were built in 1938. The Golden Gate Angling and Casting Club - founded in 1933 - takes care of the facilities that are open to the public and to the over 400 members of the club.

This was my first assignment at my photojournalism class: a feature on an attraction at Golden Gate Park.

As the different subjects were presented, I jump at the opportunity to photograph the Casting Pools… some of you might know very well why, but for those who don’t know, it is because I am dating a very passionate fly fisherman…

I think I did good. I might be missing more faces’ pictures, but I might a chance to do it again soon!

Here are the photos that made it after the scrutiny in class.

________________________________

Esta fue mi primera tarea en mi clase de fotoperiodismo: un feature sobre una atracción en el Parque Golden Gate.

A medida que los diferentes temas se fueron presentando, yo me apresuré a tomar la opción de fotografiar las Piscinas para practicar la pesca de mosca… algunos de ustedes sabrán por qué, pero para aquellos que no lo saben, es porque estoy saliendo un un pescador de mosca muy apasionado…

Creo que me fue bien. Me podrían estar faltando unas fotos de caras, pero podría tener la oportunidad de hacerlo de nuevo pronto!

He aquí las fotos que lo lograron después del escrutinio de la clase.

A view of the Angler's Lodge and the Casting Pools at the Golden Gate Park, Wednesday, Aug 24, 2011.
A member of the Golden Gate Angling and Casting Club wears a jacked with the club's shield at the Golden Gate Park Casting Pools on Wednesday, Aug 24th, 2011.
Thomas Enderlin, 31, from Oakland, CA., takes a cast at the casting pools at Golden Gate park on Wednesday, Aug 24th, 2011. Enderlin just moved to Oakland from Rhode Island and he is considering becoming a member at the Golden Gate Angling and Casting Club.
Michael Krasnobrod, from San Francisco, California, prepares his fly fishing rod to cast at the Pools at Golden Gate Park on Monday, Aug 29, 2011. Krasnobrod comes to the Casting Pools almost every day and he has been a member of Golden Gate Casting Club for 12 years.
Armando Bernasconi, 89, of San Francisco, CA., casts a double-handed Spey rod at the Casting Pools at the Golden Gate Park on Wednesday, Aug 24, 2011. Bernasconi has been practicing the sport at these pools for over 30 years. He is the oldest member of the Golden Gate Angling and Casting Club, "They call me the Godfather, I don't know why" he said.
Two fly fishermen sit on the side of the Casting Pools at Golden Gate Part on Wednesday, August 24, 2011.
Craig Sharrow, from Marine County, CA., practices double-handed Spey casting at the Casting Pools of Golden Gate Park on Monday, August 29, 2011. Craig is a recent member of the Golden Gate Angling and Casting Club.
A view from the inside of the Angler's Lodge to the Casting Pools at the Golden Gate Park where Nick Curcione, 68, from San Francisco, CA., an internationally recognized writer and fly casting instructor, takes a cast on Wednesday, Aug 24, 2011.
Stan Engle, 67, from Vallejo, CA., practices double-handed Spey casting in preparation for his fly fishing trip to Russia at the Casting Pools of Golden Gate Park on Monday, August 29, 2011.

7 Responses

  1. Mo, I really like the photos but the photo, where Thomas is fishing kills me of envy.

  2. fluvialis says:

    Jose, the only problem was there were no fish in the pool!! Still a very interesting club with a lot of rich fly fishing history

  3. Fishing is not about the prey is, the action and what that imply.

  4. Kathleen Alexander says:

    Thomas’s style deftly displays the magic in the art of fly fishing.

  5. Enjoyed reading through this, very good stuff, appreciate it. “What the United States does best is to understand itself. What it does worst is understand others.” by Carlos Fuentes.

  6. mqcphoto says:

    Thank you Preston! I hope you come back!

  7. mqcphoto says:

    I guess, if you do something from your heart, it shows! Thank you Kathleen

Leave a Response

Previous & Next posts