Lago Strobel, aka “Jurassic Lake”, is almost a household name in the international fly fishing community. I have heard stories of this legendary lake for more than 20 years: A place stocked sometime in the late 80’s with McCloud River rainbow trout; A place where the fish and
the wind can reach large double-digit numbers; A place where you won’t see another angler outside your travel group on a giant lake they measure in kilometers, not acres (20km x 15km). This trip was a must-do on my bucket list. So with an invitation, I gladly accepted.
“Lago Strobel, aka “Jurassic Lake”, is almost a household name in the international fly fishing community. ”
One and a half days of travel brought me to a beautifully appointed lodge with some amazing fishing right out of the back door and a short drive to the “main lake”. We saw some perfectly calm days, along with some windy days I didn’t know you could actually fish in. The guides had all kinds of little nooks
and coves that provided just enough cover to get our fly in front of the fish. A week of catching multiple “biggest trout of my life” paired with incredible Argentinian wines and meals was a trip I wish I would have done way sooner. I can’t wait till next season!
As an artist choosing to work with the medium of photography, I am always trying to push the natural limits of my cameras, whether it is film or digital. I am traditional in my method, working to get the image correct in the camera without building one in the computer. This makes every finished image a personal success. Through this traditional method, each image has a life and soul of its own. I am excited to introduce and share them with my viewers and collectors.
Working with my first film camera in 1992 ignited a fire and passion that has burned strong ever since. Shortly after high school, I followed my passion and pursued a career photographing skiing and snowboarding. Through those years, I traveled the world while honing my craft. I learned how to work with nature’s dramatic and rare light that is often found in the mountains, while reading weather patterns and putting myself where the light was best. Now I use my camera as a painter would use their brush, focusing more on the mood and power of a pre-visualized scene before the camera even comes out of the bag. Through a process of continued visits to my selected locations, I am able to study the light and weather patterns through the changing seasons and truly connect with my surroundings. This process, combined with patience and great light, is a path I look forward to following for many years to come.
You can view many of my favorite pieces on my website at www.AbeBlair.com.
“A photograph captures a moment in time, altering life for an eternity. ”- Abe Blair