PDA

View Full Version : Widow Maker



Matt K.
07-10-2011, 01:06 PM
While doing a much deserved long photo trip through the Kananaskis yesterday I thought I'd stop by the "Widow Maker" area of the river. There are some rapids there, and with any luck I'd find the odd kayaker or rafter going over those rapids. I chose a relatively "harmless" rapid to wait for someone coming by. The mosquitoes were happy I did that and they had at it (for one reason or another I forgot to put on the deet, since it was windy all day and they had not bothered me before). To make a long story short (too late, hahaha) there was a trio of kayakers coming my way, and I managed to shoot the first one approaching and going over the rapids.

Carefully approaching the rapid


http://farm7.static.flickr.com/6015/5922559744_cfcdacc64c_b.jpg

Getting ready to head in

http://farm7.static.flickr.com/6024/5922560322_50fbd7acf3_b.jpg

Looking for the best way to go

http://farm7.static.flickr.com/6127/5922560840_d6f002b78e_b.jpg

Going in

http://farm7.static.flickr.com/6027/5921996607_f55d1663de_b.jpg

Getting good and wet now

http://farm7.static.flickr.com/6132/5922561684_c995b7107f_b.jpg

Fighting to stay upright

http://farm7.static.flickr.com/6009/5921997491_6b0d8a9f18_b.jpg

Did I make it??

http://farm7.static.flickr.com/6148/5921997931_28791b46eb_b.jpg

OOOOPS

http://farm7.static.flickr.com/6131/5922563256_f0664efb16_b.jpg

JAS_Photo
07-10-2011, 01:30 PM
Oopsie! That's gotta be cold! Cool set! Love the contrast of the yellow and red of the kayaker with the blue green and foaming white of the river. Nice crisp photos, Matt.

Wicked Dark
07-10-2011, 02:20 PM
terrific job. I love it when those guys turn and ride the rapids. looks like a lot of fun.

Mad Aussie
07-11-2011, 01:09 AM
Very cool set Matt. Nicely shows us the sequence of events.

Hillbillygirl
07-11-2011, 08:17 AM
Love the action in this sequential series. Well done Matt.

Lizardqing
07-11-2011, 06:10 PM
Nice series. As much as I would love to get to some of our rivers around here and get some, I'm more prone to be in the boat when I do get to one.

Marko
07-11-2011, 06:57 PM
Lovely set - i also dig the crisp colours here and love the overturned bright red boat in the last shot!

Matt K.
07-11-2011, 08:36 PM
Thanks all ... good thing this D300s I acquired is able to shoot rapid frames. Not quite as fast as those freaking "Canons", but fast enough for me. Besides, it is like making love, them "Canons" are done much faster, those Nikons take their sweet time:evil2:

Iguanasan
07-11-2011, 10:01 PM
A very interesting set. I assume, of course, that he righted himself without harm. Those rocks looked awfully close!

Mad Aussie
07-11-2011, 10:26 PM
Thanks all ... good thing this D300s I acquired is able to shoot rapid frames. Not quite as fast as those freaking "Canons", but fast enough for me. Besides, it is like making love, them "Canons" are done much faster, those Nikons take their sweet time:evil2:
:) Yeh but our canons get to 'nail' more ;)

asnow
07-11-2011, 11:57 PM
I love how they show the sequence of events.