Here’s my latest work on the subject of “Flixel” Pictures. (Click HERE if you missed the first blog post about it.)
I’ve tried a few other shots, but they didn’t quite seem to work out the way I had planned. This one at least is what I consider to be passable. Not really what I was going for (as the rafters are blurry), but close enough.
As I was setting up the tripod to get this shot, canoe after canoe, raft after raft passed me by. Probably 20 in all. I though to myself ‘oh, this is gonna be easy.’ No such luck. As soon as I’d set everything up, nothing. Absolutely no boats on the river at all. I waited nearly an hour. The spot I’d chosen was a little precarious as well. No real danger to me, so long as I was careful not to step into the river. But while I was waiting, a couple of people decided to go swimming just behind me. A couple of people and their large DOG, I should say. At one point he ran right under the tripod. I had visions of seeing the camera making a nice ‘splash’ as it went in the water. Luckily, he didn’t even bump it. Whew….
I also met a nice lady from Vancouver, Canada. She too wanted to take a picture of the rafts coming down the chute. While we waited together, she told me all about her organized trip around Europe. Her first time and she was having a ball.