|Susan's black and white shot of me is one of my all-time faves.|
|Susan is decked out and ready to paddle.|
Natural? Was Ted Williams a natural?
We have photography in common and I mentioned before we shoved off that it might be good if she brought along her little camera--in one of my dry bags--but, for heaven's sake not to try to shoot until she was perfectly comfortable in the boat. The breeze was high and the water relatively rough, which makes for a great ride if you're secure in your boat. I didn't want her turning sideways against the waves and capsizing.
|Susan over my shoulder.|
Susan studied photography in college and was an avid shooter until a few years ago. She has recently taken up photography again and I am deeply impressed with her work.
Photography for her is--as it should be--an adventure with every shot. It is a soulful, spiritual experience and when it is linked with the natural wonder of kayaking Carvin's Cove, photographer/paddlers almost grow angel wings.
Here is some of what we saw and what we shot yesterday.
|Here's Susan, camera in hand, Tinker Mountain in the background.|
|I'm shooting the sunset; Susan's shooting me.|
|Reflecting and reflected: Susan pauses for a moment.|
|Working for the best angle. Susan gets more from her little camera than I get from my Leica.|
|Paddle girl heading into the choppy water.|
|Singing a paddling duet ("Saaaaai-ling ... I don't know where I'm going ..."|
|The Natural knows her calling and celebrates it.|
|Susan's shot of the sun going down.|
|A contented paddler.|