Sunset Paddler

© Paul R. Nelson

Sunset Paddler

Arthur Bohlmann 7/31/2012 7:59:21 PM

I really like the feel of this image, great color and a great composition #1478114

Paul R. Nelson 7/31/2012 8:14:31 PM

Thank you, Art. I was just starting to set up my camera, anticipating capturing the sunset after the sun went down, when I saw this kayaker coming and had to quickly change the settings so I could stop his movement. I was fortunate it came together so well. #10256764

Arthur Bohlmann 7/31/2012 8:16:21 PM

Looks like you were fast enough, you nailed this beauty. #10256767

Susan Williams 7/31/2012 8:17:46 PM

I am experiencing the poverty of words -- this is so incredibly beautiful. #10256771

Paul R. Nelson 7/31/2012 8:32:35 PM

Thanks, Art. The downside is that at the time I was setting up my tripod on a pile of rocks on a bank and trying to balance there at the same time (what about this makes sense?) when my camera bag slipped and my 100-400 fell out and landed down the slope on a rock and... Long story short, 2 weeks and $400 later it is back as good as new.

Thank you, Susan. This is one of the reasons I feel so Blessed to be living up here. #10256805

Susan Williams 7/31/2012 8:44:10 PM

And it truly is a blessing. I grew up in Menominee, MI/Marinette, WI (twin cities). Every season has it's glory. In due time, I will retire and go home.

So sorry about your lens. :(

Am reading it right -- you took this with an "L"? #10256828

Paul R. Nelson 7/31/2012 9:03:28 PM

And when you do you will appreciate it even more. Northern Wisconsin and the U.P. are very similar, and many people leave here with a rubber band attached; they often come home again eventually.

In some ways what happened to my lens was a good thing; they cleaned out some dust that had accumulated, and the repair seems to have eliminated a minor focus problem I had.

Yes, you are correct. #10256848

Susan Williams 7/31/2012 9:27:24 PM

Amazing. I have a friend who was shooting a concert and dropped his new L from a platform to the concrete below. He was completely devastated. A few weeks later, it was back on his camera. Awesome lens. #10256889

Paul R. Nelson 7/31/2012 9:33:43 PM

That would hurt and I can understand why he would feel devastated. It also speaks to Canon's repair facility. #10256899

David Resnikoff 8/1/2012 5:39:07 AM

Paul,

Fab

Love the Kayak. Brings the gorgeous sunset to life


David R #10257487

Howard Eisenberg 8/2/2012 5:39:45 PM

Paul, Love the feel, the colors, and the depth in the clouds in the image. Another great capture.

Sorry to hear about your lens - it is a great lens though, glad they were able to make it better then new. #10260434

Paul R. Nelson 8/2/2012 6:37:53 PM

Thank you, David. I wasn't feeling all that inspired with this scene before the kayak came along, but knew that would add an interesting element and got ready quick.

Thank you, Howard. This image turned out better than I initially expected. I've done a little more testing with my lens, and it appears it is focusing better than before the accident; maybe it was out of spec from the start, or got knocked while I had it, but it does seem better than ever. #10260489

Paul R. Nelson 8/2/2012 6:37:54 PM

Thank you, David. I wasn't feeling all that inspired with this scene before the kayak came along, but knew that would add an interesting element and got ready quick.

Thank you, Howard. This image turned out better than I initially expected. I've done a little more testing with my lens, and it appears it is focusing better than before the accident; maybe it was out of spec from the start, or got knocked while I had it, but it does seem better than ever. #10260490

Paul R. Nelson 8/2/2012 6:44:24 PM

Gotta love technology... #10260497

Kalena Randall 8/4/2012 6:19:09 PM

Very nice. Sunsets for me need lots of work. They are not my best! Oh, well! I've got lots of time to learn and many beautiful photos to review! #10262992

Paul R. Nelson 8/5/2012 5:31:41 PM

Thank you, Kalena. I think we each have subjects that are harder to photograph than others. One thing about sunsets; they happen everyday at a predictable time, so it is easier to practice capturing them than some other things. #10264064

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Along the shore of Lake Superior at Presque Isle Park in Marquette, Michigan. Canon 24-105L, 28mm, f/8, 1/250 sec, ISO 400.

Uploaded on 7/8/2012 7:45:02 PM

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