An Imperfect Storm

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An Imperfect Storm

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Canon 17-40L, 2 stop grad. ND. Taken at Lake McDonald, Glacier National Park. A few notes about these particular canoeists. First of all, I'm not an expert on this matter, only having set paddle to water less than a dozen times, including once on this recent trip to Glacier: however, I can paddle with some rapidity in a straight line. That said, the people in the canoes (there was another one behind this one, with an adult and two small children) were complete idiots. This was not a fast approaching storm. Thunderstorms were promised in the forecast. They chose to stay out on the lake even with lightning cracking the sky only miles away. It would have been very easy to 1) paddle into their dock before the storm got close, or 2) pull ashore and wait out the storm. On top of what I've mentioned, these people were perhaps the worst conoeists I've ever seen (worse than my 10-year-old twins!): incapable of paddling in anything close to a straight line and extremely slow. They s

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