The Landing

© Deri C. Dority

The Landing

Lee-Anne Shortridge September 17, 2009

Wow, great timing on this. What an awesome shot. I love the water splashing and the guy's face, and I can picture the guy on the log's face very easily!!
Lee-Anne :) #1181508

Nancyj E. Hovey level-classic October 22, 2009

on your well deserving FINALIST!!! 8o) #8060758

Deri C. Dority October 22, 2009

Hi Lee-Anne and Nancy,
Thanks so much for the kind comments on this image.
I am glad that these guys have a sense of humor....
Deri #8060813

Kristi A. Howson October 22, 2009

Deri, fantastic seeing this one get finalist. It is such a great image! Congratulations on this wonderful Finalist and best of luck in the next round! #8060977

Mark Dodge October 23, 2009

Congratulations, Deri! Right on! Way to go! Best of luck in the next round. #8065215

Deri C. Dority October 23, 2009

Thanks so much Mark and Kristi. I don't get too many of these, so it is nice when one comes my way.
Deri #8065630

Anne M. Young level-addict October 24, 2009

Congratulations what a super finalist! #8067727

Jose L. Fuentes October 26, 2009

Congrats!!! Love the image......Can almost feel his pain! :) Awsome Image! #8074931

Deri C. Dority October 26, 2009

Hi Anne and Jose,
Thanks so much for the comments. The Lumberjacks got a big kick out of this. That tells you where their humor lies.
Deri #8074978

Mark Dodge October 26, 2009

Congratulations Deri. Nice one! Way to go! #8075293

Nancyj E. Hovey level-classic October 26, 2009

on your 2nd Place Winner! 8o) #8075797

Kathleen Rinker October 26, 2009

Congratulations Deri!!! #8076117

Deri C. Dority October 26, 2009

Hi all,
Thanks so much for the kind words1
Deri #8076241

Linda Proctor October 28, 2009

Big congrats Deri!!! Awesome Winner #8082454

Usman M. Bajwa level-classic November 01, 2009

CONGRATULATIONS on a beautiful Winner image, Deri!!!

UB. #8094991

Kristi A. Howson November 06, 2009

Congratulations Deri on this awesome winner. This is just a great image! #8109363

Lisa J. Boulden level-classic November 16, 2009

A fantastic and well-deserved winner!
Congratulations, Deri!
~Lisa #8137588

Deri C. Dority November 16, 2009

Hi All,
Thanks so much for your kind words. They mean a lot to me
Deri #8137595

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This was taken up in Ketchikan, Alaska at the Great American Lumberjack show. During the off competitive season, these lumberjacks show off their skills at this show.
Normally for the log roll, a fall means a dunking in the water. This caught a very unusual fall straight onto the log. This lumberjack's co-performers teased him for months over this fall.
When I entered another view of this picture, it won the Lumberjack photo contest and is now (along with several other pictures in this series) part of a 2010 calendar.
The Lumberjacks were so happy to capture this particular view, that they sent me a autographed copy of the calendar. I think they have an odd sense of humor.
The Lumberjack that experienced this fall made a great comeback to the audience. He got up, started to hobble off and in a high pitched woman's voice said he needs to go home. Unfortunately for him, he had to stay for the rest of the performance.

Exif: F Number: 2.8, Exposure Bias Value: 0.00, ExposureTime: 1/750 seconds, Flash: did not fire, compulsory flash mode, ISO: 200, White balance: Auto white balance, FocalLength: 200.00 mm, Model: Canon EOS-1D Mark III

Uploaded on September 04, 2009 All Time Best Photo Contest Winner Photo Contest SECOND PLACE Winner

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