An Imperfect Storm

© Robert Brown

An Imperfect Storm

Uploaded: June 23, 2005

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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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Robert Brown June 23, 2005

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 seemed remarkably unhurried through the whole ordeal. I was sure one of the canoes was going to get struck by lightning. As luck would have it, this was an "imperfect storm" and they docked, soaked but safe, about a minute before the lightning reached us.

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Sandy Landon June 23, 2005

But you got a great photo:) #1511058

Bogdan Grosu June 23, 2005

good shot 'the man against nature'... the compression is not the best though... #1512985

Robert Brown June 24, 2005

Sandy and Bogdan, thanks for your coomments. While there's obviously compression in this, I think you're seeing rain. #1517533

Jennifer Rennison July 23, 2005

Excellent mood you've captured with the storm! Lake McDonald is so beautiful and vast would be a bit foreboding in a canoe during a storm! Congratulations on your finalist and the completion of your site! :) #1629090

Serena Pierce level-deluxe July 24, 2005

Congratulations!!! #1632584

John Tubbs level-deluxe July 24, 2005

Congratulations, Bob! #1632721

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