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  • Hi, Dan. I shoot a lot of kayakers/white water because I live 6km from the Minden Wild Water Preserve, the venue for a lot of the Canadian Championship races and the site of the upcoming Pan Am Games. Your shots and write-up are great.

    My suggestion would be to try other stuff too: for instance, slow down that shutter speed and pan with the kayaker: the swirling water gives a dynamic feel. Here are some examples: http://www.faczen.smugmug.com/gallery/8542984_uQc6k#!i=570182220&k=NxHRi (scroll forward a couple of pages for more).

    And try getting REALLY close and breaking out that wide angle lens too: http://faczen.smugmug.com/Monthly-Photos/2011/Monthly-Photos-September-2011/18921788_K23MC9#!i=1475401108&k=nK7KwZ3

  • Dan Bailey says:

    Great tips, Glenn. Thanks for adding them to the mix!

  • It’s those slippery stones and dirt you need to be really careful about! I wasn’t and broke my leg last December, just before Christmas. Still recovering but am back out on the trails again now, albeit very tentatively. Thanks for the tips.

  • Aiza says:

    Great tips! I enjoyed your pictures. That was adventurous photo shoot. I like the zoomed out photo. The incredible view is more appreciated, so beautiful. The “get closer and keep shooting” photos took my breath away. It’s like you risk your life when shooting these.

  • Jay says:

    Great tips. I’ve been working on wakeboard shots as a hobby for a while, and though I’m happy with my results, I think your tips will help me find the next level! Thank you!

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    Terry Bourk

    I have read you new book “Behind the Landscape.” I could not “put it down” meaning that I kept at it because each photo you presented/analyzed was interesting and informative. I am trying to develop an eye for composition (both the scene and the light).

    Thank you! The examples you present and the suggestions are very helpful. Purple Mountains, McKinley River and Wonder Lake are fascinating.


    Roger Sinclair

    You have done it again! Another triumph.

    Your generosity to share, the clarity of thought and concise explanation thereof is brilliant. Perhaps I should also mention the beautiful photos and the talent necessary to produce them.

    Thank you, Dan.