Kayaking,w/your least fav. camera ;
That's if you weigh the risk...of watering your camera.
I did most of my kayaking photography with a very old Mitsubishi 2.3 meg camera...that had a Canon lens! Quite a little Camera.
One of my give aways...-NO ONE TOOK CARE OF IT LIKE ME.
So anyway,kayaking summer mornings...wow - don't miss out!!!!!!
Here's some ...of my heart...(pics);
Edit note ; I gained weight - that small red/yellow one...I'm at the weight limit...(and photographicly,I like the closed in ones better...and not yellow,silver,or white;get red or blue or...so as not to make it so hard photographicly...)
and the hard shell one - was long - but really for a kid...I risk my life with turn over...to get out...
So...now I purchased a new one! - O happy day! Unbelieveable,even Godly photography awaits! Or so I hope!
Attachment#1 (jpg file)
Attachment#2 (jpg file)
Attachment#3 (jpg file)
Attachment#4 (jpg file)
Attachment#5 (jpg file)
Attachment#6 (jpg file)
Attachment#7 (jpg file)
Attachment#8 (jpg file)
Attachment#9 (jpg file)
#1. "RE: Kayaking,w/your least fav. camera ;" | In response to Reply # 0pjr Registered since 26th Dec 2005Sun 15-Jan-12 01:21 AM
Hi Larry, nice pics!
I have a sea kayak and occasionally go paddling down a local river here and there. I hope to do a lot of it this year. In the past, I've taken my best gear with me, however, carefully stored. Yes, it's a risk I'll over turn, but if you're careful, it's fairly safe - I go in pretty calm waters.
I like to float into a reed bed and capture dragon flys, etc. with a macro lens. The biggest problem I've found in the past is just stability. I've tried shooting with a monopod, extended by the side of the kayak into the mud at the river bottom, but it isn't easy to stay in position; you have to exert a constant force to pull the kayak towards the
monopod while holding and aiming the camera.
Hopefully this year I'll capture some worthy photos that way - and stay dry!
A Canadian Nikonian
My portfolio: www.pjr99.500px.com
#2. "RE: Kayaking,w/your least fav. camera ;" | In response to Reply # 0fanautical Registered since 03rd Aug 2011Sun 15-Jan-12 04:26 AM
I love #3 with the tree. Out of curiosity, how do you handle the movement (bobbing up and down) issue? My family and I go boating in the summer on a 19 foot boat, but I've never taken my camera because in the summer here there's just too much wake from other boats to make it worthwile, I always believed. I figured the stability issue would overpower any photographs I wanted to take, so the risk of taking the camera on the boat was further negated by the idea that most of the pictuers would come out useless. Am I right in that line of thinking?
Visit my Nikonians gallery.
#3. "RE: Kayaking,w/your least fav. camera ;" | In response to Reply # 2Larry E30 Nikonian since 27th May 2009Sun 15-Jan-12 03:16 PM
I've never had a problem with pics not coming out nice.I go on the outskirts of lakes...so the biggest thing I have is currents or small waves from an occational boat.
Also - take an older camera...and consider ...if you came back dry,the last few times...
You have to weigh it out.To me 'photography' is a ton ...or more.
I'm semi old now(and way overweight) ... calm lakes are enough ... and you see - I will bring (you - Nikonian) awesome pics!(God-willing)!