I have another exciting adventure planned for this weekend and next.
Maddi Thomas is the girl in the photo and she is going to compete in her 10th Avon descent next weekend in a power boat.
Maddi and her father work for us at Echo Yachts as part of the team building the GRP shadow vessel and I have known Rod for many years now….also watching Maddi grow up over those years.
So, when Rod asked me if I was interested in coming on board with their Avon team this year, I thought why not.
I have personally done the Avon 4 times, twice in a single Kayak and twice in a double Kayak, so I know how arduous the Avon can be and also how fickle the conditions can be.
Tomorrow is practise day, so I get to practise a bit as well!
A few of the lads and myself headed out to the Avon valley this morning and we had a fantastic day out with all sorts of great scenes, around 12km of tracking and some great light to boot.
We were welcomed back into Perth with a serious rain front, but it was too late to spoil our day as we had already achieved all that we had set out to do.
Here are the first 2 from the day.
My wife chose this perspective and I must admit I quite like it now that I have worked it up…even though I hate admitting when she’s right! I think its a bloke thing! 🙂
This was shot with my 1.2 50mm L series prime and is a 4 shot stitch with a couple of them focus stacked.
Here is a couple more from the Avon valley. You might notice Lee on the side bopping away to her Ipod!
This is a 20 shot stitch of upper sids rapids at Wilyunga national park.
8 of the shots were focus stacked and that left a 12 shot stitch. 6 across the top and 6 across the bottom.
Once again the light was very kind to me and the gnarly tree roots in the foreground really set the image off I reckon.
File size is 1 gig!
I took the bride out to Wilyunga National Park today to capture some Avon shots before the big decent.
It was a perfect day out with beautiful filtered light coming from high clouds enabling me to capture the detail without getting the contrast.
Stay tuned for more as I work them up!