Brad Ashbrook  

Kayaker by Brad Ashbrook

January 2020 - Kayaker

About the Image(s)

This was taken in October during a fall foliage trip. There was a little bit of cropping and some basic raw adjustments.

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6 comments posted

Renee Schaefer   Renee Schaefer
I love the intensity in the kayaker's face. It is too bad that the paddle got cut off. I would like to have seen all of it. I might also have tried to remove the pole right behind him. It doesn't do anything to enhance the image.
I bet that was a tough shot to get.   Posted: 01/09/2020 13:53:02

Becca Cambridge   Becca Cambridge
OOOoo, nice intensity and motion captured. Love the splashes captured at high speed.
I kinda like the triangle formed by the paddle, pole and racer. Seems like it keeps the intensity in the center frame. Just me.
Fun capture. Looks like it might have been a chilly day which makes this snap even better given cold fingers.   Posted: 01/10/2020 09:34:12

Jon Allanson   Jon Allanson
The main problem when photographing kayakers is having the shaft of the paddle being across the face, and you have managed to avoid that. You have captured an excellent expression on his face, though I would have liked it to be a little lighter. The cropping off of part of the paddle does not bother me as it is not essential to the image. The striped gate pole, immediately behind the kayaker is unfortunate and provided the image is not being considered as PJ could be removed.   Posted: 01/12/2020 04:39:36

Jan van Leijenhorst   Jan van Leijenhorst
Good action shot. Love the expression on his face.I suggest removing the pole behind the kayaker.   Posted: 01/20/2020 14:06:46

Danny Dunne   Danny Dunne
Great action capture. Love the determination and focus in the eyes and the clenched fists. This tells a great story. The pair of post is important to the story, not a distraction. The yellow and red colours are nicely muted. And the water movement is good.
Perhaps the top of the helmet is a little bright.   Posted: 01/20/2020 22:16:48

Lauren Heerschap   Lauren Heerschap
Wow the intensity of this guy's face says it all. I would suggest toning down the highlights in the water, and lightening the face of the kayaker. Great capture!   Posted: 01/21/2020 10:59:16