David Kepley  

Kayakers by David Kepley

June 2021 - Kayakers

June 2021 - David Kepley


About the Image(s)

I took this shot at Great Falls on the Potomac River. I was lucky enough to have a group of kayakers shooting some pretty impressive rapids. What I like about this shot is that you can see 3 kayakers and can imagine what is in store for them, especially seeing the huge white water on the left.

Settings: Canon 7D Mark II, 1/1600 sec, f6.3, 800 ISO hand held

5 comments posted

Alan Kiecker   Alan Kiecker
Wow! What a ride!! This is an excellent action shot. It may have been by chance that the kayakers were there at the time you were, but they certainly add to the story. Your timingof capturing this photo is spot on. Well done!!   Posted: 06/10/2021 09:18:11

David Kepley   David Kepley
This is a place I visit often always in hopes of seeing kayakers. Tgat day I finally got Lucky!   Posted: 06/12/2021 11:03:59

Graham Fisher   Graham Fisher
What a fantastic shot! You captured the shot a split second before the lead kayak drops down leaving the viewer with a clear impression of the action, excellent timing.
Interesting lighting especially on the rock in the center background, with the sun low in the sky.
Plenty of white water to add to the action with some nice colors blended in.
I love it.   Posted: 06/15/2021 16:57:36

JoAnne Rolle   JoAnne Rolle
I was excited when I read that the image was from Great Falls, Virgina. I once lived near there and often visited the Potomac River for inspiration and a few photo sessions.

When I first viewed the image, I only saw the read kayak. After I read your summary I searched for the other two which were not far. Is there any post processing edits? Amazing shot!   Posted: 06/22/2021 18:13:22

David Kepley   David Kepley
Thanks Joanne. Not much post processing. Interesting that you saw the red one first. I guess I thought people would see the yellow one abouit to make the plunge first.   Posted: 06/22/2021 18:30:11


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