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Fishing Emerald Lake | by Panorama Paul
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Fishing Emerald Lake

Well… here’s the photo that I mentioned on my stream yesterday… the one that I was really hoping to capture while paddling my canoe around the Emerald Lake.


Paddling a canoe on a lake as beautiful as Emerald Lake was as close as I could possibly get to a religious experience. I felt completely at peace with Nature and my surroundings… almost like I belonged there! I was totally in my element! As I was drifting around the lake and taking in all the beauty… I noticed these two guys fishing from a canoe on the far side of the lake.


One of the primary reasons for my decision to rent a canoe and paddle around the lake… was that I would get better opportunities to capture my envisioned “canoe-on-the-lake” photograph. I’d already taken a couple shots of the canoes that were on the lake earlier during the day… but the fact that I could only shoot what paddled past me… rather than actively seeking the shot I wanted… meant that I didn’t stand much chance of getting a winning image!


So as soon as I spotted their beautiful wooden canoe… I immediately paddled over and asked these guys if I could take their photo. Sure, they said… no problem… shoot away! So I followed them for a few minutes until I got this shot… heee haaa… I just love it when a plan comes together like this!!


Oh… and just in case any of you were wondering… this is not a pano or a verto… it’s a single-frame image... and it looks much better when viewed large! :)


Nikon D300, Sigma 10-20mm at 20mm, aperture of f11, with a 1/125th second exposure.


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Taken on August 11, 2011