Rio Grande Kayak Trip

Discussion in 'Scenic, Architecture, and Travel' started by merlin, Jun 28, 2017.

  1. merlin

    merlin FujiXspot Veteran

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    Merlin Emrys
    Despite some smoke from a distant forest fire, the weather was warm and sunny. Lots of herons, turkey vultures, ravens, and even an osprey.

    A fierce wind kicked up on our return, and it was an excellent early-season test of our stamina and skill.

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  2. Mike G

    Mike G FujiXspot Top Veteran Subscribing Member

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    Mike Gorman
    Nicely done again Merlin, Nos 2+4 appeal to me!

    Do you ever take shots from your kayak?
     
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  3. merlin

    merlin FujiXspot Veteran

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    Merlin Emrys
    Thanks, Mike! I thought you might like #3. I included it to give a sense of scale.

    I used to take photos from my kayak when I was using the Canon, because if it fell overboard it would not be a great loss. But with the X30 I am lots more careful, especially since it has been discontinued by Fuji. Mostly the photographs with that camera are taken from our lunch stops.

    Another issue is the river current. By the time I can get the camera out, the kayak has already drifted 100 metres downstream!
     
  4. Iansky

    Iansky FujiXspot Top Veteran

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    Ian Lloyd-Grahm
    Wow, some really powerful landscape there and I bet the contrast in winter must be amazing. Hope the trip went well and thank you for sharing these.
     
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  5. Mike G

    Mike G FujiXspot Top Veteran Subscribing Member

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    Mike Gorman
    Merlin, I like em all but those two stood out for me. :thumbup:

    I'm full of admiration of you and your lady that at a reasonably advanced age, have the get up and go to partake of these natural sights and experiences! (Jealous really):2thumbs:
     
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  6. merlin

    merlin FujiXspot Veteran

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    Merlin Emrys
    Thanks very much!
     
  7. merlin

    merlin FujiXspot Veteran

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    Merlin Emrys
    Much appreciate your kind comments as always, Mike! Yes, we are indeed very fortunate to still have the good old get-up-and-go for these activities.
     
  8. Mike G

    Mike G FujiXspot Top Veteran Subscribing Member

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    No 3 as you say really does indicate the scale of the area, vast!
     
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  9. merlin

    merlin FujiXspot Veteran

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    Merlin Emrys
    You were the one who suggested including something in these photographs that would give a sense of scale. Thanks!
     
  10. Mike G

    Mike G FujiXspot Top Veteran Subscribing Member

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    Mike Gorman
    I did? :hmmm:
     
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  11. merlin

    merlin FujiXspot Veteran

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    Merlin Emrys
    Actually it was in reference to some of my huge boulder photographs.