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Kayaking in the Evening

This evening turned out to be surprisingly uneventful for me so I took advantage of it and tossed a kayak on the roof of my truck, packed a drybag of camera gear and headed out to a local lake for a quick paddle.

The quick trip around the lake was such a relaxing and calming time.  There were some fishermen out on various small boats, but the lake was very quiet.  Most of the noise was simply the water lapping at the bow and the wind whistling over the water.  The cloudy skies hampered any chance of a nice sunset shot, but it all worked out in the end.

Focusing on the details

It’s the beginning of July and the temperature was hovering around 100 degrees today.  Leaving the centrally air conditioned house is getting tougher, as a wall of moist heat slams into you as you step out the front door.  I didn’t let this deter me from heading up to Ohiopyle to get some mountain biking and photography in.  The biking went as well as can be expected since it was my first time on the mountain this year.  I did some new trails, had a blast and didn’t seriously injure myself, so that’s a win.

Finishing that, I decided to hike around Ohiopyle and see if any shots jumped out to me.  Since it was midday at this point, the light was rather harsh and the humid air was hazing everything up.  So I decided to forgo the landscape type shot and focus on some details.  Namely, a group of kayakers going over the main falls.  I tried to really zoom in and freeze the action.  Here are some of my favorites.

Ohiopyle is such a fun place to visit, you just never know what you might see.