Cooling off on a hot summer day during a fishing trip in Quebec, Canada. The trees in the upper right corner and behind the swimmer is where our camp was located. An island on a big lake in the middle of nowhere. You couldn’t ask for more.

Quebec, Canada

Circa 2003

A photographer who was born in a coal chute; to a mother who was literally squatting over it, in rural West Virginia. He managed to stave off black lung while splitting firewood in the backwoods of Kentucky for a four fingered accountant and Veteran of WWII. After dodging improvised explosive devices and periodic mortar/small arms fire in a far away land; he now whiles away his time digging in the Colorado dirt, occasionally finding the strength to raise his lazy hand to snap a picture or two.

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  • Ann Rodriquez
    Ann Rodriquezover 6 years ago

    What a fun picture! The water color is really interesting. With a straightened horizon, this would be even better!

  • Thanks Ann. I have tried straightening it and it looses something, but thanks for the advice.

    – Christopher Barker

  • Ann Rodriquez
    Ann Rodriquezover 6 years ago

    Oh. Maybe HIS HEAD! Maybe that’s what it loses? lol I just realized that it would be REALLY TOUGH to straighten this! Well, at any rate, it’s still one of those ‘great fun’ pictures! : )

  • Nanmarie
    Nanmarieover 6 years ago

    This is beautiful.

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