Rowing for Gold II by Joseph T. Meirose IV

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So, a few weeks ago I was spending a great deal of time out on the water in the early morning, shooting from a handmade wood rowboat (read: very expensive rowboat). It was the finest rowboat I have ever seen. Not that I have a lot of experience w/ rowboats, but…well, anyway, back on point…so for 3 mornings, I would rise at 4am, slip into the dead calm water, and poke around the inlets and back channels of Grindstone Island in the 1000 Islands region of upstate NY. Not having a lot of experiences rowing, stay on point Joe, it was very hard for me to line myself up so the boat was not in the frame of my shot. Sounds easy enough, and maybe for most it is a mindless task, but I just had a hard time.

After many, many frames and futile maneuvering attempts, I succumbed to the boat and decided to purposely use it in the frame. This was one of those shots. Fittingly it started raining, just as the sun (and bugs) woke up. ;)

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  • David Davies
    David Daviesabout 2 years ago

    Gorgeous colour, Joe!

  • swaby
    swabyabout 2 years ago

    Gorgeous colors and capture Joe!

  • Judi Rustage
    Judi Rustageabout 2 years ago

    Wonderful capture. I love the way you have centered the suns rays. Great work Joe :)

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    lorileealmost 2 years ago


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