Surfing at the Depot

Bryan D. Spellman

Plains, United States

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You can no longer catch a train at the Milwaukee Depot (The Chicago, Milwaukee, St. Paul and Pacific Railway ceased western operations in 1980) in downtown Missoula, Montana, USA, but you can catch a wave, thanks to some stream-bed engineering in the Clark Fork River that flows through the center of town. The spot, known as Brennan’s Wave, has been specifically engineered to provide a recreational spot for kayakers and surfers who throng to the river, even when the Spring runoff leaves the water high and muddy. Brennan’s Wave was host to the 2010 U.S.Freestyle Kayaking Championships which brought 200 competitors and some 5,000 spectators to Missoula. The Depot was built in 1910 and added to the National Register of Historic Places in 1982. Today it is owned by the Boone and Crockett Club which uses it as the conservation group’s national headquarters.

Taken May 8th, 2017 in Missoula, Montana, USA.

Nikon D7100 DSLR, Nikkor 16-85 mm lens set at 42 mm. ISO 100, f /16, 1/20th second. Shot in RAW format, finished in Photoshop CC2015 with a Nik HDR Efex Pro 2 filter (balanced look).

Featured in the group A Place to Call Home, May 11th, 2017.
Featured in the group Nautical—Waves of Joy, May 12th, 2017.

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