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    Hermit Rapids, Grand Canyon

    Despite being a member for a year, this is my first image post. I had lost interest in photography over the past few months, and after McQs gentle prodding, I've reviewing my albums to rekindle my interest. So, here's my debut with a shot from October 2007.

    Some people believe the photo should speak for itself. I am in the camp that the photo is just an excuse to tell a story. My wife and I took a 16 day rafting trip through the Grand Canyon--no phone, no electricity, no motors. I asked to be placed on shore while the group ran Hermit Rapid, one of the few rapids that caused the river guides to sweat just thinking about it. This cropped shot from my Oly E500 at 176mm eqv. shows the intense concentration on the face of our fearless trip leader, but as he was so good at his job, the passenger is displaying nothing but pure joy.

    And yes, the river really was that muddy. We had to filter our drinking water everyday, and that was quite a chore.

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    Re: Hermit Rapids, Grand Canyon

    Great capture, not sure I'd have wanted to risk my camera in those waters!

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    Re: Hermit Rapids, Grand Canyon

    Quote Originally Posted by SRH View Post
    My wife and I took a 16 day rafting trip through the Grand Canyon--no phone, no electricity, no motors.
    Good heavens - how on earth did you get your eMails? How did you log on to the net? How could people get hold of you?

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    Re: Hermit Rapids, Grand Canyon

    great experience, great photo!!

    You are on the right lines concentrating on living life to the full and recording it with camera 2nd - you find this gradually reversing once OLD AGE takes over

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    Re: Hermit Rapids, Grand Canyon

    Capturing the concentration on the face of the leader with all that muddy water raging around does, in itself, make this a superb image. Movement, vibrancy and excitement in abundance.

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    Re: Hermit Rapids, Grand Canyon

    What can I say; brilliant picture?
    Seems inadequate.

    Well done

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    Nice moment/shot ... Looks like you are in a chocolate pool

    ~Ajith

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    Re: Hermit Rapids, Grand Canyon

    Thanks, Ajith. One of the missing ingredients in life while in the Canyon was our latte fix. I can tell you that we considered drinking the river straight.

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    Re: Hermit Rapids, Grand Canyon

    Thanks Mossy. When I considered the full cost of the trip, and the effort to arrange the time away from work, I figured that, in the end, it was only a camera. Besides, the worst thing that could happen was that I would have to go camera shopping at the end!

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    Re: Hermit Rapids, Grand Canyon

    Thanks, everyone. I'm quite proud of that shot, myself.

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    Re: Hermit Rapids, Grand Canyon

    Great shot of the thrill of the moment!

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    Re: Hermit Rapids, Grand Canyon

    I'm a little late, but I love your pic.

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