While the title of this thread may describe my attempt on this shot, it is actually the name of this rapid. It is one of the most notorious rapids on Richland Creek in Arkansas, USofA. It is a Class IV+/V rapid when the river is runnable, depending on the water levels, and it can have dire consequences if you blow your line running it. There are three numbered “doors” at the entry to this rapid and we are looking at Door #3. These doors are slots between house sized boulders which must be maneuvered before you even get to the “meat’ of the rapid.
This was taken at low (unrunnable) water levels and that is the only time you can get into it by foot without a kayak (Oops! Did I spell “kayak" backwards again?) It takes two creek crossings over two different whitewater creeks to get to it. Not a good time to lose your footing with a pack full of camera gear on your back!
I would have liked to get a lower POV and maybe get a rock or something in the foreground for this, but getting down much lower was a crap-shoot at best. Sometimes discretion is the better part of valor when you are in the backcountry!
All the Best,
Camera: Canon EOS 50D
Lens: 17-50mm f/2.7
Shot at 50 mm
Exposure: Manual exposure, 1/4 sec, f/22, ISO 100
Flash: Off, Did not fire
Color Underwear Worn While Shooting:
As always, I am open to suggestion if anyone would care to!