Monday, February 23, 2009

Winter Feathers

I took this photo yesterday while on a snowmobile tour between Buchans and Howley. This partridge was out having a snack on some tree buds. I was about 30ft away, using a 300mm lens. He totally ignored me and kept on eating. It was amazing how camoflauged he was with his snow white feathers.

While on the tour I got to take a peek at Grand Lake and Red Indian Lake for the first time, two of Newfoundlands larger lakes. Grand lake is the largest on the Island, something like 160kms long, if I'm not mistaken. I smell a summer paddling trip.

Rock over London, Rock on Chicago.

Thursday, February 19, 2009

Pool Practice

This past tuesday I was finally able to make it to a pool session at the Aquarena. It was great to practice rolling, rescues, etc. in a warm water environment. Watching some of the other paddlers doing hand rolls made me realize how very little I know about this sport, and how much I have to learn.

For fun, I took my Hero waterproof camera, and set the timer to take pictures during some rolls. Below are some of the funny results.

Rock over London, Rock on Chicago