Yesterday I lucked into getting off work just in time to get a phone call from Christian informing me that a boat had wrapped around a rock at one of the spots I regularly shoot. The ordeal lasted over three hours and involved several different plans and attempts at pulling the raft from its firmly secured spot around the rock. No one was harmed and the guests in the initial raft were able to switch into another raft and finish their trip nearly uninterrupted. I think when all was said and done, I counted a total of at least 12 guides actively involved in the rescue of the boat.
I promise I haven't fallen off the photography bandwagon. In fact, I've been photographing more than ever on my own free time and for my job this summer. As mentioned in my last post, my recent co-ownership of the Campbulance is a big part of my days with all the work we've been trying to get done with the conversion. Most of my personal photography lately involves documenting the process for our update posts. As for my job, I'm a whitewater photographer for one of the local rafting companies, which means I spend a large portion of my days hanging out on the side of a river watching and waiting for rafts to come paddling down towards me with my camera at the ready.
I love my job. Not only to I get to be outside for the majority of my day, but I'm doing it with a camera in my hands, which is something that has only been true since I moved to Colorado. Never did I imagine I'd find a way to make photography my full-time gig by moving here for a seasonal winter job, but low and behold, things have finally started working out for that to be the case.
Below are a few of my favorite shots from the season so far.
The mountain closes in three days, and with its close comes anticipation for the next set of seasonal adventures. Rafting is obviously at the top of this list and we decided to go back and run the Shoshone part of the Colorado again. This week, the water levels had just about doubled from last week, lending itself to a far more exciting paddling experience and even better photos than last time. For that reason, I ran the river once in the raft with my buddy Bjorn while my boyfriend Christian and friend Wolk tried it out in a kayak. During the second run, I chose to walk the length of the rapids to grab some photos of the boys rafting it together.
One of these days I should teach them to take photos so I can get a few of myself out there.