One of the major hazards on the Whanganui River is the Autapu Rapid, at its worst when the river is low. A relatively short rapid, often regarded as a 'fun' rapid, it has pressure waves up to two metres in height which can cause havoc if one's canoe is not dead centre. This particular day, of the ten canoes in our group only three came through unscathed. I went through ahead of the main group to take photos from an exposed shingle bank. The Whanganui River is New Zealand's third longest river & a section through the gorges is a very popular three to four day canoe with picturesque campsites along the river bank.
This photo, taken on Kodak negative film, is from my archives & was taken in 1997. Scanned and digitised.
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jhm (134540) 2013-07-27 0:28
You was very close by these man in very difficult situations.
You can see that an old picture remains his value retain.
This really a wonderful moment image with the in man in hazard.
Splendid composition, excellent captured, TFS.
Have a nice weekend,
mcmtanyel (10121) 2013-07-27 8:22
Thank you for your kind comments. I see lots of nice thumbnails in your gallery. I chose this photo because I thought you might want opinion on your most recent upload first.
I love scanned analog photos, especially if the scanning and the original photo are good. You hit the nail on the head on both of those points. The timing is just right, good reflexes! I am hoping that no one was seriously injured. I like your composition as well.