Tuesday, August 3, 2010

Rebecca Lawrence-Shenandoah Aug 2, 2010

I had the opportunity to work with Rebecca again yesterday.  We headed out toward the Shenandoah river, without an actual location picked, hoping to come across a good spot.  After spending over an hour driving along the roads that parallel the river, finding nothing but "no trespassing" signs, we finally found an empty public boat landing.

 This spot was great for about 10 minutes until a vanload of canoers showed up and "caught" us.  I'm sure it was more of a thrill for the group than it was for us, because it meant that we had to try to find another location.  Fortunately it only took us about 5 minutes heading upriver to find another good spot. 

Oh Shenandoah, I long to see you.  Away, you rolling river......

OK, is everybody singing along?  Anyway, we've had a dry hot summer around here, so the river is fairly tranquil.  About 100 yards above this tranquil spot, was a small "rapids," so we moved upriver again.  When we got there, Rebecca asked where I wanted her to set up, and of course the answer was "on the big rock in the middle of the rapid."  Even though the river is down, getting out to the exposed rock through the current, over the moss-covered rocks,without falling in or dropping the camera, was challenging, but getting her there was well worth the effort.


Getting her out was equally tricky, but she was willing to brave the current and pose in the middle of the river one more time for the sake of our art.

Another beautiful job done by Rebecca!  Hope you enjoy.  If  you would like to support your friendly neighborhood photographer by purchasing prints of any of this series, please contact me.  As always, these images are copyrighted and may not be used without my permission.