Since my last encounter with a kayaker, he told me that a lot of kayakers train at Bate Island on the Ottawa River. With the spring season being on full throttle, the flow of the river is ideal for kayakers. Knowing Bates Island, it’s really easy to get there and find a good spot to take some photos of those hydro daredevils in action. I was right, they were just a few feet from me. The water conditions were so good (from my point of view) that they were literally lining up to take their turn in the waves created by the river.
I think that for photos like that you really need to zoom in on the subject as he/she becomes the center of attention. They were taken with my Nikon 70-300 mm, ISO 400 with a speed shutter of 1/500 s, I really wanted to “freeze” the moment with no blurred effect.
She was the youngest kayaker that day, in her early teens, but she was paddling like a tigress fighting for her cubs
yes he was upside down
He popped out of the water like a missile launched from a submarine