Saturday, August 01, 2009

Take a Bow
or not
There is the bow sweep, the bow rudder, the bow press, the bow draw and the cross bow rudder; and I never get tired of doing any of them. After all, I love to paddle. In addition, I love photography and rue the fact that I don't have the mind set to take a good camera with a decent lens out onto the water. So, like most of us, I have an Optio or similar point and shoot and have recorded an endless number of bow shots.
Seated, as we are, inches above the water's surface, 99.9999999% of on-water blog shots show the bow of the photographer's boat (myself included).Shot after shot we see views of the Mediterranean Sea, Puget Sound and the Milwaukee River all desecrated by the presence of the bow of some kayak. Sometimes, to be sure, such a perspective helps frame the shot and gives it a sense of place. But, as Groucho Marx once said (in a totally different context), " I like my cigar, but I take it out once in a while."So, here I show you some of my over-the-bow-hall-of-shame-shots one more time with hopes of being more creative in the future. Get the point?

Paddle safe...
DS

5 comments:

steve said...

gotcha, from now on no more bows, except for signature purposes

suzette said...

those are some very nice pictures!

Silbs said...

Thank you both. Now: to bow or not to bow, that is the perspective.

JohnB said...

there's also the bow pry . . .

Silbs said...

Of course. Bow our heads and let us pry.