I keep a bucket list of photos. Photos that I really want to photograph in the worst way. Photos that I think about at night. And this was one of them.
In casual conversation I heard about how Julie’s two dogs ride on the kayak with her and I knew I had to have a chance to photograph them. Julie paddled back and forth, up and down the Willamette river while I tried to get my best angle against the setting sun. I even waded out into the river waist deep.
I can’t even begin to tell you how much fun I had.
The next day was a bonus round. We went back without the camera and Karen and I manned our own kayaks. Neither of us had ever been in a kayak before. It was so much fun.
I had to drive by the river today to get to another photo shoot and I really longed to paddling like crazy again.
I’ve come to the conclusion that kayaking is a lot like really good sushi. You enjoy it so much at the time, but you crave it like mad for the following days.