The Thrill of It All

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© Donald Garrett
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UploadedJune 6, 2009
TakenMay 10, 2009
MakeNikon Corporation
ModelNIKON D60
Exposure1/800 sec at f/5
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Focal Length220 mm
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These rafters are heading for the biggest rapid on the slalom course at the 1996 Olympics Whitewater Venue on the Ocoee River in SE Tenn.

63 responses

  • Susan Littlefield

    Susan Littlefield   gave props (6 Jun 2009):

    I don't see you in the raft!!!! Oh, you're probably in the one in front of this one, right? Great shot, Don.....yee haw!!!!

  • Judy Wanamaker

    Judy Wanamaker (Deleted) gave props (6 Jun 2009):

    Perfect entry! Their faces are glowing with eager anticipation. Another wonderful capture.

  • Warren ~Mangione~

    Warren ~Mangione~ gave props (6 Jun 2009):

    Good shot for Anticipation, Don. Nice shot with great focus. It must not have been easy to get this shot focused so well. Excellent job, Don!

  • Michael Ball

    Michael Ball gave props (6 Jun 2009):

    Perfect theme entry!! Awesome action shot! Do you know what class of rapids the river has most,3, 4 or 5?

  • Donald Garrett

    Donald Garrett   said (6 Jun 2009):

    It is a level 5!

  • Regenia Brabham

    Regenia Brabham (Deleted) gave props (6 Jun 2009):

    This is fantastic!! I love your POV. Perfect shot for this theme.

  • Loree McComb

    Loree McComb gave props (6 Jun 2009):

    How fun - I used to do the Snake River all the time

  • Suzanne McGeady

    Suzanne McGeady said (7 Jun 2009):

    Level 5 is a pretty big 'un! What a shot! Hope they made it!! Their faces say it all!

  • Donald Garrett

    Donald Garrett   said (7 Jun 2009):

    Looks like all 6 participants are "big 'uns" too!! I was wondering if they were going to make it through the rapids! :-)

  • Karen Foto Fiddler

    Karen Foto Fiddler (Deleted) gave props (7 Jun 2009):

    Looks like a lot of fun!

  • Steven Maguire

    Steven Maguire gave props (7 Jun 2009):

    Awesome action shot!!!!

  • Jüri Vissak

    Jüri Vissak gave props (8 Jun 2009):

    Beautiful composition and colours! Well done.

  • Andrea Petersen

    Andrea Petersen gave props (8 Jun 2009):

    Looks like a fun sport and a great one for the theme!

  • Charles

    Charles (Deleted) gave props (16 Oct 2009):

    Great action shot Don. The intense concentration on their faces is perfectly captured.

  • Dawn Duffield

    Dawn Duffield (Deleted) gave props (24 Nov 2009):

    Incredible capture!!!! Those expressions are priceless!!!

  • Saroj Swain

    Saroj Swain gave props (27 Jan 2011):

    Great fun and adventure too!!! Great shot and vote for you Don!!!

  • Judy and Wayne Wanamaker

    Judy and Wayne Wanamaker said (27 Jan 2011):

    BTV!

  • Steven Schutz

    Steven Schutz gave props (27 Jan 2011):

    Anticipation indeed.....Voted

  • Paul Bate

    Paul Bate (Deleted) gave props (27 Jan 2011):

    Great capture, voted

  • Regenia Brabham

    Regenia Brabham said (27 Jan 2011):

    I am back to vote for this one too!

  • Sonia Adam Murray

    Sonia Adam Murray   gave props (27 Jan 2011):

    You absolutely have my vote Don!

  • John Linton

    John Linton gave props (28 Jan 2011):

    Oh YEAH! Rad!

  • Andrea Petersen

    Andrea Petersen gave props (28 Jan 2011):

    Back to vote!

  • elfriede fulda

    elfriede fulda gave props (29 Jan 2011):

    My vote indeed,,!

  • Suzanne McGeady

    Suzanne McGeady said (30 Jan 2011):

    BTV on this great shot!

  • Carlo Pagan

    Carlo Pagan gave props (30 Jan 2011):

    Cool!! Voted

  • Debbie Smartt

    Debbie Smartt gave props (31 Jan 2011):

    Fun shot Don!

  • Deborah Downes

    Deborah Downes   gave props (2 Feb 2011):

    Can't believe I missed this excellent action shot. Reminds me of when I went white water rafting in Maine. Loved it!

  • Jüri Vissak

    Jüri Vissak gave props (3 Feb 2011):

    Got my vote.

  • Margan Zajdowicz

    Margan Zajdowicz   gave props (5 Feb 2011):

    Great shot! Voted!

  • Marios Savva

    Marios Savva gave props (8 Feb 2011):

    excellent shot. got my votte

  • Litz Go

    Litz Go gave props (8 Feb 2011):

    perfect theme entry, my vote!

  • Robin Perkins

    Robin Perkins gave props (8 Feb 2011):

    awesome entry, got my vote

  • Roxana Brivent-Barnes

    Roxana Brivent-Barnes   said (9 Feb 2011):

    Full of action, V!

  • MªTeresa Barreda Royo

    MªTeresa Barreda Royo gave props (12 Feb 2011):

    Great and excellent captured...!!!! mi voto

  • Massimo Bardelli

    Massimo Bardelli   gave props (15 Feb 2011):

    very cool well done! voted

  • david ong

    david ong gave props (18 Feb 2011):

    excellent in so many ways! Voted!

  • Iztok Urh

    Iztok Urh gave props (22 Feb 2011):

    Fantastic photo

  • Winky Vivas

    Winky Vivas (Deleted) said (22 Feb 2011):

    Don, this is an outstanding action shot, if I have ever seen one! I love how you captured the intensity of the moment. This is exceptionally well done. Got my Vote!

  • JamesHarmon McQuilkin

    JamesHarmon McQuilkin   gave props (22 Feb 2011):

    excellent telephoto action shot with very effective dof

  • Michael Ball

    Michael Ball gave props (26 Feb 2011):

    BTV!! Love it!

  • Soumen Seal

    Soumen Seal gave props (26 Feb 2011):

    nice capture!! voted!!

  • Linda Houghton

    Linda Houghton   gave props (28 Feb 2011):

    Oh Yeah - RAD

  • Debrah Leonard

    Debrah Leonard (Deleted) gave props (2 Mar 2011):

    voted.... I know the feeling.!

  • dawn duffield

    dawn duffield gave props (2 Mar 2011):

    Awesome capture, Don!!!!! Perfect entry for anticipation!!!! Their faces tell a story all their own!

  • Christopher J Chalk

    Christopher J Chalk gave props (2 Mar 2011):

    Great motion capture Don, would love to try this out in the bath-tub - :)......Voted!

  • Carl Kuntze

    Carl Kuntze gave props (4 Mar 2011):

    I don't really see the theme here, but it's an incredible action shot, voted for it, anyway.

  • Margan Zajdowicz

    Margan Zajdowicz   gave props (4 Mar 2011):

    Looks like they are having a great time! Great capture!

  • CJC

    CJC gave props (11 Mar 2011):

    I love the intensity

  • Yasmina Baggili

    Yasmina Baggili (Deleted) gave props (11 Mar 2011):

    excellent capture . My vote

  • Frank Summers

    Frank Summers   gave props (13 Mar 2011):

    Great Shot! Love rafting!

  • Maurie A

    Maurie A gave props (15 Mar 2011):

    back to vote!!

  • Zerina Phillip

    Zerina Phillip gave props (23 Mar 2011):

    Love it!! Voted

  • Sarah Springer

    Sarah Springer (Deleted) gave props (25 Mar 2011):

    Fantastic......voted......such excitement!

  • David de Verteuil

    David de Verteuil gave props (12 Apr 2011):

    Great action shot Donald!!

  • Mykola Swarnyk

    Mykola Swarnyk gave props (3 May 2011):

    Perfect shot! Especially because the participants cannot take a picture of themselves!

  • Lynda Jeffers

    Lynda Jeffers gave props (11 May 2011):

    Excellent..voted!

  • Ann Reece

    Ann Reece   gave props (16 May 2011):

    You get my vote for this fabulous capture, it is an excellent entry for the theme!!!

  • Ron LaFond

    Ron LaFond   gave props (26 May 2011):

    The POV is terrific. It looks like it ought to be a "Sports Illustrated" cover picture. "Yeah!" R

  • Alison May

    Alison May gave props (3 Jun 2011):

    Absolutely superb work, love it, got my vote :)

  • Ron Holiday Broomell

    Ron Holiday Broomell said (3 Jun 2011):

    Good one, Donald! Got my vote.. great action shot

  • Jacson Querubin

    Jacson Querubin said (7 Jun 2011):

    great capture Donald! very nice, great fun too!

  • Frank Summers

    Frank Summers   gave props (2 Feb 2013):

    Been in one of these rafts on the Youghiogheny River at Ohiopyle, PA... It is FUN FUN FUN

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