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© Richard Calmes
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UploadedAugust 6, 2010
TakenOctober 18, 2009
ModelCanon EOS-1Ds Mark III
Exposure1/800 sec at f/6.3
FlashNo Flash
Focal Length70 mm
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It was 32 degrees and there was a wonderful fog rising from this mountain lake. I sent Anne to a nearby house to change while I secured the canoe to a small dock. Anne returned in this beautiful tutu and I asked her to step into the canoe as I held it steady. I pushed her away from the dock as the sun was beginning to burn away the fog. She paddled into position and crawled from the back of the canoe to the center.

She steadied herself...and the boat...and started to rise....the canoe tipped and she quickly dropped to her knees. I suddenly wondered if she could swim! She gathered her nerves and began to stand again...the canoe was wobbling and then 12 years of training took over as she carefully balanced and created this beautiful arabesque!

22 responses

  • Arthur Peuckert

    Arthur Peuckert said (6 Aug 2010):

    Fantastic capture!

  • timothy wombold

    timothy wombold gave props (6 Aug 2010):

    Fabulous indeed! Absolutely a stunning photo!

  • Art Lover

    Art Lover gave props (6 Aug 2010):

    Beautiful... Simply put... Beautiful

  • stefan källander

    stefan källander (Deleted) gave props (6 Aug 2010):

    great work+++++

  • Min Chai Liu

    Min Chai Liu gave props (6 Aug 2010):

    Fantastic work.. and kudos to Anne too

  • TTullos

    TTullos said (7 Aug 2010):

    wow. and wtg to Anne as well.

  • Shirley Valencia

    Shirley Valencia   said (7 Aug 2010):

    Another GREAT image. I LOVE your work............................

  • Gail Parker

    Gail Parker gave props (10 Aug 2010):


  • Becca Bornstein

    Becca Bornstein (Deleted) gave props (18 Aug 2010):

    Absolutely magnificent!

  • Andrew Lorimer

    Andrew Lorimer (Deleted) gave props (7 Sep 2010):

    Beautiful well done !!!

  • Dan Richards

    Dan Richards (Deleted) gave props (7 Sep 2010):

    Wonderfully beautiful!

  • Lacy Wittenburg

    Lacy Wittenburg gave props (9 Sep 2010):

    This is beautiful... when looking at it, you can really see the gentle waves moving, the boat gliding across the smooth water.

  • Sarah Springer

    Sarah Springer (Deleted) gave props (11 Sep 2010):

    Amazing- such incredible beauty and poise! The lighting and comp are spot on.

  • Claire Crocker

    Claire Crocker gave props (11 Sep 2010):

    Just amazing!

  • Antonio Vargas

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    MARCO MEYO   gave props (11 Sep 2010):

    Beautiful Shot!.......dramatic.. colors... what a Kick A$$$ image!!

  • Fernando Villalobos

    Fernando Villalobos said (9 Oct 2010):

    Magnificent image, love it. Continue with your fantastic work. f

  • Bianca Stewart

    Bianca Stewart (Deleted) gave props (23 Oct 2010):

    A stunning photograph, Richard. I love everything about it.

  • Monte Arnold

    Monte Arnold gave props (24 Jan 2011):

    Stunning. a beautiful image.

  • Simona Ranieri

    Simona Ranieri gave props (20 Sep 2011):

    Excellent image. Well composed, very colorful and full of emotion!

  • Anita Brcs

    Anita Brcs gave props (22 Feb 2013):

    Excellent image1

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