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Annual
A
retired photographer recently complained to us that
fancy digital cameras have destroyed his profession by
making it too easy. But the process of choosing our favourite
photos of the year—and weeding out thousands of others taken
with equally good equipment—would warm the old curmudgeon’s
heart. What winning photographers have in common is not the
cameras they use but a rare combo of dedication, artistic vision
and time-on-the-water that produces consistently good
photos. Be it resolved that in the digital age, the fine
art of kayaking photography is alive and well.
Rick Matthews shot this on Granville Island
in Vancouver, British Columbia, with a Nikon D200 and
a 12–24 mm lens. “I noticed the great contrast between
brightly coloured boats and dark water. I climbed on
an abandoned dock and hung over the edge to get the
straight down angle and underexposed somewhat to hold
detail in the bright boats.”
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