Every photograph has a story often kept secret between the photographer and its camera. I am not referring to the message or story that the photograph tells, but the story of how the shot was made, the struggle and the bliss of coming back home with something worth sharing.
Every Thursday I will be digging through my archives to share some of my favorite photos, along with a behind the scenes story.
Kayaking the Dillon Reservoir:
I heard of a small island in the middle of Lake Dillon in Frisco, Colorado which is a restricted preserve for bald eagles.
So, I rented a kayak and went straight there, found the eagles and spent a few hours taking photos.
Next thing I know a nasty storm rolls in, and the wind picks up. The guys from the marina even sent a rescue boat out for me, which I refused to take. I mean, choppy waters and a kayak? that sounds like a lot of fun! Fast forward 2 hours and I’m back at the marina, completely wet and half frozen.
While drying all my camera gear I met the marina manager; I mentioned that I had been looking to get a kayak to shoot the sunrise from the lake, he quickly volunteered to open the marina and get me a yak early the next day. Not only that, but I ended up going on a little assignment for the town’s marina.