A summer road trip west with friends, over to Osoyoos, BC, presented a new photo opportunity for me. Dale and Wanda kindly gave us a berth on their boat and the chance to shoot some shots from the stern. The Malibu Response did a nice rate of knots and a plyboard gizmo installed on the stern (a swell wake surf creator) generated bigger waves. All the more fun for our daughters to spice up their pre-season hockey training with some work-outs on the water.
First, there was short-board surfing. Then, after a quick return to shore, we got going again, towing a large red, white and black tube specially designed for this watersport, complete with a platform to lie on and handles to grip. They turned out pretty useful at the speeds we pushed heading south, momentarily crossing the US border, then back over to home Canadian water.
The wider-shots were taken with a Canon 16-35mm f2.8 lens and the close-ups with a Canon 70-200mm f 2.8 lens at as high a speed as I could push to take care of all the banging around at the back (stern, sorry mariners!).
If you like this photo then please take a look at some of the others around Osoyoos Lake in my gallery at J. Ashley Nixon Communications.
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