I was vacationing with my family in Bear Lake when I saw the email on my iPhone about this week’s WordPress Weekly Photo Challenge. I went through my camera bag to survey my equipment and made a game plan for Saturday to capture movement.
GoPro? Check. Waterproof case? Check. Boat? Check. Tube? Check.
Let the photography adventure begin.
Once we got the troubled boat out of the harbor (long story), we loaded it up with life jackets and family (ages 3 to 65) and headed out on the water. When it was my turn to get into the tube, I grabbed my GoPro and jumped in. My sister got in the other tube and off we went.
I originally set my GoPro on video, but once my sister fell off, I switched over to a photo every 0.5 seconds and the boat floored it. My goal, as weird as it sounds, was to get a cool “biffing” shot, and so I was pretty excited when I went through my photos at the end of the day and found this photo mixed amidst a ton of other ones only half as cool.
I found some other outtakes from the day’s events and shared them on my Facebook page. Check em out!
12 Replies to “Weekly Photo Challenge: Movement”
Wow – that is quite a shot – very cool!
Thank you. It gave my colleagues a chuckle when they saw it, and I think I laughed, too, when I saw how it turned out. Glad you liked it.
Very innovative! Really like the effect through the water.
Thanks. What’s funny is the shot taken 0.5 seconds before and 0.5 seconds after are underwater, meaning I was lucky to get this shot at the right window. Sometimes I think photography is luck, and this is one example of it. 🙂
Ouch, did that hurt?!
No. I had water in my ear for a few hours afterwards, but it could have been from the multiple biffs in the water from either tubing or wakeboarding. 🙂
that is awesome… when I read the blurb on word press I was curious how you took the shot while tubing… very cool!
Thanks. I’m a big fan of my GoPro and find myself using almost more than my Canon 60D. A great versatile camera.
Well it takes great shots.
I like it! Looks like a very fun camera!
It is. I’ve captured a ton of video and photos with it!