Natural landscapes: Paddling the Ottawa River


I was photographing this river, which serves as the border between the Canadian provinces of Ontario and Quebec, when the unexpected bonus of these canoeists opened the gates for several unplanned compositions. One of the things I especially like about this scene is the action of the front canoeist. The implied action of stroking the paddle in the water adds a nice touch to the picture.
The only thing marring this photograph was a blank white sky. So I replaced it with what I hope is something more interesting, yet realistic to the scene. What do you think? Nikon D90, tripod, probably a polarizer.

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