Yesterday was the shortest day of the year and my toes are still numb from this morning’s surf session, yep winter is definitely with us now then, and photography assignments have finally slowed down enough to let me catch up on a bit of well overdue photo blogging.
This one is from a few weeks ago at Newtown Creek on the Isle of Wight, where I went for a paddle into the wild blue yonder with Charlie Cripwell of the Freshwater Bay Paddleboard company. We were testing out his brand new 2017 iVenture inflatable touring SUP’s and although I always prefer a bit of wave action when i’m on any form of board, I have to say they were fantastic and the little expedition up the creek was a lot of fun.
It was a fabulous looking morning, deceptively so, because we did actually have to crack the ice on the river when we paddled out on what was the coldest day of the year.
To my untrained eye, the wildlife at Newtown seemed to consist mainly of geese, but we did also see some honey-mooning newly-weds on a tandem, an exotic looking Junk-rig yacht and a couple of friendly kayakers.
All photos* shot with the 24-105mm Canon L lens on a Canon 6D camera inside a Dicapac waterproof housing. Click on any image to start the slideshow where you can view the exif details on each photo.
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