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Blog #42

Nikon D700, Tamron 28-75 f/2.8 @ 31mm 1/40 f/2.8 ISO 3200

   42 blog posts already. Life goes by fast and 2011 is rushing by in a blur of thousands of images and many good rivers with great friends.

    Long Canyon: It's uh, long. And hard, surprisingly so. This Rubicon tributary is obscure to say the least, and chock full of rapids. Apparently it would flow quite often if both forks weren't diverted by the massive "divert every minuscule watershed" policy of the Middle Fork American. Then again we wouldn't have wanted any more water. There was also a beautiful footbridge crossing the river a few miles in.  I can't find any info on the trail online, it's probably another trail in the American drainage abandoned by the USFS because they are too busy facilitating clear cut timber harvests.

Nikon D700, Tamron 28-75 f/2.8 @ 75mm 1/1000 f/4 ISO 1600

   Japan: May 10th to 26th. Don't expect any updates on here while I'm gone, but plenty when I get back. I've been looking forward to this trip. As strange as it may sound, it's nice to be doing a trip that's not work. This trip is self funded, so there is no pressure to produce anything. No backup camera and extra baggage. Just going to have a good time kayaking with friends, which is probably the healthiest environment to capture images in anyways.

Hopefully have a Long Canyon TR up before I go.

Nikon D700, Tamron 28-75 f/2.8 @ 28mm 1/1250 f/11 ISO 200