Welcome to the boatingbeta.com photo page, home to kayaking,
canoeing, and nature photography by Chris Bell and friends. All images
linked to this page are personal copyrighted property and are fully protected
by US and international copyright law. The images may not be reproduced,
copied, projected, used or altered in any way, in whole or in part, without
express written permission from the copyright holder.
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Many of the photos linked to this page were taken
between 1993 and 1996 with a Pentax WR-90 and slide film pushed 2/3rd's of
a stop (i.e., intentionally overexposed to compensate for all the white of
the water). My home river is not a happy environment for a camera,
however, and the WR-90 is no longer with us. The few photos
featuring newer boats were taken with a Nikon N-70 in less challenging
conditions. Pulling these photos together has gotten me excited
about paddling photography again. I recently purchased a Canon S-50
with a waterproof housing and anticipate adding many images to the archive
in the coming years.
For an excellent discussion of paddling photography and equipment,
To meet the guru himself on web design, web communities and all else
that is good in the world, visit Philip
Greenspun's homepage and the photography web community he created, photo.net.
And last but not least, there's some pretty nice stuff on the page put
together by this auto body repair guy that used to come to my high school
to give talks on his new hobby: Mountain
Light. I gave a copy of this
photo to my wife for Christmas back when his studio was still in my