The Main Payette

This summer, my son got a job as a river guide for Cascade Raft and Kayak.  He basically lives out of his tent at the company campground and has the Boise National Forest as his playground.  This past weekend, he took his sister and a friend for a trip down the Main Payette.  So decided to drive up to Banks to document the historical event.  I bopped from rapid to rapid, driving like a crazed mother and obsessed photographer to get the next location before the raft did.  Here are a few shots from my endeavor..  Couldn't be prouder of my boy!!

CONFESSION: I was so excited that I ended up messing up the white balance setting on my camera and most of the photos turned out with a blue color cast.  Thank god for Lightroom!

Out of Focus -- back in five minutes!

Over the Labor Day weekend, I sojourned at a friend's cabin in Cascade, Idaho.  I had big plans to do some long exposure photography of the night sky as there is NO light pollution and the moon was no where in sight.

Well, I blew it!  I made a fundamental mistake.  Cameras don't focus without light.  DUH!  And, manual focus doesn't work either cause ya can't see a darn thing at 1:30am.

NOTE TO SELF: Focus the shot before it gets dark, dummy!!

OOF Milkyway over Cascade Lake, Idaho

OOF Milkyway over Cascade Lake, Idaho