In the summer I enjoy getting out on the water. If I don’t go swimming once or twice a week I become irritable and feel off. I have access to the Lake Champlain and love to get out there at sunset and sunrise to shoot or anytime really.
I’m asked how I get the lake shots I get and there is no real secret or technical trick. I have a PWC (Personal Water Craft) with a big water proof compartment. I also place my gear in a Pelican 1200 water proof floatable case. It fits right in the PWC compartment. If the PWC flips and the compartment does open, the case will float. Also if the PWC sinks and the camera/case stays in the compartment it should be safe up to a certain depth. However there is no protection to my camera while I’m shooting. The other thing is you have to have a steady hand because you are always moving. I guess timing is everything out there, to get a straight shot you have focus on the horizon.
The PWC is also easy to launch with one person. I can put it in an out of the water within a few minutes solo. Ease of putting a PWC in quickly helps you get the shot.
The best part about getting out on a lake or ocean is it also feels like a quick vacation from reality. A vacation filled with beautiful locations and skies that are forever changing. I never see the same sky twice out there and it never gets old.