This was a fun day.
A friend and I went to a swimming hole in Bristol, Vermont to shoot photos.
We weren’t there long before we met the guys who make the Gooner Longboards videos like this one.
Lots of jumping, splashing and hooting. The director Chris Magoon was shooting images of his buddies jumping off the cliffs using a series of devices he created to extend the camera’s reach and slide along with the action.
He is a young engineer, very creative and serious about capturing the action in a cinema-graphic way. Nice work.
I was told that once you hit the water, you need to get to the sides quickly as the underwater current pulls you towards the waterfall. Not what you might expect. Beware.
I took plenty of photographs that will be studies for a future oil painting. I took images of leapers, kids standing there waiting to jump, splashers, screamers, swimmers and everyone having fun on the boulders. And one day soon, I will draw these images on a canvas and compose a painting. I will keep you posted.
Today was a very good day.