Alan on the Side

I had to laugh after writing about yesterday’s paddling trip on Saluda Lake. My lead photo was a shot of Alan Russell, out in front and slightly off to the right…

Alan at Lake Saluda

It occurred to me that I LOTS of shots of Alan like this. Here’s one from a trip up to Lake Jocassee…

Dramatic Jocassee

…and one from a trip to Lake Marion…

Alan at Low Falls

For paddling shots I like to establish context, and that means including shots of my fellow paddlers, and not just the scenery. Using the Rule of Thirds, the paddler is offset to one side. I paddle more with Alan than anyone else, so he is more likely to be in the shot. I guess since I’m right-handed, I tend to place him on that side. Here are a few more examples… Continue reading “Alan on the Side”

Saluda Lake on a Fall Saturday

Alan at Lake Saluda

It seems like it has been ages since I’ve been out on the water. When Alan suggested a quick paddling trip for today, I jumped at the chance. His daughter, Caitlin, and her boyfriend, Ben, were in town while Furman is on fall break, so we were looking for a quick trip somewhere close by. Saluda Lake fit that bill nicely.

There are two public access points for Saluda Lake. Saluda Landing is on the Greenville side, and is a privately owned boat ramp and marina. On the Pickens side there is a relatively new public park. The last time we were there, Saluda Landing charged us $3 per boat to launch, whereas the Pickens park charged $3 per car parking fee. So, the question was, is it worth $6 for the convenience to Furman and a launch closer to where we wanted to paddle? We decided it was, and agreed to meet at Saluda Landing. However…

Saluda Landing Fees
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