- This event has passed.
White-Water Kayaking Photo Meet-Up
March 17 @ 1:30 pm - 5:00 pm
This event is now officially a go.
The Department of Conservation and Natural Resources has scheduled a water release from Lake Nokamixon into Tohickon Creek the 3rd weekend in March. The several millions of gallons of water creates white-water conditions at Ralph Stover State Park with Class 3 and 4 rapids. This draws skilled kayakers, canoeists and occasional rafters from throughout the Northeast who travel approximately four miles along the creek to it’s junction with the Delaware River at Point Pleasant.
What to Wear:
- This is an outdoor event so dress for the conditions. There is a wide, paved trail from the parking lot to the creek, so it is a relatively easy walk to the site (the return trip will be uphill). If you want to photograph from the stream bank, wear waterproof hiking boots.
- Shutter Speed: The subject speed will change from stationary to moving quickly through rapids, so shutter priority is your friend. A shutter speed between 1/500th and 1/1000th of a second will freeze the subject. You could try slowing the shutter and getting some panning shots. If it is a cloudy day, adjust the ISO to achieve the desired shutter speeds.
- Focus Tracking: How will your camera track focus for a moving object?
- Shutter Control: Consider using burst mode for shutter control.
- Focal Length: If you stay on the paved path, bring a long lens (200mm or longer). If you go to the stream bank, a wide angle to medium zoom is very effective (16mm-100mm).
- This meet-up is pending confirmation that the DCNR will release the water on these dates as planned.
- You must register for the event to be assured of receiving updates.
- This event is Weather Permitting.
- Sunday March 18th is the backup rain date.