Anyway I am still plowing through my lake pictures because as usual, I took far too many. It's hard not to keep shooting when the kids look like they are having an absolute blast. Plus as I said to my husband when my daughter and then later my niece took a spill and I captured it, that's why you keep shooting. With something like this, you never know when the decisive moment will be so it is better to be prepared. And the way that I stay prepared and keep paying attention is to keep shooting. It was so funny too, a couple of people thanked me for taking pictures of all the kids. I acknowledged the thanks but didn't tell them that I had an absolute blast. Since 2 straight hours of hanging off the end of a boat taking pictures is probably not everyone's idea of fun, I figured that if I said that they would think I was sarcastic or kidding or worse, crazy. You know, my sister-in-law nailed it the other day when we were talking about professional photographers and she said, "Some shoot to live and some live to shoot." Perfect description (I definitely fall into the latter category).
This is my niece flipping over onto my daughter. My daughter also ended up flipping but I had stopped shooting to give the boat's captain a head's up that we lost someone. By the way, yesterday was this niece's 13th birthday. I would like to wish her a very happy belated birthday. Welcome to teenhood, go easy on your mom, okay?