Raquette Lake Rendezvous

Every year, the men in the family (cue Tim Allen-esque Home Improvement style grunts) depart from their women and the rigmarole of daily lives to embark on a quest to re-connect with nature.  We build fire, we eat man food, we emit bodily sounds not allowed in most social circles, tell jokes that are decidedly not PC or appropriate for most audiences and all sorts of other debauchery.

This year I had the chance to attend (I missed a few years due to work), and with a new generation of men-in-training to initiate, it was quite the sojurn!  We also dealt with survival skills in the wild – land navigation/compass courses, intentionally over-turning canoes and kayaks to recover, and all sorts of hair-raising experiences for the single-digit aged crowd.  They learned quite a bit!

In all the ruckus, I did manage to sneak my SLR into the forest for what I anticipated to be some possible chances at some nice scenery.  I was not disappointed…here’s a few sample shots from said trip:

In addition to spending some good quality time with family, some “man-bonding” and such, a few decent shots came out of the trip too!  Plus, with my packing list, and preparations for keeping everything dry, as well as some other trip-specific details, a few posts worth of content will likely be coming down the road later this week too!

In the meantime, don’t forget to set your alerts for the first free webinar that Kerry Garrison and I are hosting tomorrow night from our joint venture with Lightroom Dudes.  That starts tomorrow at 6:30pm Pacific, 7:30pm Mountain, and 9:30pm Eastern(More are coming after that for only $20 a session…)  The Denver workshop is also fast approaching , and there are still seats available.  You can register for only $79 here:  Add to Cart

Hope you enjoy the pics, and we’ll see you back here again tomorrow!

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3 comments for “Raquette Lake Rendezvous

  1. Michael Petersheim
    August 18, 2010 at 5:34 am

    Hey, I just received in the mail my copy of Taking Stock, the microstock photography book by Rob Sylvan that you gave away to myself and two other comment contest winners last month, so I’m guessing it’ll be hitting stores soon! I haven’t had a chance to read much of it yet, but even just browsing through it, it looks like the kind of book that’s worth buying; thanks again!

  2. August 19, 2010 at 5:32 am

    I know this is not the correct spot for this but I can’t find your email address on your site. Did you change something about the site because now accessing your site from my ipad or iphone, it brings me to some mippin.com site. I’ve tried from more then one location. This doesn’t happen on my computer. Just thought you would like to know.

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