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Knik River, Alaska
« on: August 22, 2017, 04:21:38 PM »
My daughter's friend has a drone, he offered to take some video. I've been wanting to try this short run from Eklutna Tailrace (I visited it last December https://www.standupzone.com/forum/index.php/topic,31342.msg345553.html#msg345553 - if photobucket will let you look...) to Knik River Bridge, where the highway crosses this silty, cold water. BTW -- I have seen Beluga Whales under this bridge once - I was sort of hoping they would show up for me paddling...long shot...

SO I put in up near the Tailrace, where Eklutna Lake pours thru a 6 foot tunnel thru the mountain, driving a power plant.

The Drone shot taken at the end shows where I started - right at the bend in the river with white buildings nearby.

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Re: Knik River, Alaska
« Reply #1 on: August 22, 2017, 04:24:32 PM »
Pics from down on the water - hat GoPro mount

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Re: Knik River, Alaska
« Reply #2 on: August 22, 2017, 04:27:37 PM »
It's REALLY shallow in spots - this is a river full of glacier flour. What looks like a ripple from the water is a sandbar clearly visible overhead. Folding fin a good idea.

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Re: Knik River, Alaska
« Reply #3 on: August 22, 2017, 04:29:09 PM »
Goal in sight - first a railroad, then highway crossing.

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Re: Knik River, Alaska
« Reply #4 on: August 22, 2017, 04:31:55 PM »
More overhead shots on my Blue Planet - still going strong Robert :D

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Re: Knik River, Alaska
« Reply #5 on: August 22, 2017, 04:35:01 PM »
The drone started to lose contact here and flew home after these shots

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Re: Knik River, Alaska
« Reply #6 on: August 22, 2017, 04:38:45 PM »
Some very nice photos of your session. I do remember those winter time photos too.

Thanks for taking the time and effort to share these warm weather session photos with us.
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Re: Knik River, Alaska
« Reply #7 on: August 22, 2017, 04:39:13 PM »
The water does weird stuff to the fin, pulls you all around. I found that a fast pace minimized this. The red inflatable kayak had a older couple who came over to ask me how I did - the whirls were spinning them 180/360 sometimes - but I was going a lot faster.

Hope you enjoyed the trip - I loved this one.

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Re: Knik River, Alaska
« Reply #8 on: August 22, 2017, 05:32:49 PM »
Gods country Mud. Living good:)

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Re: Knik River, Alaska
« Reply #9 on: August 22, 2017, 08:08:05 PM »
The long road into solitude.... very cool drone shots!

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Re: Knik River, Alaska
« Reply #10 on: August 22, 2017, 09:02:13 PM »
Thanks Sup, TallDude, Night Wing :D

My daughter promises an edited video later too - should be cool! The drone ( I think a Dj mavic? Folds up to the size of a set of binoculars in it's case) takes really clear video - those are just screen captures and I had to size them down a lot.


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Re: Knik River, Alaska
« Reply #11 on: August 23, 2017, 04:58:41 AM »
Beautiful photos.  Love your posts, you paddle in a beautiful part of the world.
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Re: Knik River, Alaska - new video
« Reply #12 on: January 01, 2018, 09:05:14 PM »
My daughter hasn't come through with that video yet - so I gave it a shot. Default music option, and a mix of my "kook-cam" GoPro and my Sony RX100II on the board (pretty amazing stablization I think) to mix in with the drone video.

I tried to be brutal and keep it short - it's still over 2 minutes. Just a link to vimeo - not sure if it will embed...


https://player.vimeo.com/video/246739007

I think I should redo it with more drone, less gopro/sony because the drone stuff is so pretty...but I'm also trying to make it tell a story....
« Last Edit: January 01, 2018, 09:11:13 PM by deepmud »

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Re: Knik River, Alaska
« Reply #13 on: January 01, 2018, 09:22:54 PM »
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Re: Knik River, Alaska
« Reply #14 on: January 01, 2018, 09:26:18 PM »
That's nice having three cameras to work with, especially that one's a drone:) You did pretty good with your own edit.