There are three things in common with the group of images below:

  1. All were shot in the Adirondacks of upstate New York State.
  2. All were shot of or from Hornbeck ultralight New Tricks double-paddle canoes. (On Facebook at
  3. All are cropped frame grabs from video clips.

While on vacation we paddled a total of about 20 miles on 9 ponds and 2 rivers and thoroughly enjoyed our canoes.  They’re easy to manage, very maneuverable, a pleasure to portage, and just right for the mix of ponds, lakes, and waterways in the Adirondack mountain area.  We don’t miss our big heavy touring kayaks (although they handled camping and nasty weather beautifully).

I was a bit surprised how nicely the video frame grabs came out.  You wouldn’t print large from the size but it has plenty of resolution for Web use. Video clips were shot from a Sony RX 10 III working out of a Pelican case sitting in my canoe. It worked out rather well although there are tweaks I’ll be trying in later efforts.