Paddling On The Donau River

6

Paddling on the biggest and longest river of Europe, that's a great experience!

While we were in the city of Straubing – Bavaria for the last holidays, my father-in-law proposed us to take benefit of a very sunny afternoon to explore the river Donau by paddling on it. I never made such kind of activities before and was very excited to discover this prestigious river on a canoe. I took my Diana+ with me and hoped that nothing would happen and that my camera will remain dry…

We went to the Canoe-club of Straubing, directly on the Donau river. The river is kind of impressing at this place, very large and the stream seems very powerful. The advice we get is to stay as much as possible in the middle of the river and just follow the streaming by correcting a bit the trajectory if necessary.

Well, we put the canoes in the water and very quickly you feel that the river takes you away in some direction, even if you don’t want to go there! To reach the middle of the river is a bit tough at the beginning, but after some efforts, we made it there. And then, although you don’t think so when you’re outside the water, it’s very quiet and peaceful, the streaming is not as strong in the middle and you can really relax and enjoy the trip. As we were 3 canoes, we managed to get these closely together and form a kind of triangle, apparently the best way to go down the river peacefully. There are also some little side-rivers coming in the Donau, and it’s very exciting to leave the main river with some energic paddling to follow the way in the little one.

Spending the afternoon on the river, listening to the birds and the water, enjoying the sun….. that’s simply great!! And you have a very different point of view of the places you’re going through. I could easily make 2 rolls with my Diana+… :)

After almost 3 hours we reached our final point were someone was waiting for us with a mini-bus to take us home. Coming out of the canoe makes a very strange sensation, you feel the solid ground again and I already had the regret that it was finished… but I’ll make it again for sure!! :)))

written by vicuna on 2009-05-30 in #world #locations #paddling #nature #donau #sport #relaxing #canoe #river #water #stream

6 Comments

  1. anarchy
    anarchy ·

    Love these shots, great work Vicuna!! =)

  2. azurblue
    azurblue ·

    your black and white pics are great !

  3. -a-l-b-e-r-t-o-
    -a-l-b-e-r-t-o- ·

    3 hours of great shots

  4. breakphreak
    breakphreak ·

    I like N19 somehow :) lucky Europeans can go everywhere by train (and sometimes by boat :)

  5. stouf
    stouf ·

    Such nice contrasts with the B&W ! Great X-pros too !!!

  6. jaalvarez
    jaalvarez ·

    Great location !!!
    It is smooth, in B&W, ...

More Interesting Articles

  • Photo of the Day by bnjmn

    written by cheeo on 2014-09-06 in #news
    Photo of the Day by bnjmn

    Are you ready to embark on another adventure? Hop on and join us as we paddle our way along this enchanting river.

    1
  • Photo Stories: Holiest City, Oldest City by flyaway

    written by Julien Matabuena on 2015-06-21 in #world #locations
    Photo Stories: Holiest City, Oldest City by flyaway

    Situated along the banks of the Ganges, the vibrant city of Varanasi is one of the most important in Hinduism. It is where pilgrims flock to wash their sins in the waters of the great river and hold sacred rituals. During a trip a few years back, flyaway was able to capture scenes unique to this city on film.

  • Total Eclipse of the Sun Competition

    written by jacobs on 2015-03-20 in #gear #news #competitions
    Total Eclipse of the Sun Competition

    Did you catch the solar eclipse that happened recently? Word on the street is that it even resulted in a total eclipse in some areas of Europe, making it a pretty rare occasion for the folks that got to see it! We're guessing that some of you even had your cameras to catch the whole shebang on film — which is why we're throwing a competition for the best eclipse and sun inspired shots out there. Come on in and check out the details!

  • Shop News

    Fisheye No. 2 Gold

    Fisheye No. 2 Gold

    Snap dazzling 35mm fisheye shots at the push of a button with this shimmery blue lightweight beauty.

  • On the Brink of Fine Art: Emily Soto and the Petzval 58 Lens

    written by Jill Tan Radovan on 2015-06-25 in #people #lifestyle
    On the Brink of Fine Art: Emily Soto and the Petzval 58 Lens

    Her photos are distinctly romantic and brimming with artistry. Although Emily Soto is known for her high-fashion portraits and boasts of a portfolio that speaks of her magazine experience, her work, when crafted with the right concept and aptly art directed, tethers on fine art. This series of emotive fashion portraits taken with the New Petzval 58 Bokeh Control Lens is no exception.

  • Alfred Stieglitz's Autochrome Portraits from the 1910s

    written by Julien Matabuena on 2015-05-21 in #world #lifestyle
    Alfred Stieglitz's Autochrome Portraits from the 1910s

    As you may already know, the Autochrome Lumière first hit the market in 1907. Shortly after this, influential American photographer and gallery owner Alfred Stieglitz began experimenting with this new color photography himself after witnessing its first commercial demonstration while on a trip to Europe.

  • Cycling in Battersea

    written by blondielocks on 2014-08-18 in #world #locations
    Cycling in Battersea

    Battersea Park is on the south bank of the River Thames. With 200 acres of green space, you’ll get plenty of space for some amazing shots. The park has everything - wildlife, sports, gardens, a children’s zoo, and even a pagoda! What more could you wish for?

  • Shop News

    LomoKino Basic Package Services

    LomoKino Basic Package Services

    Process your LomoKino films the right way! Get scans, movie and negatives. This is the easiest way to turn those movie rolls into completed masterpieces! Check this service now!(Service availability depends on your markets)

  • Photo of the Day by weidong

    written by Eunice Abique on 2015-04-03 in #world #news
    Photo of the Day by weidong

    Ready for an adventure that's out of this world? Take a look at today's featured photo and experience a tropical holiday on another planet.

    1
  • Celebration of the Bees: NYC Honey Week

    written by mindofmyra on 2014-09-23 in #events
    Celebration of the Bees: NYC Honey Week

    New York City celebrated the bees that pollinate the world and we got to participate in the family-friendly extravaganza on Beach 97 Boardwalk, Rockaway, Boardwalk. There was art, food, music, crafts, a Bee Marketplace, and lots of sweet sweet honey. Check out the highlights of Honey Week, Honey Fest and all that we learned about the great bees that pollinate our world!

  • Happenings on Film: We The Fest 2014 - The Ultimate Summer Music Festival!

    written by adi_totp on 2014-09-01 in #lifestyle
    Happenings on Film: We The Fest 2014 - The Ultimate Summer Music Festival!

    August 24, 2014 was a great day because of the We The Fest 2014! Maybe it's too early to call it the biggest summer music festival in Jakarta because this has just been its first edition. Nevertheless, my girl and I enjoyed every moment of it!

    2
  • Shop News

    Give your space a facelift with your own analogue print

    Give your space a facelift with your own analogue print

    Really want to bring your film photos to life? We’re now offering totally analogue fine art prints in a host of large sizes and formats! Carefully enlarged from your negatives onto premium photographic paper by lab professionals, each picture is a unique piece of craftsmanship.

  • Snippets and Vignettes: Couture Gets Animated on FASHGIF

    written by chooolss on 2014-09-02 in #lifestyle
    Snippets and Vignettes: Couture Gets Animated on FASHGIF

    The month of September has just rolled in, which means that the world's biggest fashion capitals are already gearing up for Fashion Week. To mark the occasion, here's a set of sumptuous .gif work from the Tumblr blog FASHGIF!

  • When in London

    written by jporacion on 2015-05-14 in #world #locations
    When in London

    What makes travel a great experience is the newness of things. The environment, people and culture tend to be different from customs back home. Coming from the Philippines, I found a lot of novel things in the United Kingdom, especially in the city of London.

    7
  • LomoGuru of the Week: alienmeatsack

    written by icequeenubia on 2014-09-28 in #lifestyle
    LomoGuru of the Week: alienmeatsack

    Behind the amusing username, alienmeatsack, is the avid lomographer Robn Kester. He takes on the analogue world with his radical film and camera experiments that serve as useful guides to his fellow film shooters. His dedication to be a better analogue photographer certainly knows no bounds and that's why we are crowning him as our LomoGuru of the Week!

    17