Today we launch a new series, “Global Rescue Members in Action,” in which we highlight amazing accomplishments and soul-satisfying journeys undertaken by the Global Rescue community. It’s thrilling to have Global Rescue members so spirited in their journeys and so committed to visiting every corner of the globe, eking out every last bit of adventure. These stories are too good to keep to ourselves.
To kick off the series, we begin with some of the stand-outs from the Global Rescue “In the Spirit of Adventure” photo contest to hear more about how they captured such compelling images.
Our first profile is of Doug Paulding, a photographer who submitted a stellar shot of the Arno River in Florence. Read about the rower he happened upon on a calm, Italian morning.
“I travel and write about wine and spirits and was on a wine press trip to Chianti Classico in May. My flight home was from Florence, Italy, in the early afternoon so I had most of the morning to explore the city.
"I went for a walk on the Arno River, stopping frequently to take photos. I stood on several of the bridges framing some beautiful scenes with my camera. From an adjacent bridge, I snapped a few pictures of Florence's most famous bridge, Ponte Vecchio. It was a beautiful, serene, subtle light, cloudy morning. The picture needed something more. I looked the other way and saw a rower coming my way. I got my angle and camera settings, framed the picture and waited for the scull to come under my bridge. The cloudy reflection in the water, the rower's oar circles and the setting gave the picture the "action" I was looking for. My Nikon D5100 with a Nikkor 18-55 mm zoom lens set at 55mm captured the moment perfectly.”
Do you have a great story to share about your travels? We want to hear about it! If you (or someone you know) would like to be considered as a “Global Rescue Member in Action,” tell us why in an email to firstname.lastname@example.org.
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