Take enough trips to picturesque locations and you’ll soon realize that the really good shots are about 3 feet past the safety rail. Up until this trip I was content with picking up a postcard to capture these scenes but now that I have an Xshot I can easily extend enough to snag those perfect pictures.
While driving along the Spearfish Canyon Scenic Byway in South Dakota we stopped to check out three waterfalls; Roughlock Falls, Spearfish falls and Bridal Veil Falls. These provided a beautiful view and many spots for pictures but a better shot was a few feet away – beyond a gate, ledge or overlook.
As the famous photographer Robert Capa said, “If your pictures aren’t good enough, you’re not close enough.” With this in mind I pulled out the XShot and went to work. At Roughlock falls you can see me in action below getting up close to some running water for a more exciting picture.
Here’s a shot of me taking the picture.
Later on at Spearfish Falls which provided many great views I was able to extend just enough to capture several series of falls in a manner that other photographers couldn’t. You can see a few of those images below.
When I first tried out the Xshot 2.0 I thought it would be an item I used once in a while but now I can’t imagine traveling without it.