Stand Up Paddle (SUP) 2012 Race Calendar Featuring photograph by The Delta Bohemian

 

Stand Up Paddle (SUP) 2012 Race Calendar

Featuring photograph by The Delta Bohemian

A Photo of the Year Contest was conducted by Supconnect.com. The calendar was created to give paddle boarders a tool to help them organize their schedule of events; Magical Madge submitted a photograph taken by Poor William.

COVER OF STAND UP PADDLE RACE CALENDAR 2012

COVER OF STAND UP PADDLE RACE CALENDAR 2012

The photo was taken after local paddle enthusiast Driftwood Johnnie Ruskey, owner and operator of Quapaw Canoe Company, invited The DB to accompany him and his Mighty Quapaw apprentices on their encounter with British adventurer Dave Cornthwaite, who was in the process of paddle boarding the entire length of the Mississippi River.

Ruskey and the Quapaws joined Dave and his RAF pilot brother Andy Cornthwaite for a bit of river trash pickup before the Brits headed south toward the Gulf of Mexico. Ruskey joined him days later for the final coast into the gulf.

The picture selected for November was taken from a pier jutting out near the Helena Harbor. Magical Madge, Poor William, and notable Quapaw assistant Ellis Coleman were at pier’s edge as the nine paddlers made their way from the harbor into the meandering and murky channel of the mighty Mississippi River.

While Coleman sent messages and missives to the Nine with the beating of a drum and Native American sounding incantations designed to remind the paddlers that supplication for the “river to be with them” was being made on their behalf, Poor William was stretching his lens to catch a sight not seen before on our stretch of the Father of Waters.

The paddlers from left to right are as follows: Dave Cornthwaite, John Ruskey with his precious “littlest adventurer” daughter Emma-Lou, Andy Cornthwaite, and Mighty Quapaw’s James “Woody” Sykes, Jerry “Boo” Jones, Darius “Daredevil” Jurden, Makevious “Dinky” Jones, and Jeremy “Ba-Ba” Jones.

CLICK HERE to view more photographs and a video of Cornthwaite’s visit to the Mississippi Delta.

CLICK HERE to view John Ruskey’s photographs and a video documentary by Dave himself at the conclusion of his journey.

Interested in a copy of the calendar? Go to http://supventure.com/

Original photograph taken by Billy Howell of The Delta Bohemian - now featured on the month of November in the SUP RACE CALENDAR 2012.

Original photograph taken by Billy Howell of The Delta Bohemian - now featured on the month of November in the SUP RACE CALENDAR 2012.

November page in the SUP RACE WALL CALENDAR 2012

November page in the SUP RACE WALL CALENDAR 2012

Photo credits in SUP RACE CALENDAR 2012

Photo credits in SUP RACE CALENDAR 2012. Sweet.

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Comments

  1. This is absolutely awesome. Congrats Billy. Kudos to Madge for submitting the work. I love hearing about and seeing photographs from river adventures with John Ruskey. I really want to take his portrait for my personal project “Traces In These Faces”. He has a lot of stories embedded all over his face and in his eyes. Billy, you’re really fortunate, you too Madge, to be able to join such adventures. I love you guys.

    • Chas, Ruskey would be a fantastic subject for your “Traces In These Faces” project which I love, by the way! Fantastic beginning. PLEASE let me know when you go to shoot Ruskey. I want to cover you photographing him!

  2. Billy, you couldn’t have “set up” a better photo. It’s really wonderful. Congrats to you both for having an eye.

  3. Thanks Madge! So wonderful to read the whole story behind the photo. Appreciate the nice comment on Supconnect.com that lead me here and the link in your article in case there are any other lovers of Stand Up Paddling that might be interested in the calendar. So glad you’re enjoying it! Here’s to your bohemian adventures fun people!

    • Kristin, I’m glad you followed the links to check out the background behind our photo. The collection of photographs on the calendar are quite amazing. We a pleased to promote and share what y’all are doing and appreciate the return sharing love. 😎

  4. Man, that is some cool stuff! Thank Y’all for sharing with everyone.

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