As the leaves of fall hit their peak colors, I scrambled to get out and shoot as much as possible. In between hiking in the gorge and driving around horse farms, I got asked to jump on a zipline and shoot photos for Boone Creek Outdoors.
Working with Trifecta, a Lexington creative agency, BCO wanted some fresh images for their website, and with my climbing and adventure experience, I was well-qualified for the project.
On a crisp morning, we took a quick tour of the grounds, and made a plan for catching different shots from a variety of points-of-view. The tricky thing with this kind of terrain is that you can't always get up or down from a zip station. This means I'd have to zip to certain platforms, with my camera gear, in order to get the shot. Sometimes I'd zip out first, sometimes last, and other times I'd hike into the woods and shoot through the trees. The BCO staff were very accommodating and we had a fun time, especially once the sun came out and warmed things up a little bit!
At the end of the day, we spent a couple of hours taking photos of fly fishing along Boone Creek. This beautiful waterway meanders around rocky corners with a few gentle cascades flowing peacefully. I've paddled upstream from where it enters the Kentucky River, but had never been on this section before. It's quite serene, and hard to believe it's just a few minutes from Lexington.
If you're in the Lexington, Kentucky area, I'd definitely recommend checking out Boone Creek Outdoors! It's kind of a hidden gem for hiking, fishing, and of course ziplining.