Portrait of a River: A Photo Documentary of the Apalachicola

August 02, 2013  •  7 Comments

When my friend Earl Morrogh told me about an idea he had ... to take Yok-Che, his new homemade mini-barge, for a 5 day river trek  ...to make photos of the entire length of the Apalachicola, I said, SIGN ME UP! And we were off and running.  Soon, Chris Smith, another friend and master craftsman who helped engineer and build Yok-che, joined our team.  With the three of us, our photo gear, camping gear, food and water, little Yok-che will be loaded to capacity for her maiden river voyage. (She's already proven herself in Lake Talquin.)

These few images from my archives are from the Apalachicola basin.  A magnificent river, don't you think?  Five solid days on the river will be amazing.

The Apalach is suffering from burgeoning development and resultant water usage at its source near Atlanta, GA.  Our goal is to document the river as it is/was in 2013.  To do this project, we need some help... your help perhaps?  

This week, we launched the project on Kickstarter.com to try to raise the funds we need.  At this site --   http://www.kickstarter.com/projects/1908244664/portrait-of-a-river-a-photo-documentary-of-the-apa  --  you can find more details about what we plan to accomplish, about each of us, and about the Apalachicola River.     Any size donation would be greatly appreciated... and the dolphins will smile on you.   Thanks for looking at my blog... and for your support!



Judye McCalman(non-registered)
Thanks a million for posting these magnificent images, David, and for encouraging your followers to contribute to the "Portrait of a River" project. As you know, if the entire funding goal is not met, the project won't happen. My fingers are crossed!
Ana-Aegi Clothiaux(non-registered)
What a noble cause to raise awareness of the life blood of the earth and the life sustaining gift to us- WATER.
Much Gratitude for this just right work!
Beverly Glazer(non-registered)
Love the Pelican and Bears but needless to say all the photos make me want to get down to the river and jump in. Your photography leaves me overwhelmed with wonder and delight at all there is see!!!
Ed Oaksford(non-registered)
Thanks for sharing. Stunning and insightful as always. Keep reeling in the natural world to those who need to know its virtue:)
Sherry Mills(non-registered)
AS ALWAYS ..your photographs make my heart sing!!! .. AND I'm going kayaking tomorrow!! Thanks for sharing these beautiful images!
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