Erik BoomerCameraCanon EOS DIGITAL REBEL XTLens70.0-200.0 mmISO100F-Stopf 5,6Shutter Speed1/800About the shotOn April 21, 2009, Tyler Bradt set the world record for the highest waterfall ever run in a kayak, the 198.5ft high Palouse Falls in eastern Washington. Tyler held the previous record at 107ft off Canada's Alexandria Falls, but his descent of Palouse Falls was a major step up from any previous waterfall descents and a journey into the unknown. Despite many other artistic possibilities, I decided to shoot the drop from a distance and as tight and straightforward as I possibly could, to show Tyler paddling with the sheer power and majesty of Palouse Falls. To accomplish my goal, I had to set up a considerable distance from the falls itself.BiographyFrom as early as I can remember, I have had a passion for adventure, especially boating. Some of my earliest memories are of fishing on a raft with my dad on the Selway River. I bought my first whitewater kayak at the age of 12. I knew what I wanted in life. I bought my first SLR camera seven years ago. I was traveling around the world, kayaking in places such as Alaska, British Columbia, Nepal and Southeast Asia – I just had to document the incredible things I was seeing. It was on those trips I started seriously studying the art of photography. I quickly found that not only did I enjoy photographing action sports and adventures, my friends and family also came into the focus of my lens. Photography for me is a vehicle that I use to combine the things that I love most in my life: adventure, outdoors, friends and family. I have been traveling around the world for the past year, documenting the efforts of some of my friends pushing the limits of kayaking, and doing portrait work in between trips.