Overboard (eight photos) / by Dave Hileman

High muddy water on the James River leads to misreading the correct course and ends with everyone in the river. I was at Hollywood Cemetery high on the bluff overlooking the James on Saturday. My friend was photographing a train in an "s" bend. I saw the rafts coming down the river and switched to my long lens and went behind the mausoleum to shoot some of them, then the third one made an error - well here is the sequence of photos. 

 Oops, maybe this is the wrong angle?

Oops, maybe this is the wrong angle?

 Lean right!

Lean right!

 Hold on to the oars.

Hold on to the oars.

 At least one made it

At least one made it

 Nope

Nope

 Drifting away

Drifting away

 Got the raft

Got the raft

 No rescue from that boat

No rescue from that boat