I’ll be first…
I’m good with a couple of “bow” or “paddle” shots in an album… just to prove that you were, indeed, kayaking. But does it not drive you nuts when every picture has a bow or a paddle in it? It’s not hard to position your boat, turn, and pull your paddle out of the way to get a beautiful shot of the unobstructed scenery .
Chuck, you should post the second photo over on the advice board, the thread that ohioguy started about his concern about putting his boat in cold water.
Here are two, if I’ve figured this out at all. The first is actually a stern shot, but it’s the natural view one gets when in a rowboat.
Housatonic river delta at high tide in Milford CT
Driving over the Mackinaw Bridge!
Islands off Port Clyde, ME and Eagleville Dam, Willimantic River in CT
The scenery near home isn’t spectacular, and it’s sometimes more interesting with a kayak in it.
Land flooded for marsh restoration:
This last photo might have been better without a bow shot:
(These were posted at flickr.com, hence the watermarks.)