SWEET SHOT! Sunrise sup magic on Lake Ontario

John Meisner Photography Ontario Canada standup paddling
John Meisner Photography Ontario Canada standup paddling
Global Partner

Mirror.  Glass. Magic.  These are some of the words we might use to describe a sunrise stand up paddle excursion.  When the winds are light and the crowds are few, we can often find a piece of our soul waiting for us out there.  Check out this dramatic image sent to us by a friend in Ontario, Canada.

John Meisner Lake Ontario dawn standup paddler
Sunrise is a great time to venture out on a stand up paddleboard. The rising of the colors on the water, the subdued light and, in an often windless existence, we are often transported to another world. Photo by: John Meisner

Outdoors. Adventure. Killer Photos.

Sometimes a photo is all we need to start a better day.

John Meisner is a self-taught photographer based out of Toronto.  His personality and his passion for the outdoors compel him to hone his skills to create stunningly beautiful visual landscapes, snapshots of adventure on land and in the water and urban street-style photographs that are both gritty and raw.  John’s passion for the outdoors, his belief in conservation and his penchant for adventure have taken him as a photographer from the tips of the Alberta Rockies to the depths of the Amazon in Brazil.  He values the power of man’s exploration, whether wild or urban. His photography work is an invitation for viewers to explore that moving landscape within themselves.

So, take a breath and let yourself dream for a moment.  We’ll be here when you get back 😉

On Instagram/Facebook:  @johnnymeitz
or his website:  http://www.johnmeisner.ca/

Stay in touch with John Meisner’s photography by visiting him on social media or checking out his website above.




Previous articleChris Bertish is GOING to MAKE IT! First man ever to standup paddle across the Atlantic nears coastal Venezuela
Next articleFirewalking & stand up surfing: The Progression Project’s podcast with Josh Waitzkin
Evelyn O’Doherty
Evelyn O'Doherty, owner & publisher of the new Standup Journal 2.0, worked her way up the ranks in the world of stand up paddling. A former surfer gone rogue, Evelyn stepped onto a SUP for the first time in 2009 when a plaguing neck injury kept her out of the water from surfing. Discovering the core benefits and expanded perspective on the water that stand up paddling brings, Ev immediately was hooked. She became a strong SUP racer in the North East and a year-round SUP surfer, gathering multiple top brand sponsorships including becoming a team rider for Starboard SUP and a national ambassador for Kialoa, as well as celebrating all aspects of the sport with additional brand ambassadorships including lululemon athletica, Clif Bar, Cobian, Kaenon & Indo Board. Her love of watersports and commitment to advocacy in preserving our marine environments led to a short film made with The Nature Conservancy as part of their Clean Water initiatives on Long Island, NY, called "A New Perspective". Evelyn just keeps paddling. Today, she's stepped up to take over the helm at Standup Journal after having worked for the magazine for 2 years as senior online editor. Her dedication and belief in the power of print to immerse readers in the watersports they love even if they don't have access to the water in a daily existence plus a powerful desire to spotlight the amazing people doing rad sh*t on the water is what drives her vision for Standup Journal 2.0. Evelyn welcomes the conversation about how to make the magazine benefit as many people as possible and encourages feedback, letters to the editor and communication at editor@standupjournal.com . Now, as owner/publisher for Standup Journal., Evelyn continues to live in East Hampton NY where she has daily access to the water. When the swell is working, you can find her in Montauk rattling around in her Ford Ranger surfboards hanging out the back headed for points East.