SWEET SHOT! Lake Austin morning paddle … with your best bud

AUSTIN, TX -Debbie Donohue Lake Austin photo by Erich Schlegel
AUSTIN, TX -Debbie Donohue Lake Austin photo by Erich Schlegel
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A good picture celebrates the moment.  A great photo tells a story.  We think this one, by Erich Schlegel, manages to do both as we witness a pair of pals getting out for their early morning slide on Lake Austin, TX.


AUSTIN, TX – AUGUST 22, 2017 – Debbie Donohue paddles her sup with her dog “Splash” along Lake Austin early Tuesday morning.  Photo by:  Erich Schlegel

HER DOG’S FIRST-EVER TEXAS FOUR-STEP! Debbie Donohue enjoys her early morning paddle on Lake Austin with her best bud.  A tender moment of patience, relationship and a mutual appreciation of nature.  Doesn’t this pic make you want to grab your pup and disappear for a while?

We think so!

You can find out more about Standup Journal photographer Erich Schlegel in our NEW Photographer’s Corner here at SJ Online.


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Evelyn O'Doherty, editor & publisher of the new Standup Journal 2.0 is a former school teacher gone rogue. She left her career as a teacher in order to spend more time near or on the water after learning to surf turned her life around (upsidedown?). She is a year-round surfer and paddler living on the eastern tip of Long Island in NY who is a certified SUP instructor, seasoned SUP racer and avid longboard surfer. Evelyn was hired as Online Editor to Standup Journal in 2016. Her passion for the project quickly led to her success and eventually taking over the mag herself in Oct. 2018. Today, as editor, publisher and chief bottle washer at Standup Journal, Evelyn keeps her toes wet writing, traveling, paddling, surfing, and learning to foil. You can find her most days paddling out on Gardiner's Bay or surfing Ditch Plains in Montauk, NY.