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What a moment to capture!  The pictured couple was sitting on the coastal rocks and I liked the double recliner nature of the rocks. So of course, up went the camera.  Wouldn’t you know that on the first click, fortune struck enough to have a huge wave crash behind our love birds.  In post, this took a bit of adjustment to keep the detail of the water spray and the colors but overall I think it turned out well.


17 responses

  1. That sure was a stroke of luck with the timing there Sean… Very dramatic… I’d have been tempted to admit that it was precision timing though and not good fortune… lol… 😉

    May 31, 2010 at 9:09 am

    • Oh yes, precision timing. I heard the wave from the other side of the hill and quickly got ready. 🙂 I have a shot that I “prepared” for. It was a tiny little splash and they were looking at me. The moment was definitely lost.

      May 31, 2010 at 2:56 pm

  2. WOW! What a shot!!

    May 31, 2010 at 11:23 am

  3. What great timing, this is an excellent shot.

    May 31, 2010 at 8:02 pm

  4. aswirly

    Wow, now THAT is great timing! Woo hoo! Did that couple get wet?

    May 31, 2010 at 9:12 pm

    • Dramatic isn’t it? 🙂 They didn’t get wet. I never climbed up there myself so I am not sure just how close they got to it. I have to imagine they felt at least some spray. Thanks, Amber.

      June 1, 2010 at 12:52 pm

  5. Hi Sean, Fantastic timing and a fantastic photograph!
    And I love rocks – so the rocks are also fantastic.
    Well done,

    June 1, 2010 at 5:53 am

    • LOL! Thank you, Jan. I thought you might be partial to the rocks. 🙂

      June 1, 2010 at 12:53 pm

  6. WOW – FANTASTIC shot! Back in March when we had all the crazy waves I was WISHING for a shot like this when I spied a woman walking her small dog along the edge of the cliff. No such luck for me! The couple don’t even seem a bit worried but I suspect their demeanor changed seconds after this shot was taken?

    June 1, 2010 at 7:48 am

    • Thanks, Tracy! Like I said to Amber, they didn’t get wet. However, they did notice me off in the distance with the camera trained on them. So they sat there and watched long enough to realize any moment I had captured in the first shot was gone forever. I feel lucky to have caught what looks like the peak moment for that splash with a great solitary moment for the two of them.

      June 1, 2010 at 12:55 pm

  7. absurdoldbird

    Wow! That’s incredibly good ‘luck’ (inverted commas as I think really it was good skill!)

    June 2, 2010 at 5:07 pm

    • Isn’t photography all about repeating luck, consistently? Thanks, Val.

      June 2, 2010 at 5:57 pm

  8. Repeating luck consistently….that gives me a little hope for myself. 🙂 Love the shot…what a story that it conjures up in your imagination when looking at it especially when not knowing the details.

    June 4, 2010 at 6:41 am

    • Photography isn’t that different than poker, is it? 😉 I’m glad to hear that it tells a story. That is ultimately what I want for my images to do. Thanks, Jan.

      June 4, 2010 at 10:14 am

  9. Great composition, and you couldn’t have asked for a better splash.

    June 8, 2010 at 11:14 am

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