Why are photographers so interested in images of bridges and or piers, I know I am guilty of this fascination. Maybe it’s the strength of the ocean or Mother Nature pounding against the structure, maybe it’s because no matter what life throws at the structure it doesn’t give an inch, maybe it’s a metaphor for life? Like in life your ability to weather any storm or situation truly depends on how deep your rooted like the base of the pier or bridge if your deeply connected in either your faith, beliefs, family, or what grounds you in life, gives you the foundation to ride out the storms and set backs of life and come out of them stronger than ever and ready with the new found confidence to handle the next storm in life. Be strong, be confident, be diligent, and be successful.
This skimboarder was fun, he was aggressive in his approaches, and I enjoyed his “Go For It” attitude. Skimboarding or skimming is a board sport, where the skimboard is the smaller counterpart to the surfboard without the fins. A skimboarder inters the wave from the shoreline and glides across the water’s surface. This was an interesting angle, I was on the bluff looking slightly down towards the action. It was a good day for waves and a good day for people watching, all the tourist were covered in oil and in full beach mode. This is my paradise on earth!
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What made this interesting to me, I noticed after I looked at the image, at a much later time. This tourist was with his girlfriend and I was shooting people playing in the surf, when I herd him say to her; let’s see how high I can get my feet off the ground…I thought this might be interesting, I turned around and captured his second attempt! What made this image even more interesting was the lack of reaction from the people a few feet away in the background…then I remembered, this is Southern California, nothing fazes them.
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