The Bail Out

01st January 2012
Thanks to everybody for all the good wishes, and once again Happy New Year to you all.
Todays picture was taken a few weeks ago on Achill Island. Often with these pictures its all a question of timing.To get the curl of the wave in just the right place. The camera is on a tripod and you have to watch the waves for a while to find their rhythm. So I was happy I pressed the shutter at just the right moment for this shot, but there is often a second part to the timing that also has to be got right, and on this occasion I got it completely wrong ! Its called the Bail Out. Its the time between pressing the shutter to capture the wave, the shutter closing and the photographer grabbing the camera and tripod and moving away from the oncoming wave ! I did manage to shield the camera, but took a soaking myself, fortunately it was very windy so I dried out quickly.

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