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Mad Aussie
10-18-2010, 06:20 AM
A month or so ago I was standing on a beach north of where I live on a cold, windy morning, looking for something to photograph. A lady noticed my camera and came up to me and ask me a few questions. She and her husband are from New Zealand and they house-sit a place near the beach for a few weeks each year. She pointed out her husband to me. He was a little way down the beach among the rocks with his board staring out over the waves.
He was contemplating I believe. Contemplating whether he'd chosen the right spot perhaps? Or when exactly to launch himself forth and begin paddling maybe? Perhaps he was just contemplating his place in this world? Whatever he was thinking, he was alone with his thoughts, just him, the wind and his surfboard.
I felt there was a photo there ...

http://farm5.static.flickr.com/4113/5092994358_30a009ae7d_o.jpg

edG
10-18-2010, 06:36 AM
definitely and you have composed it well - really like this shot MA

Mad Aussie
10-18-2010, 06:42 AM
definitely and you have composed well - really like this shot MA

Hey thanks EdG :)

Iguanasan
10-18-2010, 09:10 AM
There is an awesome photo there and you captured it. This fellow looks like he's contemplating whether it's a good idea to hit that rough surf so close to the rocks I'd say. I'm not a surfer but that looks dangerous to me! :eek:

Wicked Dark
10-18-2010, 09:12 AM
hmm...how can I hit those waves and not be smashed on the rocks????

the photo conveys a lot of unknowns and makes it more compelling to look at and, dare I say it, contemplate. :D

Bambi
10-18-2010, 10:17 AM
I agree with everyone, this is a great shot.

Mad Aussie
10-18-2010, 04:26 PM
Thanks Iggy, WD and Bambi.

Matt K.
10-18-2010, 07:43 PM
Title suits the image well ... could be one of these inspirational posters ...

JAS_Photo
10-19-2010, 03:25 AM
I agree with the others. He could just be biding his time having already got a plan in mind but I have to say my first thought he was probably thinking about the wiseness of the folly of surfing in that rough water near those rocks! Cool shot M.A.

Mad Aussie
10-19-2010, 03:29 AM
Thank you JAS and Matt

Marko
10-19-2010, 10:14 AM
Lovely comp here MA - a very interesting photo!

MoinMoin
10-19-2010, 01:50 PM
Steve, you choose a perfect fitting treatment here. I like it very much!

Mad Aussie
10-19-2010, 04:43 PM
Thank you Marko and MM :)