If there were no “Change” there would be a lot of bored photographers out there. Much of photography is catching those moments of change whether it be in a person’s action, or the state of the environment. I’ll use one of the most common changes that photographers focus on – the golden hour between the day and the night. When the sunlight is low in the sky, when the clouds are highlighted, and when everything seems just a little more clear and focused. This photo I call “time to head home” with surfers transitioning to a new part of their day as the sunset starts the change into night.
I had to think a while about “Beneath Your Feet” before I came up with a photo that kinda met the challenge. I finally remembered this photo I took a couple of years ago at a local beach. In surfing, it is VERY important to keep something beneath your feet. Unfortunately, this poor guy was unable to do that and ended up with only air beneath his feet while the rest of him was beneath the wave. I titled this one “the Agony of De-Feet” in honor of the famous lead in to the old sports show, the Wide World of Sports.
I took this at a local surfing area a week or so ago. I actually went with the intention of capturing some good wipe-outs as the surf was larger than it has been lately. This was part of a sequence that I took but as soon as I saw the photo, I was reminded of the old “Wide World of Sports” intro which referenced the “agony of defeat”. I knew that had to be the title for this photo…..