Friday, November 27, 2009

Run Baby Run!

These are some of my favorite photos. Not because necessarily spectacular--but because of the unexpected content!

My husband and I went to the Oregon coast for our 26th anniversary. The weather was spectacular, as were the sunset and seas . . . we were snuggling together, up on the side of one of the cliffs overlooking the ocean, when we noticed a photographer setting up his camera tripod on the rocks below. You can see him in the photo above, when you click for the larger sized photo.

As we watched his intensity, we became increasingly concerned for his safety--the waves were awesome, beautiful--the sunset was perfect--but the tide was coming in along with the surge from an incoming storm and HE was in danger--not to mention all that expensive equipment!

We watched in horror and disbelief as the waves wildly pummelled the rocks, closer and closer--sometimes splashing clear over his precarious perch.


We watched breathless as the photographer waited until the very last moment possible to dash to safety across the dangerously slickery rocks. The crashing waves missed him by a millisecond.
Watching we had felt so helpless--what would we have done if he had fallen? The photographer could not have known I was on the cliff clicking his dangerous escapade. What glorious photos he must have captured! What a relief he escaped unscathed.

Later looking at these photographs--I had to laugh--I know that feeling. Must stay to get that perfect picture.....Then run, baby RUN!

9 comments:

Grannie Annie said...

I think this falls under the heading of "No guts no glory" either that or "fools rush in" or was that "fools fall in." Love ya

Lois said...

That is a very brave photographer and this is a great shot! I'm glad he got out of the way in time.

√ Abraham Lincoln said...

You are asking us to supply some perfectly good, but morbid, jokes for a title. I like to think of it as it was described by you to us. Neat post.

Beth Niquette said...

Hahaha...I'd LOVE to hear some of those "morbid" titles...

Clytie said...

Wow. How about 'idiots on ice' or 'you rock my world' ... I will come up with more, you know, but it's time to bring the family to church.

Prospero said...

Live dangerously, the photographer's motto.

First I thought you were going to tell us that it was your husband with the tripod - and I was thinking YIKES!

Nina P. said...

The tides roll in, The tides roll out
Photographers wait so devout

For perfect time and perfect place
To snap the shot that is the ace

Almost, almost; a little longer
Wanting the waves a little stronger

Wait... wait... Now! Snap it; Wow!
Oops better Run Fast!..Now!!

I love the photo's and your story of the almost periled photographer. Blessings to you and yours. Love and Light, Nina P

Woman in a Window said...

HA! There's commitment!

It was beautiful, yes, but that risk was not worth that shot. I rather like yours better.

xo
erin

One Womans Thoughts said...

I don't know which one of you got the better picture. LOL