/*23 Breaths: I was in a bit of a funk...*/

Saturday, August 23, 2014

I was in a bit of a funk...

My cat was sick so Morgan and I missed the Greenough movie on Friday night...


so we went down to the shore and noticed that there was some sort of strange gathering going on...
as I understand it, it was some sort of challenge to get lots of people to stand in a perfectly straight line
along the shoreline... 

There were some participants doing the same thing out in the water,
with less success though, they were sort of clumped together in spots...

I read and reread the instructions on the lifeguard tower
it seemed that ever thing was in order...
a few people even brought their dogs and bikes they were still in a line along the shore but I don't know if that counts in the grand total ...

I decided to shoot a few from a somewhat "pulled back" point of view

I'm sure there will be other, no doubt better photographs of this event there were easily 20 photographers there with a million dollars of cameras and lens recording the event...

There were at last count three different drones also recording the event

On occasion even the waves would break in a straight line near the shore...

Around 10 o'clock suddenly everything changed...

The standup board riders and body boards immediately paddled directly to shore,
just as the life guards had suggested...

leaving only the body surfers to ride the waves...
In the picture above, I know it's hard to see but this body surfer is tucked back under the falling lip of the wave...
I'm not sure if the "people standing in a straight line standing at the shore line"
 judges are going to be able to score his performance adequately ...
after that things started to get blurry


and really with the absence of the stand up surfers and bodyboarders the event lost focus and became more of a free for all ...

We decided to leave...


Just as I was leaving a man came up to me and gave me 10,000 dollars for this photo.
It's going to be the cover of the next "People standing in a straight line at the beach"  magazine.

3 comments:

tuskedbeast said...

Brilliant post but how's your kitty doing today? Love the face of your orange guy.

pranaglider said...

Tuskie, He is doing much better! Thanks for asking

Bruce

tuskedbeast said...

Good, glad to hear it.

Great run of entries!

Jonathan