I know I talk lots about both the ocean and the morning here at Obzervashunal. Both topics continue to mean a lot to me is the best reason I can give.
Heading down to the ocean this particular morning, I had no idea the surf would be both hyper-active and LOUD. Naturally, with camera in hand, I knew I needed to investigate up-close-and-personal. This meant climbing up and around Ocean Beach’s Sutro Baths. (Not for the faint at heart during high tide.)
The wave before this one was easily fifteen feet or more in height. How do I know? Well, my need to investigate bought me right up to the shoreline as it was making it’s way towards me.
Luckily, I snapped out of my ‘completely in awe’ mode in time to climb a neighboring configuration of rocks before the show got too close. Needless to say, this shot was taken from the safety of the rock pile.
Now, while this was also something of a monster wave, my decision to tack a bit of effect on it in photographic post production makes it look more menacing than it actually was.
Oddly enough, there were no surfers at the beach that morning. Do you think they knew something I didn’t?
K’lee L. © 2015