Today's first-of-the-month worldwide Daily Photo Theme is "feet." When I commented to my wife that I needed a foot photo for Theme Day, she suggested I take a photo of someone's feet on the beach with the sunset and ocean in the background. When my wife was unable to join me on my current stay in Costa Rica, my son responded to her suggestion by asking where and how we would find a foot model willing to pose for the photo she suggested.
My wife replied that we should just ask someone. My son and I both ridiculed her suggestion. We said we would absolutely not walk up to a stranger on the beach and ask to photograph her feet. The person would think we have a foot fetish. I could try to explain that I was taking photos to illustrate the J.D. Salinger short story, A Perfect Day for Bananafish, but I don't think that would be ethical. (Do we have a Daily Photo Blogger Code of Ethics?)
So, to illustrate the theme day subject of feet, I captured this photo of a woman detaching her foot from the tether of her surfboard as she got out of the surf at Playa Langosta. And because my wife is back in Scottsdale, I will explain to her right now: Julie, I took this photo only because I was waiting to see if the surfer would lift her foot. It was a sacrifice and burden so I could get my theme day photo.