Thursday, December 1, 2011

Theme Day: Action Photo

The worldwide Daily Photo theme for December 1 is to post an action photo. For us in Tamarindo, the most common action is the surf on the beach.

I took this photo on Langosta beach, which absorbs the full force of the ocean's waves. Tamarindo beach is partly sheltered by a bay with a reef and an island for protection.

The trick of getting this action photo was to pick a spot on the beach where I could shoot the crashing waves beside me, looking down the beach, not just pointing my camera out to sea, without getting wet myself. I did not use my little waterproof camera, but my Nikon D90 and lens. I took advantage of a little point on Langosta beach where you can walk out onto a higher point of sand while the waves break on each side of you, usually without covering the higher spot.

We have photos of the Atacama Desert of northern Chile on our Viva la Voyage travel photo site this week. It is an amazing, colorful, barren landscape.

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15 comments:

brattcat said...

a multi-sensory capture. nice choice for the theme.

Kathy said...

Great action on the surf. I can almost hear it.

Sharon said...

You got a great crashing shot here! Mother nature in full action!

Jarart said...

I wouldn't mind getting in on that action.

PerthDailyPhoto said...

Great shot Dave, sounds like you had to get yourself in a tight little spot to catch this image, the things we do hey!!You didn't need the surfer, this is very dynamic on it's own!

glenda said...

Great shot, would love to hear the sound this makes!

Jilly said...

Wooaaaah, love it!

Babzy said...

wonderful image :)

Filip Demuinck said...

Good splash picture. Difficult to shoot.

Greetings,
Filip

Lowell said...

You done good! Super photo. And I'm glad that you didn't get wet. I am not so lucky. People often tell me that I'm all wet!

Hilda said...

Fantastic shot!

Tash said...

Terrific stop action! Perfect represenation for Tamarindo.
Best wishes to your son and his new bride. She must be something if she has parents who tango -- Wow!

rental mobil jakarta said...

Very nice photo shot, thanks for sharing.

Kate said...

It's a great action shot, Dave!

Irina said...

Wow. I would be so glad to take part in this action.

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