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Splash and dash by awefaul

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While the dry-dock of the V&A Waterfront, Cape Town, was filling up these workers were taken off the ships. I think the crane operator saw me and decided to play a joke by suddenly lowering the platform until it just touched the water. The different reactions of the men, the colour of the newly painted boats and the reflection in the water make this one of my own personal all time favourites. (‘Splash and dash’ is a term from ballooning where they let the hot air out while over water and when the basket touch – the splash – the loss off weight make the balloon rise again – the dash.)

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  • jaffa
    jaffaabout 5 years ago

    love the shot, cracking pic.

  • George Salazar
    George Salazarabout 5 years ago

    Awesome image, would love to see it in b/w

  • lorilee
    lorileeabout 5 years ago

    What a FUN image!!!!! Fabulous!!!

  • Lois  Bryan
    Lois Bryanabout 5 years ago

    FAUL!!!!! I ADORE this one!!!!! A new one from your collection? LOVE the facial expressions … too tooooo hilarious … and the guys are laughing and laughing .. some of them see you … how could you NOT bust out laughing while snapping this beauty??? I ‘m with you .. the color are exquisite!!!!! Once again … you’ve done it!!! A masterpiece!!!!!

  • Lois  Bryan
  • Thanks Lois, all the features and comments is a bit overwhelming.

    – awefaul

  • Michael Beers
    Michael Beersabout 5 years ago

    great job!!!!!!

  • Joseph Rieg
    Joseph Riegabout 5 years ago

    This is a great shot.

  • Kate Adams
    Kate Adamsabout 5 years ago

    Superb image, beautifully executed!!!! – love the expressions, very striking!!!

  • emmy2
    emmy2about 5 years ago

    Outstanding capture!!!

  • George Salazar
    George Salazarabout 5 years ago

    Thanks I’d love to see it if you post it!

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