Winter Storm by George Cousins

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Trying to get a good shot of breaking waves in a nasty Pacific storm. Surf breaking in front of the seawall at Ross Bay, part of Victoria, Vancouver Island,British Columbia, Canada. The work-flow was to clean and dry the lens, put the camera inside my coat, run forward fast, pull camera out and shoot, run backwards (faster) and get thoroughly soaked by rain and spray. Made a bit more difficult because those black blobs you see in the wavefront are rocks, which are picked up and hurled along with the water. Sort of like being in the line of fire of a battery of slingshots.
Off in the distance is Trial Island with it’s radio antennae and lighthouse.
I’m told that normal people don’t do this.

Dec. 23 2010
Fuji S100FS Camera

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  • David Davies
    David Daviesover 3 years ago

    LOL, George, depends what your definition of ‘normal’ is! Super picture!

  • Well, “normal” never seemed to fit into my life very well, so I suppose I shouldn’t be surprised..glad you liked it!

    – George Cousins

  • TerrillWelch
    TerrillWelchover 3 years ago

    Oh George who wants to be normal?! It is an invigorating image and I’ve heard those rocks roll with the surf at Ross Bay. You got it just right! Even if a bit wet :)

  • Hi Terrill, that makes me feel good!! Life’s too short to waste on normalcy..haha! I watched those big waves for awhile and finally got a bit of a break in the rain and wind, which lasted all of a minute or two. But worth the effort:)

    – George Cousins

  • starlite811
    starlite811about 3 years ago

    Magnificent capture of the height and motion of the waves.

  • Many thanks for your kindness!

    – George Cousins

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