The $1000 shot  by lee Henley

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Hi guys i have been away from redbubble for about 2 months now, as i have been with out my camera for a while due to it getting wet just after i got this shot off..
Here is what happened..
I went to a diff spot for a shot i had in mind but the tide was to high and water was covering the jetty i wanted to shoot, so i left that spot and ended up here which was great as i have had this shot in mind for quiet a while now but every time i had been here the tide was never high enough, but it was this day..So i sat on the beach for about 10-15 mins watching the waves come in just to make sure it was safe to get to where i wanted to get my shot.
Behind where i am standing for this shot is 3 ledges about a foot high for each ledge and a few feet of flat in between like a set of 3 stairs. I was running back and fourth to the top ledge waiting for the waves to come in then run to this spot as the water was receding to get my shot..I could have stayed where i was in this shot but thought it safer to stand on higher ground as the waves came in. Any way i got this shot and i was standing on the top ledge when a i saw a slightly bigger wave coming in, it didnt concern me at all as i was high enough for the water to pass under neath where i was standing but to my surprise in stead of the wave heading straight into the beach like all the other waves this one came across the beach and hit the ledge below the one i was standing on and made a huge splash i had plenty of time to grab my camera turn around to cover it but the spray from the wave crashing went over my head and got my camera wet, a $1000 later i have my camera back as good as new..
canon 5D MII, 2 stop grad,f/16, ISO 200, 1/4 sec
Southarm, Tasmania, Australia
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This shot is available for sale in a variety of sizes and finishes through my website or facebook page


  • Angela King-Jones
    Angela King-Jonesover 3 years ago

    ha ha yes I think higher grounds would be safer too.. great shot, glad you are OK Lee!!!

  • Cheers Angela, it prob sounds a lot worse than it was, i was being safe i just got hit by a lot of spray lol

    – lee Henley

  • Michael Treloar
    Michael Treloarover 3 years ago

    Never trust the ocean or turn your back to it, but you know that :)
    Nice shot, shame about what happen to your camera.

  • Cheers mate, but it was either turn and try and save the camera or just cop the spry to the face and camera, which prob would have resulted in costing a lot more to fix or needing to buy a new camera.

    – lee Henley

  • Nick Skinner
    Nick Skinnerover 3 years ago

    Great shot Lee! Sorry about your camera mate, it’s good to see you have it back now! Hopefully we will see more like this!

  • Cheers Nik, i am looking into a nice rain cover, cheaper than getting my camera wet again :)

    – lee Henley

  • Chris Cobern
    Chris Cobernover 3 years ago

    A very beautiful shot Lee. Considering it was salt water you were lucky to get out of that as cheaply as you did.

  • cheers Chris, the camera still worked fine except the lcd and live view only worked intermittently, they ended up replacing the whole top panel where the display is and the mother board..

    – lee Henley

  • Sharon House
    Sharon Houseover 3 years ago

    It is a very beautiful image Lee. Sorry to hear about your camera though…:o))

  • Cheers Sharona :)

    – lee Henley

  • Trudi's Images
    Trudi's Imagesover 3 years ago

    Wow fabulous shot love the colours

  • Thank you Trudi :)

    – lee Henley

  • Jonathan Stacey
    Jonathan Staceyover 3 years ago

    Serves you right for showing off !!!!!!…I’d like to say that featuring this image will help to ease the $1000 pain… but I doubt it !!!… Well done anyway !!

  • Lol i am just glad i came away with a keeper.. Cheers for the feature to mate much appreciated :)

    – lee Henley

  • cubeCUBED
    cubeCUBEDover 3 years ago

    you are so very lucky … even to have seen such a lovely scene


  • Cheers cube ):

    – lee Henley

  • Melinda Potter
    Melinda Potterover 3 years ago

    This is absolutely gorgeous, and I think TOTALLY worth it (of course I wasn’t the one having to shell out $1,000 ;)
    Magnificent image!

  • Thank you very much, now i just need to sell a few copies no get some cash back lol :)

    – lee Henley

  • Tula Top
    Tula Topover 3 years ago

    My goodness, the perils in which we place lens and limb just to get that image. I’d say for this result it was well worth it, but then none of it was my money! Glad your safe, Lee. At least the last image your camera took in its previous incarnation was an irrefutably spectacular one. :)

  • Cheers Tula much appreciated , i have one more spot like this in mind but i think i will wait till i have my rain cover to take that one :)

    – lee Henley

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