Finally At 50 + Uploads And Am Now Exclusive + How Far Would You Go ?
Sorry I've been away for awhile but I'm now back and plan on getting back to full stride. This is my first blog entry in some time but in an attempt to get the perfect picture of massive waves breaking on shore in my home province of Newfoundland Canada, I got complacent and forgot to take into account that an ocean wave breaking on shore may be 20 to 25 feet as they were this day but when a wave that large comes in contact with a cliff face it mushrooms upwards to a height far more than the previously mentioned 20 or 25 feet. I was taking a picture of a wave in front of me but forgot about the waves breaking behind me and even though I was an estimated 50 to 60 feet above sea level the wave that took me out broke onshore and hit the cliff face where i was and mushroomed upwards well above my head and then collapsed on top of me knocking me unconscious and driving about 15 or 20 feet further inland. I myself had several cuts and scrapes as well as a busted knuckle and dislocated finger. It could have been much worse because if the impact of the wave had thrown me forward instead of sideways it would have thrown me off the cliff face and into the Atlantic Ocean and the end result of that would have not been in my favor.
I am not bragging about my experience this is meant as a most sincere warning that being in pursuit of the perfect picture is not worth physical injury or even worse your life !! My question is this, how far would you go to get that perfect picture ?
One last parting word and that is that my Nikon D60 did not survive this event and was completely destroyed but a camera can be replaced a person cannot. I recently purchased a Nikon D90 with a 18 -105mm lens and have just started using it recently and have found it very much to my liking. If anybody has any thoughts on the Nikon D90 please feel free to respond.
I also have just recently gone over 50 approved uploads and have now been accepted as an exclusive photographer for Dreamstime and I'm very happy about that. Please feel free to check out my portfolio and as always any advice is always appreciated.
Photo credits: Harold W Bradley.