Saturday, January 29, 2011

Timing is Everything!

That is true so often in life, timing is everything! Right? So when I am at the beach trying to capture that perfect splash, I take a lot of shots. When I say a lot, I really mean a lot. For example, if I were to go to my Lightroom3 folder and view all of the attempts of splashes, I would find hundreds of them! Most of which just are not that great! Sure, the composition is nice, I manage to find the composition before the splashing gets captured, but the splash is so unpredictable. Seriously unpredictable! At this point I am at the mercy of God. One of the things that I love about these splashes, is that each and every one is different. Each and every one also has different timing, so I guess what I am saying is that it is all about timing and luck.

The splash above is different then any of my splashes in a many ways. For starters, I have not had much luck with a nice splash when shooting directly into the sun. With this one, the golden hour of the sun really added a nice golden glow to the splash! Of course, I am sure that the power of the splash, meaning a LOT of water with in it, made a huge difference in the visibility on film. Or memory card in this case. How else is it different? Well, I guess I forgot the other reasons why it was different! It just is! OH how I enjoyed the difference the power of one splash makes. At the end of the day, when I get home and look at the images I have captured, I knew this was the one. I do not think I even looked back at the others. Really, why bother? Eventually I will, and I bet I will find a nice one here or there, but this one, was the one! The one I felt quite honored to share with you.

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Gail Edwards

Thank you for looking and I sure do hope you enjoy!


  1. This is amazing! What a brilliant, well timed capture! Certainly one to be very proud of.

  2. very nice splash indeed, I wish I was living near the sea to capture my own splash too

  3. Jay, Thank you very much! I don't think I would want to move from the ocean. I know that I am not going to always be in San Diego, but if I move, it MUST be close to the ocean, thats for sure!