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Rock Fishing Drenching…….

28 Dec

I have during the course of taking seascapes, been caught by the occasional rogue wave.

It usually means that I go home with drenched shoes,  jeans and lens filters covered in salt spray.

Nothing to really worry about, a quick clean of the filters and camera, hose the tripod off and cover it in WD-40, and put the shoes in the sun.

However the fisherman in this image will think about location and tides a little more before he next casts a hook.

PS he was knocked over by this wave, he got up only to be knocked over twice more…then he packed up and left!!

Rock Fisherman Drenched...

 

Great place for a chat…………

15 May

I am not a surfer, I am not even a beginner and I kinda wish I was……………..because I love a chat.

I will chat about the weather, politics(if I want to go to sleep), food, travel and most obviously photography.

So it came as a revelation to me that all these hard-core surfers were really doing is finding a great place for a chat………….

The Sport of Gentlemen……….

21 Jan

Pugilism, boxing, scrapping, brawling…..to the untrained eye they all look the same. Grown men belting each other, quite often till one is knocked out or at least reduced to a bloody pulp !  So most of us in the general population scorn the participants and dismiss the sport as the realm of thugs. Recently I have been doing some work at a remote construction site, and to my surprise there are a large number of grown men who daily train and train hard in the art of fighting.

Most do it as a cardio workout and probably sub-consciously to relieve some of the days tensions, whilst others are genuinely training for bouts in their chosen discipline. They are not all young men with too much testosterone coursing thru their bodies, a large number are middle-aged and are trying hard to win their fight with the ageing process. They wear the appropriate fashion, brands that are linked to fights between the superstars of the game.

The two blokes I photographed in the housing camps gym are both smart, articulate professionals with a great sense humour and gentler men you could not hope to meet, until they glove up. Heaven help the punching bag !!