I’d been shooting the surfers in their waiting room for quite a while, being dissatisfied with the limitations of my dear old camera, when a large grey cylinder loomed into my peripheral vision. Attached to it was a man wielding a bulky tripod attached to a small black camera. As I remarked to Amy apropos lens envy, I almost cried, when I thought of the shots he’d get, and blurted out something to the effect of ‘talk about making a person’s point and shoot look pretty inadequate’. He laughed, then consoled me a little by pointing out what a palava it was, lugging that lens around.
Interesting though – he left before me, complaining the waves weren’t up to much, but after he left I got a little extra, when this young man hove into view on the rocks down on the point below.
I was fascinated to watch him as he set about launching off the rocks.
I often crave a point and shoot because carrying a dslr plus extra lens around can be literally a real pain in the neck!
love that moment of commitment .. great shots 🙂
A beautiful series Meredith. Always pays to stick a around. To be honest, I often miss the convenience of a P&S as well.
Worth the wait for sure. Camera envy is to a photographer as stove envy is to a great chef. It’s who is standing behind the camera or in front of the stove that matters.
That’s very true, Ron – thank you for reminding me – and for your encouragement 🙂
I’d say those are pretty spectacular shots for a point and shoot. They make me want to follow him in.
What a brave one you are, Michelle! 🙂
Great shots Meridith. I love to stand and watch those brave young men and women launching themselves into the waves