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UNDERWATER by KRISS on 26 december 2016

So how fast does a wave go and how long should your exposure be just to get some blur but not too much that it kills your photograph ? Well, since all waves are different I couldn’t answer that question but I can say with certainty that it wasn’t 1/20 sec a few days ago in playa Calahonda in Nerja.

For some strange reason, I decided to go there although I never go to Playa Calahonda, for the following reasons :

- It is in the shade before any other beach in Nerja.
- It is filthy with lots of garbage.
- With the deserted Papagayo in the background it’s beach bum refuge.
- I feel like everyone is watching me from the Balcon de Europa.

Well despite all this I went and tried 1/20sec in S mode with an automatic ISO and aperture which was a stupid choice.

Anyways, when I got out of the water I realized Playa del Salon still had plenty of sunshine before sunset and I decided to rush there with my bags on my back and my camera in my hand.
I went but the small stretch of sand that separates Playa Salon in two bits was battered by the waves.
Neh, I’ll cross that easy peasy I thought, won’t even wet my bags ! I tried, I failed, I wet my bags, I wet my fantastic AKG headset once again and it’s still working ! I also wet my used to be fantastic Sony walkman… Let me rephrase that : I also wet the walkman that belongs to my daughter because I got it for her as a Christmas present a few years ago.
I am petrified !

She still hasn’t noticed it’s missing and I’m going to have to do something about it.

Which makes me realise I should probably stop going to the beach with non waterproof equipment, I killed an old Ipod and that walkman this year (I am not including the camera I drowned).

Well back to trials and errors with shooting waves, I am having fun and would certainly have a lot more fun 10°C warmer !

#wave #vitaminsea

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