Sometimes Mother Nature Gets The Best of You
The weather reports today called for high surf along the coast so I decided to go out to Point Mugu State Park to photograph the crashing waves. After climbing down from Pacific Coast Highway, I carefully set up my camera and tripod a good twenty feet from where the waves hit the rocks. Over the next few minutes a number of great waves came in.
I paused for a moment waiting for the next set and with my eye against the viewfinder, I was all ready. I could hear the next wave starting to hit the rocks behind me, getting louder and louder. Then I sensed that it was getting a bit too loud and I turned from the viewfinder to the surprise of a top of a rogue wave about to hit me. Me, my camera, and camera backpack got a direct hit and were drenched. Fortunately, the camera bag was closed, my Nikon D300 is built to take a bit of punishment, and my clothes would dry out. I retreated to the warmth of my car to give Mother Nature a little room.