Sometimes you have to suffer for your art. This picture earned me a boot full of water and a saltwater ‘n sand soaked tripod. I was taking pictures of water retreating from the beach at sunset, and the surf just wasn’t quite close enough. I moved up right to the high water line and started shooting. As I was waiting for the perfect moment, the perfect wave went several feet higher than the previous highest – and crashed over the top of my boot. I kept my composure and fired this shot.
My boot did fortunately dry out by the next morning.
Vital Stats: Canon 40D w/Canon 10-22mm lens @ 10mm ISO100, f/16, 1/8 sec.