Friday, August 26, 2011

Waves of Dana Point

For the grand finale I present to you cool waves and some of the brave souls who battled them. Photos were taken over a 2 day period in sometimes hazy, sometimes sunny, Dana Point, California.


I learned that most surfers tether themselves to their boards.

A decapitation waiting to happen. Yikes!










My super sweet husband toting my camera bag for me.
He was so sunburned that his eye was swollen for 3 days afterwards.
I don't know these folks, but I thought this was sweet.
Hope you enjoyed the tour! I'll now return to my once a week posting schedule. Sending special prayers up for the communities in Hurricane Irene's path. Y'all be safe now, ya hear?

30 comments:

beth said...

surfing scares me....i really don't how they do it....and these photos are fantastic.

my hubby carries my stuff, too....he calls himself my camera bitch.....oh well. he never complains :)
xo

Autumn said...

Aww, poor Double D! Sunscreen, sunscreen, sunscreen. That's my mantra, especially for the beach. :) I love your frozen water action shots!

the wild magnolia said...

tremendous photos. i appreciate your sharing them.

LindyLouMac in Italy said...

Wonderful surfing shots Gail. I am also thinking of all those in the path of hurricane Irene and hope they stay safe.

Dee said...

Great pictures, I wish I was this good with my camera!

holdingmoments said...

That all looks great fun. If only I was a few years younger.

Well, quite a few lol

lisa said...

What fantastic action shots these are Gail!
I've tried this twice. The first time was a joke, and the second time was an even bigger joke! it was a lot of fun though.
Bless hubby for being such a good guy!
Sending you wishes for a beautiful weekend.

TexWisGirl said...

eek! a little too close for comfort there! :)

bailey-road.com said...

These are great action photos!

Happy Homemaker UK said...

Really great action shots! Your newest follower, XOL

Rosemary Aubut said...

Great series of shots Gail! We are in MA for the summer and you guessed it right in Irene's path! Will most likely loose power!

Jillsy Girl said...

I an viewing these on my old laptop and although they look good I know how much better they'd look on my home screen. You captured some wonderful action here, Gail! (My hubby would do the same for me...What great hubbies we have!)

Leontien said...

That last picture is indeed very cute! your pictures are great! i was amazed by how many people are in the sea!

Thanks for sharing and thanks for your sweet words on my post of Monday!

Leontien

justine said...

this is such a great series of shots and tells a real story, looks like you had a fantastic day.

Nancy @ A Rural Journal said...

These are amazing shots, Gail. I mean, really amazing. :)

Linda R. said...

WOW!! you have really captured some great shots.. I love how you can see the water splashing up in some of them. I just love the ocean. Thanks for sharing you photos with us..

missing moments said...

Such great action shots Gail! Love that decapitation remark!

Shug said...

Oh my Gail....fabulous shots...so clean and almost perfect...I do love the one of the people on the beach.

Sure wish I knew how to surf, but I guess you need to know how to swim first...Guess I'm out!
Hugs,
shug

ladyfi said...

Amazingly gorgeous shots! Hope your husband's eye is OK now.

Hilary said...

Wow, I've been scrolling through the series of photos and this is such a beautiful place. Fantastic photography in each post. But your poor hubby. He needs a better sunscreen!

Sara said...

Fantastic shots, looks so beautiful! Love the 2nd and 7th shots best, but all wonderful captures.

Laura Delegal - Leroy Photography said...

Fun, Gail. I LOVE water action. You should be working for Sports Illustrated. Have a good week. The one with the father and son is great.

Barbara Shallue said...

Oh, I'm so behind! These are amazing surfing shots. I'm so sorry about your husband's sunburn! Ouch!!

Rosie said...

These photos are fantastic Gail! Gorgeous action shots! And yay for such a supportive husband! :-)

hootnonny said...

Awesome finale Gail! I lived in San Diego when I was in the 8th and 9th grades. I loved the beaches; the waves were fierce and so much fun!

Pieces of Sunshine said...

Enjoyed my trip to the beach, thank you. You caught some great action shots.

Butterbean Row said...

Gail,
I never knew that surfers tied themselves to the board. Great shots...I love how you can see the spray of water from the waves. Color of the water is pretty too.
I really like that picture of your husband walking on the beach. So sorry that he got sunburned.

Starla said...

AAAAGGGGHHHH! You were pretty close to me! I live about an hour or so away....ah well! Maybe we'll meet in another lifetime!

Great photos.....I can feel the ocean mist from them!

Henrietta said...

Poor dear husband, but what he would not do for you:)
These shot are absolutely great, I can see every drop so clearly that it almost feels like ocean is coming through my screen.
Have a nice weekend

septembermom said...

I wish that I was coordinated enough to surf. It looks so liberating and energizing. I love these photos. I may need to use one for Write With Pictures soon :)