surf time

My husband and I took a little trip to the West Coast with Lucia this past May. Almost like culture shock, I experienced “kid shock”. Wow, traveling with one kid is so different than being with three!

She was so easy to tote around, didn’t talk constantly, didn’t ask for the iPad, and slept a lot. When we got back home, it took me an hour to reacquaint myself with the realities of my life.

In an effort to avoid L.A. traffic, we left our hotel at 6 am and headed to the beach before our flight. It was so neat to watch the surfers catch some waves before heading to work. Just watching them made me want to surf, but the chances of learning how in Wisconsin are pretty slim.

I didn’t bring my big camera with me for the trip, but I did have my handy iPhone. Since my “lemon project” this spring, I have been pleasantly surprised at most results. Still limitations in highlights and macro shots, but every tool can’t be perfect.

For this surf shot, I was watching this guy for awhile as he stretched and warmed up. I took a series of shots and eventually everything fell together to get to this one. He stood up momentarily and started running into the water.