Saturday, October 1, 2011

Crazy High Tides... Again



... And then I got soaked! :-)


Sea Promenade at Carcavelos

39 comments:

San said...

Fantastic pictures. Glad your camera has survived.

Have a great weekend.

Joanne said...

Fantásticas!!

Dina said...

Oh no, even YOU got splashed? The waves should know better and have more respect for local bloggers.

Woody said...

I like the benches - for those that want to get wet without standing. I like the 'H' pattern in the railing too. Hopefully, the camera didn't get too wet.

JM said...

@Dina: :-)))

Halcyon said...

One has to sacrifice for one's art, n'est pas? Beautiful captures of the force of nature!

Sharon said...

Not a good day to use those benches. I love to see all that splashing......from a distance.

ladyfi said...

Wonderful shots! Hope your lens survived!

Genie -- Paris and Beyond said...

Wonderful shots, and I think that you got a bit spashed!

It reminds me that the walkway on the lakeshore in Chicago was on the news today for the same unexpected wave action!

Bises,
Genie

PerthDailyPhoto said...

The lengths we go to for a great picture, well actually you are way braver than I JM, I'm a scaredy cat as far as water is concerned. Fabulous shots of nature at it's strongest.

Jarart said...

Wow! Are those people brave or foolish? I would not want to be that close.

Small City Scenes said...

Very cool but I would not be one to stand in the way. MB

Stickup Artist said...

You really caught the ocean in motion there! Love the play of sunlight and the choice of black and white on the top 2. Glad both you and your camera survived to tell the tale...

Sylvia K said...

Oh, these are terrific captures, JM, and that is a crazy, wild tide! I was thinking the same thing as Dina! Hope your camera is OK! And, yes, the sacrifices one makes for art! Love it! Hope your weekend is going well! Stay dry!

Sylvia

Julie ScottsdaleDailyPhoto.com said...

I love the first photo. i like the monochrome look based on the lighting and the action is great

Dave-CostaRicaDailyPhoto.com said...

My first thought was that those people should go to the higher level. I didn't think until the third photo that you must be at the same spot.

Upon seeing the third photo, my first, completely instinctive thought was that I hope your camera did not get wet. My second thought was that I hope you did not get too wet.

RedPat said...

That is crazy and wild! Love it.

Bob Crowe said...

Exciting and dangerous - you could be swept out to sea! I hope your camera is all right.

joo said...

Oh, wonderful photos!

Jacob said...

That's scary and so funny. You just didn't think it would come get you, right? I saw photos of a guy running along Lake Michigan in Chicago...the waves washed over him, knocked him down and he got up and kept running. Same thing again. He got up and kept running. Some people never learn!

Carolina Tavares said...

O mar tem uma força estupenda, gosto muito do som das ondas quando arrebentam, e dos respingos dágua que dançam no ar.

Andrew said...

Wow! beautiful images..

Sallie (FullTime-Life) said...

Good grief! Be careful out there!
Amazing pictures though.

Jack said...

These are terrific and dramatic photos, JM.

Randy said...

What an artist must do for his art. Great shots!

Joan Elizabeth said...

With the weather that wild you would not have caught me anywhere close enough to get splashed like that ... but thanks for the great shots.

orvokki said...

Fantastic pictures. It would be very nice to be there.
I was once one of the Greek island almost identical breakers, but this is really awesome.
Hugs.

Kate said...

Well, I am pleased to note that your camera did its job. Terrific!!

brattcat said...

Hope you and your camera have dried out by now. Wonderful trio of shots.

Cezar and Léia said...

Ai que medo! Deu um friozinho na barriga só de ver as fotos!
Incriveis fotos!
Léia

VP said...

Not the right moment to sit on those benches...

T. Becque said...

Ha ha! :) Love the black and white!

Andrew said...

Fantastic images...well a soaking to get. I hope the camera is ok!

Art said...

Wow...Fantastic pictures. Love it.

Julie said...

You could very well be right about the poster being part of the 'Inside Out' project, Jose. I did not know of this project. However, having scrolled through the portraits online, especially the ones that are pasted up in the real world, I suspect you are right. In which case, I know of a few other portraits around my city which could easily be part of the same project.

Thank you for this extra information.

James said...

Awesome! I love pictures like these! The top two are my favorites!

Huellas said...

La primera imagen es espectacular. Saludos.-

Cildemer said...

Impressionantes!
Mas atenção com a máquina!!! Qualquer dia lá vai ela pelo mar abaixo!

Babzy said...

i can see you like risk ;) great pictures !