Well, okay, that’s a bit of an over-reach. But getting some good pix of this surfer is a very cool thing.
I took more photos on this trip than I usually do, and I usually take a lot. And I rarely have a chance to get more than four or five of any particular subject. So this was cool in several different ways.
Because he was not really very close to me, I didn’t pay a lot of attention to him at first. But knowing that the camera’s eyes are way more capable than the photographer’s, I focused more purposefully and went to work.
What the rest of you never get to see are the thirty plus other photos that will live only on my hard drive. If you take about 50, you might get a dozen or so that you’ll liberate from the hard drive and let cruise at warp speed all around in cyber space.
I’m going to try to put together a substantial post to showcase “the whole story” of the Cocoa Beach Surfer Dude but that will have to wait for another day.
On this dreary Central Florida day, I’m content to remember that when I made it to the beach a few days ago, I saw some fantastic sights, recorded a few of them with a modern tech device called a camera and have a means to share it with people I know. That’s a cool thing; I think I’ll do it some more.
“Bulldog Ben” Basile
Photo credit Benjamin Lawrence Basile