Sunday, December 08, 2013

People Watching


There are times when I set out to photograph people. Other times, people finds me. Just like this one time when we drove up to Capitola just to have a wonderful day out. I was done shooting the water and landscape shots. At the end of the pier there was a restaurant that featured live music. I was ready to just soak up the sun and listen to the rhythmic sound filling the area. Until a group to teenagers walked in all happy and smiling. I got curious and followed them at the end of the pier and saw they were there for a kayaking trip. Curiously I noticed there wasn't any adult with them.

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What a cool experience for a child to be kayaking.

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The child was smiling here.

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All of a sudden she fell into the water, which I was too slow to capture. I must have been scared for that's why I froze. But she got scooped immediately and was put in the middle of the kayak.

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The other people in the group had no trouble.

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There were cheers from those who stayed behind.

There were also paddleboarders on the water that time.

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Finally on the way out, I made the camera work out some more to photograph surfers chilling on their boards waiting for the big one.

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OUR WORLD TUESDAY.

22 comments:

  1. Elders in that part of the world are more open for their kids, here it is not possible to allow them like that. It is scary as they are already in blue waters, which i noticed is a bit brown in the shallower parts. Besides, maybe the 2 older ones are knowledgeable doing that, so the youngest is so trusting. But if i were the parent, i really will not allow it.

    Beautiful shots as always.

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  2. Beautiful and fun shot! The sun light in your photos is just what I I crave!

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  3. What a great fun!
    Just wonderful pictures.
    I am glad that the girl that fall into the water was ok!

    Thanks for your visit and always nice comments on my blog.

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  4. It's wonderful to see the kids having fun without adults monitoring every move. They'll gain more confidence in their own abilities...at least that's what I think. AND they do have life jackets on, which would give adults time to gt to them if help were needed.

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  5. It's wonderful to see the kids having fun without adults monitoring every move. They'll gain more confidence in their own abilities...at least that's what I think. AND they do have life jackets on, which would give adults time to gt to them if help were needed.

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  6. What an adventure for those kids. You captured some great facial expressions there.

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  7. What a fun day for those kids on the water. Great memories they are creating.

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  8. that´s a lot of fun. I tried the paddleboard on Oahu this summer. Did not do too well. :)

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  9. It is fun people watching! I love to see the paddle boarders. Great shots, have a happy week!

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  10. People watching is great fun and children in their brazen, unpredictability are the most fun.
    I think these kids are pretty safe ... they are certainly under the watchful eye of many people. I doubt that anything could happen that couldn't be dealt with. Fun post ...

    Andrea @ From The Sol

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  11. Great people and action shots ~ for OWT ~ thanks, carol, xxx

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  12. What fun these people having …

    *Thanks for the notification you gave of Bandung on that show. I don't watch much television unfortunately.

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  13. Great shots. Good seeing those smiling youngsters and that the teens were taking such good care of the younger one. I especially liked the fact that all of them had life preservers on. I passed life savings as a teen and I used to babysit for families at the beach in the summer so it doesn't seem odd to me for the teens to be taking care of the child in the water although if I'm honest when it came to my daughter, I was very protective. My daughter was a strong swimmer from a young age but I always watched her like a hawk in the ocean.

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  14. Such a lovely job following these young people on their kayaking trip. Great capture of their fun time. I'm so touched by that second photo where the older kids were consoling the younger one who fell in the water. Great capture of the moment.

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  15. How exciting! I am reminded of my coracle ride. :)

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  16. I love paddleboarding! It's amazing to see a lot of them there. And the kids in the kayak look great.

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  17. A fine capture of the water sports. Excellent closer in shots of the Kayaks. Altogether a neat post.

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  18. I really like the photo of the surfers waiting for the next wave.

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  19. It's a way of life, Maria, when you're close to the water like that. A different kind of heaven on earth, to be sure! You nailed it...yet again. :)

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  20. Fabulous series! Glad those people found you and your camera. Really captures the joy of the beach (well for the most part joy, except for that little girl falling in but all's well that ends well!)

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