dont dream its over

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© petey whitelaw
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so, when i was about 16 i thought if i couldn't cut it as a pro surfer i would become a water photographer. simple. travel the world with the pro's, my boys, visit strange lands, marry miss hawaii, live on oahu, heaps of dogs, maybe a pig, grow pineapples. easy. my kids of course would be pros too, and help daddy live the dream. thanks kids.
so, i bought an underwater camera, took one roll and decided i'd be better off taming man eating lions stung by wasps, than taking really bad photo's while half drowning.
i was going through some old photos the mum gave me back a while ago, and stumbled across one of the said atrocities that i tried to play off as water photography. now, it may be a shocker, still, but it harnesses to me everything to do with surfing.
its palm beach, my local, it was my best mate, ben, a cheeky mid afternoon session, and i'm having trouble seeing anything because the wave was picking up. looking at it now, now that i've changed my mind on what a good photo was and what it can now be, i reckon i should have taken a second roll. then waited 19 years so i had more of these to show you.
ahhh, life.

13 responses

  • Jessica Hardin

    Jessica Hardin gave props (11 Aug 2008):

    Yes, this is so wonderful! Perhaps you could try and take it up again?

  • peggy gardner

    peggy gardner gave props (11 Aug 2008):

    so you're saying your 35? wow... love this shot !!!

  • Eric Finster

    Eric Finster (Deleted) gave props (11 Aug 2008):

    Wow, simply WOW!

  • Gail Anderson

    Gail Anderson gave props (11 Aug 2008):

    i love the story here... maybe one day you'll give it another whirl...

  • Frederic Frognier

    Frederic Frognier (Deleted) gave props (11 Aug 2008):

    Love the lighting!

  • Rachel Mckinnie

    Rachel Mckinnie gave props (11 Aug 2008):

    I wish you would have taken more!!! What kind of camera were you using?

  • petey whitelaw

    petey whitelaw said (11 Aug 2008):

    it was an old minolta. a bomb. really! if you dropped it would break the concrete.

  • Kandi Champagne Cook

    Kandi Champagne Cook said (12 Aug 2008):

    I absolutely love this photograph. And of course the wonderful story that comes with it (makes it that much better). I can't stop staring.

  • John Linton

    John Linton gave props (15 Aug 2008):

    "It ain't over 'til it's over." Wicked cool shot.

  • peggy gardner

    peggy gardner gave props (12 Nov 2008):

    back to add - wow, this flare is da bomb !

  • Ineta McParland

    Ineta McParland gave props (25 Nov 2008):

    Wow! I love this effect!

  • Elise Robinette

    Elise Robinette gave props (14 Apr 2010):

    friggin surreal.

  • nö

    nö (Deleted) gave props (19 Jun 2010):

    sigh... your stories. excellent words+shot

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