Saturday, October 22, 2011
Pic(k) of the week 42: The perfect storm
Saying that the last two days have been eventful might be a bit of an understatement!
The day before yesterday, we left on a boat and camping trip to a deserted island 30 miles of the coast of Dubai. We left on a friends catamaran and came back by motorboat yesterday afternoon.
It was the return trip that was the most memorable... A storm that developed during the night, created some very rough seas. Waves estimated 15 to 20ft (5 to 6m) made it for an interesting 2.5 hr ride. Those of you that saw the movie the perfect storm know what I mean! Beside loosing a few cool-boxes and a wave cracking one of the boats windshield, all ended well.
All of this is probably hard to believe, when one sees the image of my friends anchored catamaran laying in calm waters, just as we set sail. The fishing boats sheltering at the moon-shaped island, should have been a sign... Call it a lesson learnt!
Nikon D700 with Nikkor 70-200 2.8 VR2
ISO 200, 105mm, f8, 1/640s
LR RAW development
Nik ColorEfex 3 for contrast adjustment
Needless to say, I was not able to take any images during the trip home...
Till next time,