The car was parked roughly, a ‘k’ away via the beach, a k-and-a-half by road but I had no shoes. We’d just run from the beach to the deserted coffee shop as the storm hit. The only warning was an announcement by the lifeguards that most people ignored until it was absolutely thumping down.
The coffee shop was packed now. Not by coffee drinkers so much as tourists seeking any shelter they could.
My lovely wife and usually thoughtful son suggested I go for the car, come back to pick them up and save them from getting wet. How quickly they forget we were swimming five minutes ago! They suggested they were only thinking of my camera, the phones and getting the inside of the car wet… yeah, yeah, sure…
We decided to make a run, walk, stroll for the car with what looked like a short break between ominous looking and fast moving clouds. Half way back, the sun appeared for a minute and I was able to grab a few quick photos.
The one above, I just love. It’s a favourite.
I’m not sure if it’s the light, the sarong, the accessories like the chair on Matties’ shoulder or that this photo just reminds me of a good day and fun times.
This photo already has me looking forward to next summer.
Camera Model: Fuji X100S
Lens: 23mm (35mm equivalent for full frame camera)
Exp. Comp: 0
Program: Aperture Priority
Focus Mode: Auto
White Bal: Auto