PF PHOTO CONTEST - Wet foot photography (may 9th-16th)

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Wet foot photography
Wet foot photography is as follows. There's something you want to photograph. The best positon to photograph it from presents a significant risk of ending up in a body of water. You decide to go for it anyway. You can see where this is going...
This week's theme is for photos you've taken that involved considerable risk of falling in somewhere watery, getting taken out by breaking waves etc. Perched on a rock in the middle of a stream for example, or stood closer than advisable to the sea, or maybe just stood knee deep in water. You don't need to have gotten wet to qualify, just put yourself at risk of it.

Stories of wet foot photography incidents are encouraged :smile:

Contest Rules:

1. Any digital photo or digitally-scanned photo relevant to the theme will be accepted within the contest period. In case there's a gray area, or you're not sure if the picture is suitable, check with me first.

2. Please resize your digital photo to no more than 650 x 490 or 490 x 650 pixels. You may also crop your picture if you wish. You are also allowed to adjust the brightness and contrast of your picture but these should not dramatically alter the look of the picture. But other than those, any form of picture editing or modification is not allowed. This is a photo contest, not a picture editing/special effect contest. You may add a watermark or your name/nickname to the photo for identification purposes.

3. Upload your photos to any of the photo servers such as imageshack or photobucket. Then post it the relevant contest thread and link your picture using the img command. PM me if you do not know how.

4. Only ONE picture per member per contest. Once a picture is posted, it cannot be changed other than a total withdrawl by that member from that week's photo contest. Exceptions will be made for modification to comply with the rules, such as resizing.

5. At the end of the contest period, I will open a poll and every PF member can vote for the picture they like best.

6. Note that in case we have a large number of entries, I will do the polling in more than one thread. If that's the case, you can vote in each of the polling threads. The photos will be assigned in the polling threads in the order they were submitted.

7. These pictures must be something that you took, not something taken off someone else's photo albums or taken by someone else. I have no way of checking if you did this, so we'll go by the honor system.

8. You can use a picture only once. Once it is used in a contest, it cannot be reused in another contest.

9. Please post only pictures meant for submission in this thread.

Ideas for competitions you'd like to see? Submit them here
 

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23rdk.jpg

This was taken by chasing one wave down the beach as it receeds, taking a pic as the next one comes up and then running back before it catches up with me. If I recall, I stayed mostly dry.
 
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Do you remember self portrait contest?
 
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I do. Why?
 
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Georgepowell's picture would be the perfect fit for the theme :smile:
 
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Haha, yes. Shame he's already entered it in a compo.
 
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Precariously standing on large, smooth rocks to take this one.

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Zz.
 
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behindfalls.jpg


Behind the waterfall, Colorado. I not only got wet, but almost fell, about a 20 ft drop to the river.
 
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Phew, I was beginning to think I was the only one silly enough to attempt these kinds of shots.
 
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From a distance, it looked really refreshing. In reality, it was ice cold snow melt.
 
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Any more? you have til tomorrow.
 
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behindfalls.jpg


Behind the waterfall, Colorado. I not only got wet, but almost fell, about a 20 ft drop to the river.

don’t worry, the orthopedist will be ready to help any time:tongue:, nice shot hypatia
 
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marcin_wetfoot.jpg


That's just me and my bike, 4 years ago.

Why wet foot? Take a closer look at my socks :rofl: To get to this place I had to cross a ford. These are meadows on the river bank, flooded each year.
 
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Entry in the https://www.physicsforums.com/showpost.php?p=2084426&postcount=1796 [Broken]:

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Notice that I put my camera at risk holding it just above the water, while bending over the rim, not very comfortable, but everything for a good picture.
 
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