Since I only have a day or so left here in Munich, I decided to fill up my SD card with some memories. My goal was to check out a very interesting place in Munich where one can find surfers riding the waves of a canal.
This canal runs though a very popular spot in Munich called English Garden. This massive park is 3 kilometers wide and serves a very tranquil place to have a picnic take nap or sunbath nude.
I had seen these surfers in action a few times before and these die-hards (who should be living in Hawaii) are all very entertaining and they always draw a lot of spectators.
Upon arrival, 7 surfers in total were lined-up on the concrete embankment, waiting for their turn to hit, what's called a "standing wave".
But, because of the canal's limited proximity of space, only one rider is to enter the water at a time. The average riding time for each surfer is about 20 seconds before the surfers get swept away by the forceful water.
I took out my camera and started to take some wide angle shots, then I realized that I needed to get a little closer to the surfers so that I could capture "the world's most amazing photo ever taken".
|perhaps the 4th world's best picture!|
Photo after photo I tirelessly snapped the trigger at least 70 times, and I still wasn't entirely satisfied with my grabs, except for maybe one (which is really the 4th or 5th best photo the world has ever seen! Trust me! )
I then proceeded to get a little closer to the water and to the surfers (5 feet to be exact) and continued to grab photos.
For some stupid, ridiculous reason, I actually thought out loud to have one of the surfers spray only a tiny little bit of water upon my lens to give my photo a "dramatic effect".
Oh and God responded immediately...
Whilst snapping my photo, Surfer Dude drenched me from head-to camera-to toe.
"GOD AM I...ENTERTAINING!" I said in my head, laughing hard.
Laughter erupted from both sides of the canal as I slowly stood up from my back-catcher's position, blushing and wishing for a change of clothes and a towel. My new Nikon suffered it's first splash bath and I vigorously wiped down the water.
"You are all wet!!!" said the smart-ass spectator beside me who felt it was necessary to point out the obvious.
"Meh...what am I going to do?" I said with some courage while smiling.
I then searched through my photos to find out if in fact my photo was "the world's most amazing photo ever taken".
"Here's the photo." I said to the smart-ass spectator.
He took a look and just shrugged his shoulders. Beh, what does he know anyways.
You tell me if this is the "the world's most amazing photo ever taken".
|Just nano seconds before the water turned me into a blushing jack-ass.|
I left after wiping down my camera and left the park premises laughing. I opted not to go home but let the sun dry-off my clothes. After about 30 minutes of walking the, my pants were dry as a bone and I sat down to have a MASSIVE pizza from L'Osteria. As I ate, all I could think about was what happened earlier; and for some reason it felt good to laugh at myself!
Moral of the story?
Next time go back 20 feet and use LONGER lens!