There is something special about growing up so close to the ocean – unfortunately, I did not realize how special it was until I moved a thousand miles away from it.
I grew up in sunny South Florida, about 30 minutes from the beach. I have put my cameras through some tough days dodging waves and grinding sand between my lenses.
Sometimes the terrain is unavoidable and getting that special shot means more in the moment than your camera does the next day.
Luckily, I have never lost equipment in my pursuit of greatness, but looking back at this shoot, I remember the day that I came real close.