Thursday, November 19, 2009

My nephew.......

This is my surfing nephew...is this picture of him cool, or WHAT?

27 comments:

Deborah on the Bayside said...

Awesome!!! What coast is that on?

Z said...

ours, Deborah...Down South a little.

Faith said...

Lemme guess, the photographer drowned, but the camera was saved? Oy.

The light does look like it's coming from the wrong direction to be Santa Monica.

Z said...

I'd rather not say where. It's south of Santa Monica, though. And South of Manhattan Beach........north of San Clemente, and that's all I'll say :-)

Faith, nephew was going into the water when some photographer who specializes in surfing shots asked if he could shoot him and nephew said 'sure', thinking he'd never see a pic...but, they'd apparently exchanged info and the guy sent him the photo. I thought it was so beautiful.

talk about beautiful..I wish I could post nephew's face :-)

Gramma 2 Many said...

It is an amazing photo.

DaBlade said...

Tubular!(?) We don't get those swells on Lake Michigan.

Always On Watch said...

I'll be sure to show Mr. AOW this photo. Back in his teen years, he was an inveterate surfer.

Steve Harkonnen said...

staging that photo was awesome in its own.

Ducky's here said...

PIPELINE !

Chuck said...

Cool pic

christian soldier said...

being near a large body of water is heaven--beautiful photo...

Jen said...

Awesome dude!

Gorgeous photo, Z.

Talented surfer nephew you have there, too!!

The Malcontent said...

Great job.. I'm a suffer myself. I surf at Long Island's beaches.
PS, I love your blog...

The Hermit said...

I could never surf. I'm afraid of sharks. When I was in flight school, we got dumped off the back of a tower built on a landing craft. You had to get out of a parachute harness and then a helicopter picked you up. The sailors on the landing craft would spot dolphins, of which the bay was full, and shout "shark, shark!" I was scarred for life! Surfers must be fearless.

EDGE said...

Wow! Neat photo Z!

sue said...

That indeed is a cool picture.

Steve: The Lightning Man said...

That's pretty wicked.

No such thing as waves in South Carolina.....

Brooke said...

VERY cool, Z! :)

Anonymous said...

I've never been able to understand how anyone could possibly do this -- any more than I can understand the tight-tope walking and trapeze work of The Flying Wallendas, the exploits of mountain climbers and spelunkers, or how Brigitte Nielson managed to sing Brunhilde and Turandot the way she did -- but it sure is beautiful.

More power to him, and may God protect his safety.

~ FreeThinke

Bloviating Zeppelin said...

That is absolutely beautiful! How was that ever acquired??

BZ

Elmers Brother said...

cowabunga!

Anonymous said...

Z, what a great shot this photo is.
It looks like your nephew has this down to perfection. What fun!

Pris

highboy said...

I don't have the balls since watching the discovery channel about surfers looking exactly like surfacing seals to a great white shark.

Anonymous said...

OT..Update!

From Pajamas Media..a provoking thought.

"So I imagine it doesn’t make any difference for the civilian legal system if John Doe is suspected of a single cruel murder or Khalid Sheikh Mohammed is suspected of organizing the murder of thousands of people. If this is true — and it must be true — I imagine what would have happened if John Doe had been held six years at a military detention camp without the normal rights given to him by the system, had been waterboarded 183 times (a form of torture, according to the president), and accordingly confessed without having had the chance to use his Miranda rights, which never had been read to him.

In order to protect the purity and autonomy of the American legal system, shouldn’t this case against the suspected terrorists be tossed out by the judge? If I were to be the judge at the criminal case against KSM, I would not have another choice, I imagine.

I would have no choice but to toss out this case since the rights of the suspects have been seriously, chronically, and fundamentally violated by the U.S. government. If the road to a civilian court is taken by President Obama (Attorney General Eric Holder is only the messenger), he is taking the same risks. Formally, the president has the legitimacy to bring KSM to a civilian court, but at the same time he is shooting his own foot — only by compromising the system can KSM be sentenced. In a civilian court, I imagine, the denial of the essential and fundamental rights of the suspect — innocent until proven guilty, a speedy trial, access to a lawyer, the right to remain silent, the right not to be tortured — can only lead to dismissal.

And if a simple visitor from Holland can figure this out, the attorney general and the president can figure this out too.

Which brings me to another question: If they know what I know, why did they do it? Is it really only to demonize Bush — the prosecution has to share all kinds of sensitive information with the suspects — and to project the misery of the present economic situation and the dangerous stagnation in Afghanistan on the previous administration?

In the congressional hearing, Holder pretended that he was explaining the decision to bring KSM to New York, but he simply stated that it was the right thing to do after all kinds of deliberations. Holder wasn’t able to come up with just a single argument. Rita Verdonk was fighting for the leadership position of her party, and she had thought isolating Ayaan would strengthen her chances. Why is President Obama risking legal disaster? To pay tribute to his extreme left-wing followers? To impress the rest of the world (most non-Americans think the American judicial system is a joke, and the upcoming KSM show is only making it worse)? Is he trying to create chaos? Why?

There must be smart readers who can help me out — I am flabbergasted by all of this.

Soloman said...

Incredible shot.. I'd have that blown up and framed! Beautiful colors, striking details.. down to the splash of the curl over his head. Wow!

FrogBurger said...

About sea and nature: climategate

shoprat said...

Never tried to surf. Kind of regret that.