WendyHudnall
WendyHudnall

Helpless to the Tide

El Matador beach just outside of Malibu is one of my favorite escapes. It's a pretty popular spot and can be filled with throngs of people but I can still alway...
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El Matador beach just outside of Malibu is one of my favorite escapes. It's a pretty popular spot and can be filled with throngs of people but I can still always find a desolate little hide away. On this particular evening a crew was shooting a music video just twenty feet away and still I felt alone in my own world.
That being said, I wasn't really feeling all that calm. The tide was coming in so I was vigilant watching the oncoming sets for a large wave. I had wedged myself into a tiny hole to get this angle, I was knee deep in water and had some particularly disturbing feeling kelp (at least I kept telling myself it was kelp) wrapped around my right ankle. Creeped out as I was, I loved every second of it.
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kathleenweetman PRO+
 
kathleenweetman December 20, 2014
A GREAT SHOT WORTH ALL THAT DISCOMFORT...AN ARTIST MUST SUFFER FOR HIS/HER ART...K
JDLifeshots
 
JDLifeshots December 20, 2014
Awesome capture! Awarded.
Arzhtatiana PRO
 
Arzhtatiana January 18, 2015
Beautiful!
Natures_Allure_ByKym
 
Natures_Allure_ByKym February 13, 2015
Nothing short of amazing, Wendy. Just beautiful.
cavazbe
 
cavazbe February 23, 2015
Wow!!
nina050 PRO+
 
nina050 February 28, 2015
Absolutely stunning.....you nailed this!
santafake
 
santafake July 27, 2015
Love this. Great!
texaaronpueschel PRO
 
texaaronpueschel August 12, 2015
Sometimes, nothing frames nature better than more nature. Good shot.
ScenebytheRoad
 
ScenebytheRoad March 15, 2017
Outstanding composition and light. Love your gallery.
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SteBil30 September 01, 2017
WENDY this is so beautiful! I went there for the first time last month and you're right there were so many people there. The waves were so large and I wasn't able to go into this area safely with my equipment. I plan on going back in October.
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Alwolfe September 21, 2017
What a wonderful shot. It helps to know what you had to go through to get this incredible shot.
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Alwolfe September 25, 2017
Absolutely stunning!