Friday, July 24, 2009

Current Location: Aruba

“Soaring through the air, a local Aruban dives from a rock ledge toward the clear waters at Arashi Beach, Thursday, July 23, 2009. “

I am currently in Aruba. This is my second time here, although I don’t really remember much about the first time I came.

Yesterday I spent most of the day submerged below the warm waters as I snorkeled and swam. The water is absolutely lovely and a perfect temperature.

Typically I never carry my work cameras on beaches or anywhere near sand. I’ve always been terrified that one grain of sand will get inside one of the click wheels and total my camera.

However, I decided to be risky and take the D700 with a 35mm attached along with me Thursday. I zipped it up inside a small Mountain Smith bag, which I kept protected by my main beach book bag.

After catching some rest in the shade, I saw this guy at a distance leaping off far shore rocks into the clear waters. I ventured down and began working the scene.

He didn’t speak much English; nor did his girlfriend. But they did ask if I was American, if I liked Aruba and as I departed to have fun. While he didn’t mind me shooting pictures, he wouldn’t give me his name, even when I introduced myself. Oh, well.

Figured I’d update with my location with this post, but this week I’ll be back to posting some pre-written, recent assignments I haven’t blogged about. My phone and data work (although really slow), but I have to walk a couple blocks to a McDonalds to get Internet. Bummer.


Blogger Courtney Dudley said...


Friday, July 24, 2009 7:57:00 PM  
Blogger charlie said...

epic as shit!

Friday, July 24, 2009 9:03:00 PM  
Blogger Unknown said...

Awesome Photo.....
FYI: WiFi Hotspots in Aruba

Riu Palace Aruba
Arawa Park
Aruba Airport Authority
Aruba Beach Club
Aruba Harmony
Arubiana Inn
Biblioteca Nacional
Blue Village
Board Walk Vacation Retreat
Brickell Bay Beach Club
Bucuti Beach Resort
Casa del Mar
Cellsite Hudishibana
Certified Megamall
Costa Linda Beach Resort
Cruise Terminal
Holiday Inn Beach Resort
Hyatt Regency Aruba Resort & Casino
International Airport Reina Beatrix
Kokoa Beach Bar
La Cabana
Manchebo Beach Resort
Moomba Beach
Palm Island
Patiri Appartements
Playa Linda Beach Resort
Radisson Aruba Resort & Casino
Renaissance Marina Yacht Club
Repair Center
Sbarro Airport
Sbarro La Hacienda
Sbarro Renaissance
Setar Hendrikstraat
Setar Seroe Blanco
Sunset Beach Studios
Tele Aruba
TeleKiosk Airport
Teleshop Irausquinplein
Teleshop Irausquinplein
Teleshop Palm Beach
Teleshop Palm Beach
Teleshop San Nicolas
Teleshop Santa Cruz
Teleshop Seroe Blanco
The New Havana Beach Club
Universiteit van Aruba
Wendy's Boulevard
Wendy's Cura Cabay
Wendy's Palm Beach

Saturday, July 25, 2009 2:30:00 PM  
Blogger said...

That would make a killer stock photo Patrick!

Tuesday, July 28, 2009 4:08:00 AM  
Blogger Serena said...

Absolutely beautiful capture. I agree with one of the other comments -- this is totally epic.

Wednesday, July 29, 2009 11:39:00 AM  
Blogger EmilyErdie said...

Totally saw this guy doing this back in Nov 2010. I have a few shots of him too!

Saturday, August 25, 2012 1:54:00 AM  

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