Look! Over there!
This is an amazing photo. And it’s a good reminder that one of the biggest skills a photographer can possess is knowing where to look. Allen Hughes was at Steamer Lane in Santa Cruz to photograph a surf contest. While everyone else was watching the surfers out at sea, he noticed this guy running. Apparently, he was late for his heat. Knowing the area, Hughes was ready for what was to come next. Sure enough, the surfer leapt off the bluff and into the ocean. It looks a bit more dramatic than it actually is. As Hughes notes on his facebook page, it isn’t unusual to see someone make this leap. Still, when stopped in time, it looks incredible. Click the photo above to see the full, wide-angle, view of the scene.