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Playing with Fire…

A group of young men–in all giddiness–wade and play near a huge wave at Baker Beach in the Presidio of San Francisco, probably unaware what a powerful force is moving towards them. Many people have drowned here in much smaller surf!


Baker Beach appears flat, but drops fairly steep at the water line, so waves break with sudden force during storms. Riptides are a real danger to surf-walkers!


This is an older photo dating from 2009, I had set it aside because I did not like the woman's body covering the the man raising both arms, and the couple's legs are cut off. Cropping it neatly was also difficult… However, I looked at it again today, and reckon the dramatic breaking wave makes up for the imperfection...

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Taken on November 27, 2009