This wave didn't get me but the next one felt like it dumped half the Pacific on me! Shooting the Oregon Coast often spooks me a bit, so I spent a good half hour or so judging the splash zone of the huge waves crashing against this rocky inlet. I felt I had a safe shooting distance pretty much dialed in, so set my gear up and timed the waves to capture their explosive nature. Of course my timing was awful as a rogue wave rolled in completely soaked me and all of my gear. Luckily, the gear was fine in the end, but I truly thought my camera was going to be toast. Goes to show just when you feel like you outsmarted Mother Nature she decides to throw some nastiness at you just to keep you humble. I was humbled indeed...

As for the title: I was obsessed at the time with The Wire and this phrase from Omar was the first thing that went through my mind in the seconds after getting soaked. On this occasion I got GOT!

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