15th Annual Smithsonian Magazine Photo Contest Mobile
Ocean Flames

A surfer faces a crashing wave at the pier in Estoril, Portugal.

Capture description: I took the photo on my way to buy groceries. I always carry my phone in my pocket - not to call or text, or to browse the internet, but to make visual notes, to capture small everyday moments that happen and disappear very quickly. I always see them in black-and-white even before taking the picture. On this particular occasion, the afternoon light, the crashing waves and the solitary surfer all manifested in perfect harmony right in front of me.

Photo Detail
Date Taken: 12.2016
Date Uploaded: 04.2017
Photo Location: Estoril, Portugal
Copyright: © Albina Griniute
Photo of the Day: 05.15.17
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