Though these probably aren't photos to put on a postcard because they were taken at the worst part of the day for lighting, I thought I'd try my hand at some neat "waves crashing on the rocks" photos while hiking around Half Moon Bay in California. Check out these sequence frames from a sunny afternoon and the lesson I learned.
... and then I got wet. So naturally, I moved farther back:
... and then I got wet again.
So my lovely wife suggested: "maybe you should come up here and take photos."
So I did.
The lesson learned is that you can take awesome photos close to the action and get a little wet (this is why you spend the the money on weather resistant cameras and lenses), or you can take pictures of flowers. Both are fine, but I'm glad I got wet. :)