Don’t let that smooth silky surface fool you. The ocean is always moving and always powerful. Keeping one eye on my shot and the other one on my four year-old is always challenging as a photographer in a situation like this. The first thing I do, always, before setting up is assess the situation for him. To know all dangers is priority. If you get a shot, great, if your camera gets swept to sea, you can replace it, but your precious child is irreplaceable. I’m glad we’ve moved into the part of his life where he’s more comfortable around water and can keep his head above the surface, but that eye will still remain on him at all times.