Just been listening to Jack Johnson and G Love tonight and it got me into a surfing kind of mood. Now I don’t surf any more but I still like getting down to the beach every couple of weeks and pretend to be a surf photographer for a few hours. Any way back to the story I started doing a little tinkering tonight for fun and I think I’ve come up with a pretty cool surfing image.
Now back to my laid back surfing music session. Have a great weekend everyone.
After hearing Matthew Saul and Mark Stothard talking about how good the surf was going to be on Sunday I couldn’t help myself and headed down to Trigg Beach to watch the waves come thumping through. Its always heaps of fun and I managed to get a few decent shots as well. Thanks for the tip you two, is there a better way to spend a Sunday morning?
Imagine being able to fly around the world getting surf shots like this!
This is a self portrait of me just before I got sucked up by the wave and got thrown around like I was in a tumble dryer. I really have a lot more respect for in water wave and surf photographers after experiencing what they have to go through. I’m only swimming in small waves and surf, how do the guys in Hawaii do it? Anyhow if some of you are wondering what I look like, here I am. Though the lens has quite obviously distorted my face in all the wrong places.
Hope you guys have a good laugh at this photo.
Well this is my first attempt at something a little different so hopefully you’ll be kind to me. I’ve been memorised by wave photographs for years and I’ve finally taken the step and gone out and got myself an underwater housing. I’ve been out twice this week and its so much fun, though I must admit I’ve been thrown around heaps in the surf and ended up with lots of scrapes from the sand.
Its just so refreshing to dive into the water and have a play around for an hour or so and then hop out and watch the sunset before heading home. Clint Baker is also having a crack at this sort of photography as well so head over to his site to check his stuff out.
So will anyone else be joining Clint and I in the water?
I hope everyone is having a great and safe weekend!!!
This is a shot from where else but Injidup Point, where the surf is always nice. Well not always but it just seems that way when I’m down there. I’ve only been in the US for a few hours and I’m missing home already. Qantas have completed stuff up my flights so I’ve spent the past few hours in a hotel here in San Francisco waiting for another flight that leaves for Houston at midnight. I wish I hadn’t asked Melissa to carry my camera back to Perth now when we parted ways in Sydney. I could’ve got out to the Golden Gate Bridge and had an attempt at photographing that.
On a positive note I got some pretty awesome photos of Hobart and Cradle Mountain which I can’t wait to share with you guys when I get back home.
Hope you’re all having fun in the nice hot weather back home!
I just love standing at this spot and watching the waves roll past. This is just to the right of Sugar Loaf rock. The swell and surf coming past here is normally big and powerful and stops for no person. Quite often after a morning shoot I’ll either head to Injidup Point or here and just sit back with a coffee for an hour or so and watch the waves crash into the beach. Its such a soothing thing to do. For me its important to be near water, to see it, feel it and be immersed by it, its everything to me. It recharges me when I’m run down, and brings joy to everything I do.
Does anyone else feel the same way about water?
All comments are appreciated. 🙂
I was out and about this morning capturing some wave and surf photos when I saw these mini waves breaking right next to the beach. I thought they were pretty cool, they might’ve been small but they were still trying to look ferocious! If you look closely at this one you can see a bubble at the top of the wave. Freezing water in a moment is such an awesome thing to do, as each shot is unique no wave will ever break exactly the same way again. I love it!!! One day I’d love to travel to Hawaii during the big wave season and capture photos like Clark Little.
Enjoy the weekend,
Jamie Paterson Photography