The other day I headed down to Trigg Beach to get some more photos of the surfers cutting up the waves. I wanted to try and emulate a pervious shot I had done of a surfer at Trigg Beach but I’m pretty sure I’ve managed to do a better job this time. I wanted to the surfer to less blurry than he was last time, so I upped the shutter speed and I was a lot happier with the result. Both the surfer and the waves are a little more defined which sits well with me.
Again with this shot I find myself focusing more on the motion and emotion of the surfer and the wave than on all the details of the photo itself. I can feel the strength of the wave and the freedom the surfer gets from riding it. I think I’ll keep tinkering with this style of surf photography for a little while longer yet.
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!
I srpung out of bed at 7:30am (instead of 5am like I was supposed to!) and decided to head down to the beach to have a dip and grab a few wave photos. I’m so glad I did, it was beautiful. Melissa and Xavier chilled out in the sand whilst I got some pretty cool shots as the waves were breaking onto the beach. Its a shame that winter is fast approaching, there is nothing like waking up in the morning and heading off down to the beach. Hope you guys are all enjoying the weekend so far.
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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. 🙂