When I saw this surfing shot on my computer after my Trigg Beach shoot on Saturday, I thought it was really funny, it really reminded me of that song ‘Walk like an Egyptian” by the Bangles this is exactly the same pose they were in during their music video.
Anyhow, in the past 18mths I’ve been out shooting heaps and have heard heaps of stories from you guys, the most dramatic one being Christian’s story about stalkers , but I’ve never experienced it myself until Saturday. I was quite happy shooting on Trigg Beach when this guy came out of the water with really bloodshot eyes and I reckon high as kite still and started yelling at me asking if I wanted him to catch a real wave. I laughed and said that would help me out heaps, which he found quite funny. He then decided that he was going to be my personal bouncer / photography director and started to yell at people if they got to close to me and yelling at the guys in the surf to ride good waves so that I could get better photos. Needless to say I was totally speechless and beetroot red by this stage. I mumbled that my card was now full and that I really appreciated his help in getting some surf photographs and started to make my way back up to the carpark. He started to follow me and I was thinking “70-200mm you’ve been a great lens to me, here is your chance to go out like a hero if he tries anything in the carpark”. Fortunately someone else distracted him on the way back up to the carpark and he started to yell and bark at him instead.
So with my first ‘weirdo’ experience under my belt hopefully I can now shoot in peace without being disturbed again! Why do they always seem to strike just as you”ve got your best photography lined up?
Have any of you guys had the full stalker experience as yet?
Saturday morning saw me down at Bennion Beach once again trying to capture water movement. I got lucky as there was some big waves that came thundering through which made it easy to capture the water movement that I was after. I’m stoked as well because this time I didn’t get soaked up to my waist by a rogue wave! Afterwards I drove down to Trigg Beach to watch all the guys surfing and getting thumped by the huge surf. I think I could easily do another three of four shoots at this beach to capture all the angles I’m after. 🙂
What did everyone else capture this weekend?
Jamie Paterson Photography
Well after checking out www.swellnet.com.au I saw that today was going to have some pretty decent waves and that the wind was going to be offshore for most of the day so I hit Trigg Beach at 8am this morning and obviously the word was already out as a massive crew was packing out the lineup. I captured some awesome shots with a number of guys getting heaps of air, I’ll save them for later. If this is the sort of waves we are getting in autumn I can’t wait to see what Winter throws at us once the sand banks built up.
Well Saturday saw me heading down to Trigg Beach to capture some more surfing shots as I knew the surf was up but also knew there was no landscape action happening here in Perth that morning. I got down there early and it was already very crowded at the point and I’m not surprised though as there was a decent and consistent swell coming through so I managed to snap quite a few good surf photos for the short time that I was there. There were some mini barrels happening at Trigg which was cool to see, even cooler was that a few people managed to sneak into some of them.
Has anyone else here tried Surf or Wave photography?
Its stacks of fun sitting on the beach watching the surfers, surf and seeing all the activity on the beach. Not sure that I could do it for hours on end, day in and day out though.
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