Posted: March 7th, 2010 | Author: Mike | Filed under: Photography | Tags: 28-80mm L, anemone, beach, Canon 5D, waves | No Comments »
Finally, I felt good enough to get out of the house today! With Nate in tow, I drove up the coast to check out the place where I caught my first really memorable wave. I was riding a borrowed 1970′s 8’6″ Skip Frye with a crazy vee bottom. I remember making a bottom turn and feeling the sensation of being on what felt like an endless wave. It’s a perfect little wave too.
Today, there wasn’t much size to it, but there was nobody on it. I mean nobody. I’ve seen it plenty of days this size with a dozen people paddling around each other to get one of these tasty little morsels.
Of course, I was watching Nate so I didn’t even have my board with me so I just tried not to look at all the little waves go unridden. Instead, we tried to find some cool shells and picked up some trash here and there until it was time to head off the the park as I had promised.
Nate showing off his balance
A crazy neon green anemone (no Photoshop, I promise)
Ready to head to our next destination
Posted: February 8th, 2010 | Author: Mike | Filed under: Photography | Tags: Canon Powershot SD700 IS, ocean, water shot, waves | 1 Comment »
It took a few days for the conditions to clean up to the point where I could try another outing with the water camera. The waves were glassy and the wind was slightly offshore holding up the waves a bit so I was able to capture a couple of hollow ones. I still have yet to catch one that I’m completely happy with, but it sure is fun trying.
Special thanks again to Rick G. for letting me use his camera. Cheers!
Hollow and Empty
Posted: February 4th, 2010 | Author: Mike | Filed under: Photography | Tags: beach, Canon Powershot SD700 IS, ocean, water shot, waves | 2 Comments »
This morning, I grabbed a couple waves then switched out my board for some swim fins and a waterproof camera. A friend let me borrow his Canon Powershot SD700 IS with a waterproof housing so that I could try my hand at some shots of waves. I have to say that I had an absolute blast being in the water with that camera.
I was trying to get a picture from inside the tube, but this was my first outing with a water camera so I found it to be a bit harder than I expected. While I personally got barreled a few times, I didn’t capture the images to prove it. I’ll give it a shot again tomorrow if the waves cooperate.
Here my 1st attempt at a tube shot plus another couple pictures of waves from the opposite perspective.
1st Attemp at Tube Shot
An Empty Wave
Another Empty Wave
Posted: January 21st, 2010 | Author: Mike | Filed under: Photography | Tags: 28-80mm L, Canon 20D, jetty, long exposure, ocean, rain, surf, waves | 3 Comments »
I have this habit of turning left when I get to the beach because that is how I go to head down to my local spot. In fact, when I think about it, that is kind of how I surf. I probably go left on waves 90% of the time.
This morning, I decided to break from my habit and I turned right and I was happy I did. I was pretty happy with my results from this morning’s shoot. It started to rain just as I started walking back to the car so I timed it pretty nicely. Lucky me.
Cement Jetty Perspective 1
Cement Jetty Perspective 2
Posted: January 19th, 2010 | Author: Mike | Filed under: Photography | Tags: dawn patrol, ocean, smoke stacks, surf check, waves | 1 Comment »
Headed out early this morning for a quick surf check and was treated to this!
Smoke Stacks in Pink
View from Grand