Lets go surfin'

Discussion in 'Street, Documentary, and Portrait' started by kevinparis, Sep 21, 2015.

  1. kevinparis

    kevinparis Cantankerous Scotsman

    Feb 12, 2010
    Gent, Belgium
    way way out my comfort zone here... chest high in water, shooting surfing for the first time, knowing nothing about surfing...with a camera/lens/adaptor combo thats not totally weather resistant... (50-200/ TC14, non water resistant MMF2 on an E-M1) and getting sunburnt as only a true scotsman does... still not bad for a first go.... sometimes you just have to try new stuff

    21565156876_de5910d1a1_b. P9200055 by kevinparis, on Flickr



    21403506828_debd254ea4_b. P9200073 by kevinparis, on Flickr



    21403305580_97c2fabba6_b. P9200150 by kevinparis, on Flickr



    21600197541_6b64b9950a_b. P9200038 by kevinparis, on Flickr



    21565161626_caca272f87_b. P9200055 by kevinparis, on Flickr



    21404423779_a775ecc1e2_b. P9200064 by kevinparis, on Flickr





    cheers



    K
     
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  2. bigboysdad

    bigboysdad Mu-43 All-Pro

    Aug 25, 2013
    Sydney/ London
    I think I recall you recently saying words to the effect that you've had a bit of a shocker behind the lens in the first half of this year. If so, its obviously inspired you to try something different resulting in those excellent images. Well done.
     
  3. kevinparis

    kevinparis Cantankerous Scotsman

    Feb 12, 2010
    Gent, Belgium
    Thanks....sometimes you just have to get out there and shoot... in my case literally out there in the water !!! which is not my favourite place!!!

    cheers

    K
     
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  4. tkbslc

    tkbslc Mu-43 Hall of Famer

    Very well shot and executed. Only complaints I have would be the harsh lighting, but that's just down to the time of day.
     
  5. kevinparis

    kevinparis Cantankerous Scotsman

    Feb 12, 2010
    Gent, Belgium
    thanks

    agreed the lighting was not ideal both photographically and physically to me... I will be nursing a bright red forehead for the next few days.

    My shooting location was only a couple of minutes from the beach and the house I was staying at, so, as is it was hard to chimp in bright sunlight with water up to your waist, I did a couple trips back to check out shots. My best solution seemed to be on Manual - 1/2000, f8 and auto ISO. I probably could have gone to a higher shutter speed.

    the images you see are cropped pretty heavily - final image is around 3000 x 2000 pixels, maybe a bit more - good enough for a 10 x 8 I would guess. Also did some dodging on the actual surfers in PP ( Aperture) which probably could do with some refining.

    The whole exercise was a learning experience, and though I leave for LA today and then back to Belgium, I should be here again in November and will give it another try

    cheers

    K
     
  6. kevinparis

    kevinparis Cantankerous Scotsman

    Feb 12, 2010
    Gent, Belgium
  7. kevinparis

    kevinparis Cantankerous Scotsman

    Feb 12, 2010
    Gent, Belgium
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  8. dornblaser

    dornblaser Mu-43 Hall of Famer

    Aug 13, 2012
    Chicago-area
    David Dornblaser
    I particularly liked the fifth shot, where you captured the surfer grinning.
     
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  9. Djarum

    Djarum Super Moderator

    Dec 15, 2009
    Huntsville, AL, USA
    Jason
    Really good set, first time out doing that or not.
     
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  10. nstelemark

    nstelemark Mu-43 Hall of Famer

    May 28, 2013
    Halifax, Nova Scotia Canada
    Larry
    Nice.
     
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  11. kevinparis

    kevinparis Cantankerous Scotsman

    Feb 12, 2010
    Gent, Belgium
    Found myself back in Maui sooner than I expected, but on my last day here before returning to a no doubt cold a chilly Belgium, I thought I would go up to where the big boys surf at Honolua Bay, just scoping it out for future visits.

    Half an hour and 300 plus shots later there were a few keepers... think I will be back!!!

    Let me emphasise I am not a surfer.. you will never get me in that or any water...until a month ago I had never even considered the possibility of shooting surfers...still don't understand how it all works, but its fun to shoot

    again all E-M1 with 50-200 and EC14 teleconvertor

    21940225764_ecce1f5286_b. PA280255 by kevinparis, on Flickr

    21941514473_b6292305f3_b. PA280547 by kevinparis, on Flickr

    22374742900_74e8d7e3b6_b. PA280443 by kevinparis, on Flickr

    21939946604_c0f01b0203_b. PA280407 by kevinparis, on Flickr

    [​IMG]PA280295 by kevinparis, on Flickr

    22549113512_8c860e5daa_b. PA280182 by kevinparis, on Flickr

    cheers

    K
     
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  12. Clicka

    Clicka Mu-43 Regular

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    Jan 28, 2014
    Vancouver
    Peter Campbell
    That's great to get out and shoot something totally new like that. And some wicked shots too.
     
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