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OBX 2015 - Wave Riders - EM5 Mk II and 75-300/4.8-6.7 II (image heavy)

Discussion in 'Sports and Action' started by gryphon1911, Jul 6, 2015.

  1. gryphon1911

    gryphon1911 Mu-43 Hall of Famer

    Mar 13, 2014
    Central Ohio, USA
    Andrew
    OBX = Outer Banks of North Carolina, which are a series of barrier islands off the coast of the state in the USA.

    I was going to call this thread "surfers" but that seemed too narrow a definition.
    This will encompass anyone that rides the waves. :D 

    Spent a week in Kill Devil Hills this year vacationing with family. To say this place is a target rich environment is an understatement.

    All images in this thread were shot with the Olympus OMD EM5 Mk II and Olympus 75-300/4.8-6.7

    The majority of the surfer and paddleboarder shots were taken in electronic shutter mode, which allowed the EM5 Mk II to shoot at an decent 11fps. EXIF data for 99% of the images were 1/2000, f/4.8 - f/6.7 at ISO 200-400. I shot short little bursts to allow for the focusing to be more precise. I saw no issues with warping from the use of the electronic shutter.

    The bright beach sunlight was ample for the 75-300mm lens. The EM5 Mk II was sufficient, although I learned early that the C-AF was still worthless, and shooting S-AF is still the way to go. The EM1 with the PDAF and firmware 3.0 is still the sports action kind in the Olympus lineup.

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  2. 50orsohours

    50orsohours Mu-43 Hall of Famer Subscribing Member

    Oct 13, 2013
    Portland Oregon
    Excellent work!
     
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  3. gryphon1911

    gryphon1911 Mu-43 Hall of Famer

    Mar 13, 2014
    Central Ohio, USA
    Andrew
    Thank you! !
     
  4. 50orsohours

    50orsohours Mu-43 Hall of Famer Subscribing Member

    Oct 13, 2013
    Portland Oregon
    Welcome!
     
  5. Speedliner

    Speedliner Mu-43 Hall of Famer Subscribing Member

    Mar 2, 2015
    Southern NJ, USA
    Rob
    Nice. 17 reminds me of a Jaws movie.
     
  6. Replytoken

    Replytoken Mu-43 Hall of Famer

    May 7, 2012
    Puget Sound
    Ken
    Andrew,

    Nice work. Were you in a boat or on the shoreline?

    --Ken
     
  7. Phocal

    Phocal Mu-43 Hall of Famer

    Jan 3, 2014
    Houston
    Great shots and congrats on the feature. I wish I had a place to shoot surfing that was close.

    Did you use a CP filter at all?
     
  8. chipshot713

    chipshot713 Mu-43 All-Pro Subscribing Member

    May 24, 2012
    Pearland, Texas
    Kelly
    @Phocal@Phocal check this website out, g-townsurf.com besides being an old surfer Bill Hill is a good photographer on the island.
     
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  9. Phocal

    Phocal Mu-43 Hall of Famer

    Jan 3, 2014
    Houston
    Thanks for the link
     
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  10. BSH

    BSH Mu-43 Veteran

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    Jan 18, 2012
    WI
    Looks crowded, and fun. Visited there once, loved it. Great pics.
     
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  11. dh202

    dh202 Mu-43 Regular

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    Virginia, USA
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  12. gryphon1911

    gryphon1911 Mu-43 Hall of Famer

    Mar 13, 2014
    Central Ohio, USA
    Andrew
    Shoreline with the EM5 Mk II and the Oly 75-300/4.8-6.7

    No CP filter. Almost SOOC JPGs. Just a little Lightroom adjustments here and there.
     
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  13. kevinparis

    kevinparis Cantankerous Scotsman Subscribing Member

    Feb 12, 2010
    Gent, Belgium
    I am lucky enough to visit Maui 2 or 3 times a year (Partners father lives there:) ).

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    Last year I got into trying to shoot surfers... I hate water with a passion !!!

    These 2 threads cover my attempts, first with the E-M1 and 50-200 plus teleconvertor, and then with the 300 plus teleconvertor. I am off there in a couple of weeks

    Lets go surfin'

    Surfing

    Also more shots in flickr albums here

    Surfin' USA

    surfing

    Honolua Beach Surfing

    K
     
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