Ireland, Photography, sport, surfing

Lone Surfer at Sunset

The clocks went forward on Saturday night, and now we have extra daylight in the evenings: Great for sunset surf sessions. Conditions were good; gentle offshore breeze, 3-5ft swell, and, after a grey day, the sun finally made an appearance.

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SB_20140331_0063_webGotta get myself a longer lens. These were all shot on a 50mm Summicron, which is a great lens, but something like a 90mm or longer is really required for sports photography if you want to get right in the action.

 

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5 thoughts on “Lone Surfer at Sunset

  1. Just a comment about the lens and getting close to the action: too many surf photos get too close to the surfer in the wave, and we don’t get to see enough of the water and beach conditions, but in your post here, we can see more of the setting, which emphasizes he’s out alone, but which also shows more of the type of break and wave and time of day etc. Great post.

    • Hi, thanks for your comments. I hear what you are saying. I guess the majority of surf publications use high impact photos, which quite often tend to be closeups. Its always nice to see things from a different perspective.

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