Photography, sport, surfing

Surf’s Up

Following on from my multimedia project handup in December, I bought a used disposable waterproof film camera, and brought it out for the first surf session of 2012. air temperature was around 5 deg C, water temp was 10 deg. C

After about two hours of catching fun waves, I got out of the water, took the camera out of the car, and – mistakenly – left the board and fins on dry land while trying my hand at surf photography.

It was not very easy with tired arms and legs, and having to wind on each frame with 5mm mitts ain’t easy while trying to stay afloat and dodging 5ft breaking waves. Still, we had a blast. Roll on the next swell.

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Photography

Life’s a Beach

I admit I have been really bad lately at updating the blog, I don’t have any genuine excuses, other than whenever the weather and conditions are right, I can be found in the sea with my bodyboard and a couple of surf buddies.

Recently I have been plagued with a horrible chest infection that seems to be lasting forever. I haven’t been in the sea for a few weeks now, but I still make the trip to the beach to see my friends in action.

So far this Autumn the swells have been pretty good. The water temperature is dropping (currently 12 deg.C) and I need to get myself some good quality boots and a hood. The longer I can spend in the water the better.

As you can see from the photos, I don’t have a telephoto lens. I think all of the photos here were taken with a 50mm lens. A 50mm lens covers just about most situations, but If you want to keep your camera dry shooting watersports, then you are gonna need a longer lens. I recently got a waterproof reusable film camera, so I hope to post some more extreme surf shots here in the near future.

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