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Airborne

Airborne

After taking breaks from the camera I like to get out and shoot for a bit before I pick it up again for a job. It doesn’t have to be anything too complex or challenging. It’s so that while I am shooting, operating the camera controls just become second nature again and I don’t have to think about things too much. I think about composition and exposure, aperture and such but not about which dial do I need to turn in which direction to change my settings, it all just flows automatically.

And with my first job locked in for this coming weekend, so it was I took myself to Maroubra yesterday for a day at the beach shooting the Red Bull Airborne. They may have been small waves but they were still getting some airtime in.

I also got to play around with my 500mm lens. It’s not a lens that sees the light of day too much. It can be a little slow to focus and a little too big for the things I normally shoot. Plus you need a lot of light. It’s perfect for surfing, especially when it’s mounted on a cropped sensor

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Golden Ride Magazine

Golden Ride Magazine

Aline Bock, Golden Ride, Germany

Snowboarder Aline Bock crosses over into the surfing world

I was contacted by a friend of mine, Aline Bock, with the request to do a couple of surfing shots for Golden Ride Magazine while she was down here in Sydney. Aline is a world class snowboarder and Golden Ride were looking to do a story on women who have crossed over and do both surfing and snowboarding. We did the shoot early one morning at Sydney’s famous Bondi Beach. The waves were packed even at that early hour in the morning but we managed to find a quiet corner and get a fwe shots done. If you have looked through my blog before you might remember Aline’s name from when I shot with her in Austria and did a profile on her which you can find by clicking here

Aline Bock, Golden Ride, Germany

Snowboarder Aline Bock crosses over into the surfing world

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Surfing, Dee Why Point

Surfing, Dee Why Point

It’s been a great couple of months for sizeable swells coming to the beaches of Sydney. Again the swell has picked up. Peaking around 10ft yesterday afternoon. This morning I swung by Dee why point for a bit of a look. I have always had trouble shooting at the Point. It’s a spot where a really long lens is needed so you can shoot from further up the beach or of course an underwater housing and to get out there amongst it. If I keep shooting surf shots I am definitely going to have to think about this.

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Surfing Narrabeen

Surfing Narrabeen

The swell came in again to Narrabeen Beach on Sydney’s Northern beaches. Big, hollow waves brought out surfers out again. These shots were taken on Tuesday morning so although there was a few people out the working day kept the crowds away.

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Day 2: Big Swell at Narrabeen

Day 2: Big Swell at Narrabeen

The morning brought with it smooth hollow waves. I spent the first couple of hours shooting again at Marquesas at Narrabeen. It was a beautiful sunrise with only a couple of clouds on the horizon, a nice change after all the rain over the last few days.
Marquesas can be a quite heavy shore break and a couple of people have come out of the water with snapped boards over the last couple of days but for those that pull it off the rewards can be great. In case you missed yesterdays post you can find the shots here

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Surfing at Marquesas, Narrabeen

Surfing at Marquesas, Narrabeen

Recent storms have whipped up a solid swell here in Sydney. I got down to Marqesas at Narrabeen Beach on Sydney’s Northern Beaches and got a few shots done. The light conditions was quite variable. It was grey when I first got there but right at sunset a beautiful golden light shone through for a few minutes. I tried to keep shooting after sunset but it got dark quite quickly I’m hoping to get down there also early tomorrow morning and pick up the sunrise with a nice swell. Hopefully there will be plenty of people out surfing..

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