Friday, 16 November 2007

a shot before a surf today

Above, a shot before a surf today.
Below, some more from Sunday past


MERC on 19 November, 2007 08:54 said...

Your shot timing is sweet, transitional moves are good shots too as you have shown. As for in the water shots, aren't those cheap throw aways pretty good for starters?

Nic on 19 November, 2007 15:27 said...

yes, cheap is good to start.. I do actually have a proper digital camera with mpeg capability that has a water housing, but am too scared to stick it in the housing, incase something happens.. i found it was really difficult to paddle around with the camera .. so want to practice a bit more.. i think the problem was that the 35mm camera had a terrible 'focus free' lens.

MERC on 20 November, 2007 08:25 said...

You doing the right thing from what I have read about water photography. Do you go out on a board, or mat with fins, or free swim?
Oh and sadly I read from the're going to lose/wreck gear in the water, but hell, you're going to have fun doing it eh!
Note, some water photogs pre-focus, swim into position and shoot with the cam extended above their head, dangerous, but you can always duck dive if the fecker runs you over.

Nic on 20 November, 2007 09:01 said...

Its the loosing and wrecking gear I am concerned about. I actually paddled out on a 9'1 with the camera strap in my mouth, I tried the hook it around my upper arm, but the camera just bashed against the rail while paddling. Second time I got my daughter to paddle out with it on her shortboard swop for a lift plus :0)
I am not going to use that camera housing again the pic quality is just too bad/soft focus and blarey colours.. will try sort something else.

MERC on 20 November, 2007 10:04 said...

If you're going to paddle out with it on a board, gaffer tape is yo friend. Tape the cam to the board, then when you're out the back untape it and off you go, but you'll find you may be put of the sweet spot (the trough!). Although I wouldn't float round free swimming in the lineup in Dunners anyway, especially Murderers!


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