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Jan 06, 2011 07:27 |  #1

OK, so for my sins I live on the island of Bali in Indonesia. In looking for a hobby to stay in shape and having always been a water person I took to surf photography but from within the water. This means I swim around with a housing, helmet and Body Boarding fins in some of the best surf waves in Indonesia if not the Planet.

I've been doing this only for about five months now so starting to get very happy in the water and being able to better read the conditions and where I should or shouldn't be in relation to particular wave sets etc.

Anyway, here's a shot that I am super happy with and one that was realized just a couple of days ago. Shot with a Canon 500D in a Liquid Eye Surf Housing. Lens is a Canon 10-22mm set at Aperture Priority f8 ISO200 so as to allow shutters of around 1/640th and above. Real early morning session hence the hues, and only because the camera was pointing to the sun do I believe that I was able to get a high enough shutter given the low ambient light at that time.

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Jan 06, 2011 09:41 |  #2

Awesome shot!


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Jan 06, 2011 10:04 |  #3

First off jealous, second nice shot, shutter was plenty fast enough.


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Jan 06, 2011 10:06 |  #4

Awesome shot... very cool angle. Feels like I'm there


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Jan 06, 2011 10:43 |  #5

Super shot! I love the contrast of warm and cool tones and the way the water frames the figure. Well done!


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Jan 06, 2011 12:47 |  #6

Wow, thats awesome - how do you manage to not get tossed by the waves?




  
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Jan 06, 2011 12:52 |  #7

really nice angle. not seen anything like it before. hope to see more


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Jan 06, 2011 13:39 |  #8

Sick photo! Love it :)


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Jan 06, 2011 17:19 |  #9

Hey thanks for all the very nice comments, much appreciated.

@cannonballgsu - Urrrmmm, I do get tossed by the waves, sometimes very big waves, hence the helmet and breath hold training. Large waves, 6ft plus, if thick enough can really hurt, their force when they break is also enough to pull you under, it's called the 'hold down'. You just have to wait for the wave to finish with you before heading up. Sometimes that feels like an eternity....but its also a beautiful thing.....

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Jan 06, 2011 17:22 |  #10

That shot is just as cool. Waves in South Florida are lucky to break 6 inches. haha well until a Hurricane hits and the ocean is the last place you want to be even though that is when most of the surfers surface.


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Jan 07, 2011 10:18 |  #11

I love where you live. Very nice shots! And I see the angel!


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Jan 07, 2011 21:55 |  #12

Nice...great shot! The water looks super warm versus 55 degree San Diego water.

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OK, so for my sins I live on the island of Bali in Indonesia. In looking for a hobby to stay in shape and having always been a water person I took to surf photography but from within the water. This means I swim around with a housing, helmet and Body Boarding fins in some of the best surf waves in Indonesia if not the Planet.

I've been doing this only for about five months now so starting to get very happy in the water and being able to better read the conditions and where I should or shouldn't be in relation to particular wave sets etc.

Anyway, here's a shot that I am super happy with and one that was realized just a couple of days ago. Shot with a Canon 500D in a Liquid Eye Surf Housing. Lens is a Canon 10-22mm set at Aperture Priority f8 ISO200 so as to allow shutters of around 1/640th and above. Real early morning session hence the hues, and only because the camera was pointing to the sun do I believe that I was able to get a high enough shutter given the low ambient light at that time.

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Jan 08, 2011 06:11 |  #13

Yep, just a tad warmer, around 78 degrees. Sometimes I'll spend around three to four hours in the water so nice to have comfortable temperatures.


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