Went down to the beach (which was washed away since I was there 3 days ago) in hopes of a cool sunset. TS Debby blocked anything remotely similar to a majestic sunset, but she did give us nice ocean-like waves, which the surfers and kite-surfers took advantage of. I've never done any type of sports photography, but couldn't resist giving it a try.
I was using a Canon 75-300, and along with 30mph winds, it was tough to keep my focusing point (center) where I wanted it, and as a result, almost all are oof, and I was in servo. In any case, I had a question about the two images below. Which one gives the better impression of him flying as high as he was? How would you guys have tried to capture this moment? I like #1, but the ground reference in #2 I think helps the viewer grasp his height.
IMG_7198w by KirkS518, on Flickr
IMAGE LINK: http://www.flickr.com/photos/beefer518/7452744404/
IMG_7199w by KirkS518, on Flickr