This is the 2nd set from Thursday, I was there for a few hours shooting, I have been working on my technique for shooting land based surfing. I used the Canon 5D mk II and the 2.8f L 400mm lens with a 2X Teleconverter. The 5D mk II doesn’t have a fast frame rate, but with a full size sensor and 24 meg a pixel sensor I can crop half the image away and still have a plenty of image quality for printing images. I use Apple photography program Aperture. The first thing I do is down load all the images to my computer. Then I start to grade the images, Apertures auto stacking makes this a very fast.
The surf was good this afternoon. I head to 2nd Light and drug out the big lens and did some shooting. I was using a 5d mkII and a 2.8f L 400mm to allow me to get a bit closer I used a tele converter to push the focal length out to 800mm. This allowed me to get even closer to the action, most rides where at the first break.
(NOTE: If you don’t see your self, drop me a note jonsl at sluder dot net and tell me the day and what you where riding)
The local rock climbing gym, On the Edge Climbing Gym, had a ABS climbing competition. The event was all bouldering or climbing short but complex routes that where less than 10 – 15ft. The climbers do not use ropes, all the gear that is needed is shoes and chalk.
Molly Roger Roller Girls present a Zombie Beauty Pageant October 17th at 8pm at Kelly’s Irish Pub in Melbourne. Music guests Section Eight.
I will be draging out my camera to this event, these are always a blast.
The BMX King Stunt Team did a show in Palm Bay at the opening of a new AT&T store. I dug out the camera and caught their 3pm show. What I found surprising was that fact the groups ages where in the 20’s and 30’s, not teens. They put on an impressive show, well worth the wait in the hot sun.