Scored the Perfect Day spread in new June 2013 issue of Surfer Magazine. It was about as good as it gets in my book. I’d been swimming for a few hours and forced myself to get out and shoot a couple lineups from the beach. I was running around like a chicken with it’s head cut off trying to take advantage of the perfect conditions and golden light, which is a rare combo on the Outer Banks. It’s usually one or the other. All of the elements finally came together here.
Decided to shoot exclusively with my 50mm lens in Frisco on Friday to make it interesting. Being limited to one focal length forces you to move around to compose an image and be more creative. It was quite liberating. If I had to pick only one prime lens it would be the 50. Consider it to be the most versatile lens. Here are a few frames from a gloomy day on the south beach. Always an adventure on Hatteras Island.
Eastern Surf Magazine featured this image from my recent trip to the Caribbean as the newest White Balance photo, a slideshow feature that highlights the challenges of nailing the photo. It’s a signature carve by Virginia Beach’s Phil Goold in beautiful backlit conditions. Head over to the site for the recipe for the image. http://www.easternsurf.
Here’s a lineup from yesterday framed by an old wooden fishing pier. It’s been such a fun run of surf. Hope it continues into the warmer Spring months.
Just purchased a 5D Mark 3. Really excited about it. Here’s a couple random photos taken while testing it out last couple days. Going to be a stellar wedding and portrait camera.
So stoked to have 2 spreads in the new issue of Surfing Magazine. One of which is my favorite surf photo to date! Jesse Hines standing tall in a giant lighthouse barrel with Joey Crum rooting him on from the shoulder. This is what East Coast surfing is all about baby! My phone has been blowing up with calls and texts from people claiming its the best surf photo they’ve ever seen from the east coast. Truly an honor! So much hard work, time, and dedication went into making this 2 page spread happen. Be sure to pick up a copy to see the other spread from Doomsday in Rodanthe and as always thanks for the support!
It could get pretty ugly next week as we are forecasted to get rocked by a nor’easter Wed-Fri. The sand dunes were no match for the surf on Wednesday morning in Rodanthe and Buxton and it wasn’t a significant storm event…can’t imagine what it will look like with a 15-20 foot swell and 40-50 mph north winds. There is an old wives tale that if you hear thunder in the winter months, you will see snow within 10 days…
Cash Barris makes surfing the LH backside look all too easy. Here he is locked in post-sunset Sunday evening. Air temp was plummeting with windchill in the teens. Took me a couple hours to thaw out, but it was worth it. Love swimming at the first when the current is manageable watching the boys getting barrel after barrel. They were all just a blur at this point.