Landscape Photographer from the South West of Western Australia

Archive for December, 2011

Surfing at Three Bears

These guys were pretty good – at least one was doing 360 degree turns in the air!

Surfing at Three Bears - #1

Surfing at Three Bears - #1


Surfing at Three Bears #2

Surfing at Three Bears #2


Surfing at Three Bears # 3

Surfing at Three Bears # 3


Surfing at Three Bears #4

Surfing at Three Bears #4


Surfing at Three Bears #5

Surfing at Three Bears #5


Yallingup dolphins

The images of the dolphins have been very popular, so here is another one.

Upside down dolphin

Upside down dolphin


I dont think this surfer saw the dolphins, even though a few seconds later three more burst out of the wave!


Surfer

Honeycombs surfer

Honeycombs surfer

I have not attempted to use long exposures when photographing surfers in the past. However yesterday I accidentally moved a dial while taking shots and set the camera up “incorrectly”. To my surprise some shots looked good (but not many). Today I tried to repeat it, this time concentrating on my technique. I was able to improve the “keeper” rate. I like the way these type of shots convey the sense of speed and spray surfers encounter – something that is missing from more typical surfing shots.
Here is another one.
Same day - another surfer

Same day - another surfer


Curling wave

Curling wave


Surfing dolphins at Yallingup

This group of four dolphins caught a wave at Yallingup this morning.

Surfing dolphins

Surfing dolphins


Yallingup Surf

The last two days has seen the best surf at Yallingup for a while. Here are some images. (I have a lot of others, so if anyone was surfing there over the last couple of days, I may have some shots of you. Contact me and if I do, I will send some that you can print).

Monday around 4:00PM

Monday around 4:00PM


A nice tube!

A nice tube!


He was on top of this wave!

He was on top of this wave!


Tuesday morning was bigger

Tuesday morning was bigger


Kids are the same the world over

All they want is a kiss from mum.

Kiss

Kiss


And a play with Mum.
Play

Play


And when they are tired they want mum to tuck them up in bed.
Bed

Bed


Dolphins

As I had a lot of requests for the rest of my shots of the surfing dolphins I have placed them on a separate page. Click on the Dolphin link at the top RH side of this page.