Before Dawn Patrol

AND THE LIGHT SHALL SHOW YOU THE WAY!!! Got together with my buddy Neal before work on Monday 9/30 in Long Beach, NY. If you not up on current events, the North Atlantic is currently in the middle of the weakest Hurricane season in the last 100 years (maybe I’m being a little dramatic).  We are waved starved and will hump an glimpse of swell we get. In effort to squeeze a couple of more rides out of the swell, we got to the beach around 5:30am, a solid 45minutes before first light and an hour before sunrise. Easy enough for Neal he’s just got to ride the wave, I have to focus on a moving target in the dark while bobbing up and down trying to get a usable image. The only way I can get a usable image in “no light” is with a flash, luckily I have a waterproof flash housing to go along with my Camera.

I didn’t get too many usable photos when it was pitch dark, but this one some how was crisp as day light. You can tell by the blur of the light in the back ground that there was more then a little movement going on. Aperture 40, F-Stop 2.8, Flash 1/8  ISO 500

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You can tell by the difference in light from the first photo that I must have spent 15-20 minutes without getting another usable photos and this one is a little shaky

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I was getting great color shooting into the sun but positioning myself close enough for the flash to be affective was a little tricky

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I have to give credit where it’s due, imagine get flashed at 8fps (frames per second) in the dark and keeping your cool to pull off style like this

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It stunk that we had to go to work so early but you do what you have to get waves.

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2 responses

  1. Austin Glidewell

    Always excited to see the new photos. When are you coming back to lake worth fl

    Austin Glidewell, Sales/Marketing Urban Home 11701 Lake Victoria Gardens Ave. Suite 3109 Palm Beach Gardens, FL 33410 Office 561.318.6014 | Fax561.318.6015 Cell: 561.225.5123 Email:austin.urbanhome@gmail.com Web Site:www.urbanhomepb.com

    October 2, 2013 at 8:01 pm

    • I usually try to head down there for the holidays but not sure I’m going to make it this year, trying to hit the Pacific this year

      October 2, 2013 at 8:04 pm

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