Catching it while it’s good

I’m always getting excited about what I got rather then what I can have. I got a chance to travel to Tampa Bay, FL and usually when I visit this part of the country I don’t think I’m going to score waves. I’ve seen the Gulf of Mexico at it’s best but most of the time it’s lake placid. Well I scored waves, otherwise you would have to endure another “Artistic” post about the mottled composition of some strange topic against the contract of the setting sun. Lucky for you.

I got to Clearwater Beach around 6:30pm after work, it was dark grey, cold and windy. Not exactly perfect picture weather but I made the best of what I got. I had to use a flash, which requires low aperture settings, which in turn blurs everything that isn’t illuminated since everything is moving so fast.  But I managed to produce some great images that really shows what it means to be a Gulf Coast surfer.

This guy had style for miles, I got the most photos of him because he was killing it the whole time.

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You don’t always get the warmest welcome at local surf spots in Florida but this guy had a smile on his face the whole time.


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I love to bust out the flash on dark night that are clear but when it grey it’s not always easy to get shots. I lucked out a lot and was able to catch a few keepers. You’ll notice that it’s hard to get a clear focus but on some photos it actually adds to the action.

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The Surfing Photog will continue to travel and seek out new spots if you keep looking, Mahalo

4 responses

  1. GP

    Reblogged this on misentopop.

    April 9, 2013 at 7:14 am

  2. Mike Martin

    Keep up the good work!
    I am a kneelo too; if you ever come to Oregon, well, its usually overhead for half men. I had rotator cuff surgery after 20 years of stand-up surfin, now I gotta have fin power cuz my shoulder just ain’t that good anymore….
    Some smart alec asked me “Hows that kneeboarding working out for you” and I answered, your mom wasn’t complaining last night! Ha Ha

    April 11, 2013 at 11:15 am

    • I can’t kneeboard, seriously I have crazy boney knees and it just hurts. I’ve surfed a few spot in OR and it’s always over head, best surf in the country, just hardly any sun.

      April 13, 2013 at 6:50 am

  3. mike martin

    I use Vipers and they really hurt/bruise the knuckles of my toes; but its worth it.

    April 14, 2013 at 11:40 am

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