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Old Dec 29, 2009, 12:49 AM   #1
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Went down to the beach this morning to watch the surfers. Got several nice shots, including this one. Could that be Spiderman?
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Old Dec 29, 2009, 1:12 AM   #2
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And one more from this morning's outing. Canon 5D II, EF 100-400L.
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Old Dec 31, 2009, 3:30 AM   #3
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Walter,
Where are you taking these from. You seem to have great vantage point.
nice job.
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Walter, I was going to warn you with that first shot, you might get wet. In the second shot, I think you did it! Great job.

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Thanks, guys. Selvin, I was actually standing on the pier, which extends out well beyond where most of the surfers are catching the best waves. A perfect vantage point. With a south facing beach, the sun comes up on the left side and sets on the right. So, I photograph the surfers on the right side in the morning, since the sun is at my back. The reverse in the late afternoon.
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I am envious that you can get that close to the action. For us you need at least a 200mm lens to get anything that resembles a human being. Most of the surfing action takes place well over 100 yards off shore. There are a lot of folks with bazooka sized lens and the folks with PS cameras snap away hoping for the best.
I'm not downplaying the whole awesomeness of the waves and the folks who ride these mountains of water. But I wish things were tad closer sometimes. Probably means that the spectators couldn't be on the beach to see the action. Oh well you can't win them all. Thanks for sharing.
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