Mavericks!!! What I did while everyone was at the Swap:)

Discussion in 'Photography' started by fishnfst, Feb 14, 2010.

  1. fishnfst

    fishnfst Guest

    Today is one of the first days I felt at a disadvantage with a full frame camera :( I really miss the extra 50 percent reach that a Crop Sensor camera gave me.. My 300 is no longer long enough :(

    Got an invite from a friend whose boat I previously worked on.. I've never shot surfing before so didn't know what to expect.. Mavericks in itself was impressive ... HUGE waves...

    Conditions were nice, sunny, minimal cloud cover.... It is tough shooting from a boat thats rocking back and forward.. I started with my monopod and ended up putting it away and just handholding..

    At the dock in the morning I saw more huge glass than I've ever seen.. At any one time you could count 5-6 600's and 30-40 300 and 400's ... Canons far outnumbered the Nikons..

    The boat I went on was packed so I opted to shoot from the roof.. The benefit of being a previous crew member :D :D

    Off to the Samples...





    Look Ma No Hands

  2. euod

    euod Supporting Member

    Great pics. Thanks for sharing. How far away
    were you from the waves?
  3. fishnfst

    fishnfst Guest

    I'm not very good with distances but maybe 100 yards?
  4. screebo

    screebo Supporting Member

    OK, Extra credit is only fair here. Incredible pictures. Let me know if you want anything that I picked up at the swap! ;)
  5. bmhair03

    bmhair03 Guest

    WOW !!! All I can say! WOW!
  6. crazy. a few look a bit fake. especially the second. still hundred times better than my cameral or skills for that matter. LOL yo where you been doug ? i haven't seen your arse in ages
  7. fishnfst

    fishnfst Guest

    I had to recheck my eyes a couple of times.. A couple of the dudes were red like lobsters hahahah.. What up Chris!??!?! Just working like crazy with an occasional photo outing thrown in there...
  8. Ibn

    Ibn Supporting Member

    Just a bit more reach and these would have been phenomenal.
  9. fishnfst

    fishnfst Guest

    Wassup Eric.. I really need a 400 2.8 with the tc I'd have 560 f4 which would have been just about perfect.. There was almost too much light hahaha
    A couple of the shots were 420 f5.6 1/8000 hahahahah.. It depended on where in the wave they were.. It would fluctuate all the way down to 1/1600at times....
  10. Raddogz

    Raddogz Guest

    Wow - Awesome shots Doug!
  11. scuba71

    scuba71 Supporting Member

    WOW!!!! Kick@$$ pics. Thanks for sharing.
  12. Ibn

    Ibn Supporting Member

    Another reason for ND filters. :p
  13. fishnfst

    fishnfst Guest

    hahah I never thought that glass could be too fast hahahah.. so for the 300 I'd have to buy 52mm filters and put them onto the rear holder?
  14. Ibn

    Ibn Supporting Member


    Always expect too much light when shooting outdoors. ;)
  15. sfboarders

    sfboarders Guest

    Great photos! What's the price of the boat ride now? $250 still or $300?
  16. Elite

    Elite Guest

    wow great shots... look at those waves :O ..
  17. fishnfst

    fishnfst Guest

    Thanks for the comments guys.. Sfboarders I'm not sure.. I didn't pay to get on a boat so I don't know...
  18. JAR

    JAR Supporting Member

    is a sick picture!
  19. adolfo425

    adolfo425 Guest

    Great photos I was there in the afternoon I actually stopped by Half Moon Bay Brewery and watched Tuberider play some tunes.
  20. tuberider

    tuberider Guest


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