Rocky Point Day 1

Oahu, Hawaii, 19 February 2015

Day one of a surfing photography workshop with Michael Clark and Brian Bielmann.

.

Hawaii, Oahu, Photography, Rocky Point, seascape, Surfing, Travel .

On 18 February I undertook the long flight from Canberra to Honolulu, which confusingly left at 12.45pm and arrived at 7.30am on the same day.  This is just after dawn, getting close to Honolulu, with the sun partly hidden behind the wing of the plane.

The next day the workshop commenced.  It was based at the Turtle Bay Resort, on the north-east corner of Oahu, where the rooms are $375 per night after discount.  Fortunately, months earlier I had talked to a woman in the queue at the Los Angeles Domestic Airport who told me of a friend who let rooms and I was able to stay in a townhouse close by.

The two leaders of the workshop were Michael Clark, adventure photographer and technical guru, and Brian Bielmann,  epic surf photographer with a career starting in the 1970s.  Surf conditions had been unsuitable for several weeks but it was improving.  However, this morning the surf was flat so we had several presentations on subjects including Lightroom, colour management and surfing photography.

 

.

Hawaii, Oahu, Photography, Rocky Point, seascape, Surfing, Travel

Later in the afternoon, the surf picked up somewhat so we headed to nearby Rocky Point for some photography.

.

Hawaii, Oahu, Photography, Rocky Point, seascape, Surfing, Travel

Because the surf was fairly small there were some quite young surfers testing the waves.

.

Hawaii, Oahu, Photography, Rocky Point, seascape, Surfing, Travel
.

Hawaii, Oahu, Photography, Rocky Point, seascape, Surfing, Travel.

.

Hawaii, Oahu, Photography, Rocky Point, seascape, Surfing, Travel .

.

Hawaii, Oahu, Photography, Rocky Point, seascape, Surfing, Travel .

.

Hawaii, Oahu, Photography, Rocky Point, seascape, Surfing, Travel

A fair distance away (to the north east) there were a couple walking on the sand.

.

Hawaii, Oahu, Photography, Rocky Point, seascape, Surfing, Travel

… and in the other direction, also in the distance, there was a couple standing in the water as the wash of the waves came in.

.

Hawaii, Oahu, Photography, Rocky Point, seascape, Surfing, Travel
The afternoon was approaching evening and the light was going down…

.

Hawaii, Oahu, Photography, Rocky Point, seascape, Surfing, Travel

.

.

Hawaii, Oahu, Photography, Rocky Point, seascape, Surfing, Travel

.

.Hawaii, Oahu, Photography, Rocky Point, seascape, Surfing, Travel

.

.Hawaii, Oahu, Photography, Rocky Point, seascape, Surfing, Travel

This post replaces a previous temporary one.  There is the addition of comments and all images are new or reworked.

.

9 comments on “Rocky Point Day 1

  1. leecleland says:

    Enjoyed the commentary Murray and I still like the images, some great action shots, can’t wait for more of the workshop results.

    Like

    • Murray Foote says:

      Thanks very much Lee. There will be six posts altogether, or seven if I manage to access underwater shots we did in a swimming pool and they’re worth posting. They’ll probably be about one post every two days.

      Like

  2. Surfing Workshop? Sweet! And the action images are excellent. Looking forward to Day 2

    Like

  3. AMAZING shots! Would you be interested in having your photos featured on our website? We’re an Oahu based peer to peer gear rental site (a big focus on surf rental) with a community hub, we share photos and stories for our viewers to check out while they’re renting local gear. Check out the site and let me know if you’d be interested! http://Www.outdoorjunkiez.com / outdoorjunkiez@gmail.com

    Like

    • Murray Foote says:

      Thank you! Yes, that would be fine. I just ask that you don’t modify the images (including the watermarks), acknowledge me and include a link to the blog. The underlying images (eg when you click on a blog image) are 1024 pixels wide/high which I presume is fine for your purposes. There will be six surfing posts in all from the Workshop over the next couple of weeks.

      Like

  4. […] Rocky Point Day 1 […]

    Like

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s