Pipeline Day 3 Afternoon

Oahu, Hawaii, 21 February 2015

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

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Anyone for a quick sprint through the surf?

These are the second half of the day’s images, from about 1:45pm. There is no good dawn light on the North coast of Oahu because the beaches are then in the shadow of the mountains.  We started about 10:30am and continued through to about 6:30pm.  I had a break for lunch from about 2pm to 3pm.

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When the lip of the wave comes down in the centre like this, you can surf either way.

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_14S1912 The tunnel is forming…

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This is Robin cleaning her tripod with sand and seawater to remove the smell after a dog shat on it.  Normally you keep tripods well away from seawater (and sand) but she did rinse it in fresh water later.

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Hawaii, Oahu, Photography, Pipeline, seascape, Surfing, Travel Sometimes I just photographed the waves without the surfers…

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It is now 4:30pm, the light is getting lower and the reflections of the sun are coming across the water.

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Twenty minutes later, looking in the opposite direction to the far distance, this is a very different view.

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And back to the surfers…

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The contest was still going on though there were also surfers further over who were not in the contest.

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That is another wave behind him, not clouds.

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And the final image with a very translucent wave in the late afternoon light.

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4 comments on “Pipeline Day 3 Afternoon

  1. leecleland says:

    Great shots again Murray and love the ones without the surfers too. That wave in the background in the second last image looks huge/massive was it really that big is there some distortion factor going on with the big lens?

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    • Murray Foote says:

      Thanks very much Lee. I’m not entirely sure. Perspective compression could well be a part of it. It might also be that the surfer wasn’t an adult and was surfing on a smaller wave closer to shore, though I don’t remember any children surfing at Pipeline. The wave were up to about 20 feet though some may have been larger. They are a fair way out from shore, hence the 600mm lens. Most images are uncropped or not much cropped.

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