West Coast Surf

Discussion in 'Sports' started by Darren Bradnock, Jan 18, 2012.

  1. Went to Auckland to pic something up and took a bit of a tiki tour back home, here's a few shots i took why i was in Taranaki.

    loving the 70-200mm 2.8L mk2......
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    Back lit late afternoon.....
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  2. Thomas brookes

    Thomas brookes RPF Chief iPhone app Reviewer

    Wow top job for getting these Darren 1 and the last are winners for me love the swoosh of water he's made!
     
  3. Brodie Jackson

    Brodie Jackson New Member

    Wow awesome shots, Darren! #1 would have to be my favorite if I was forced to choose :D
     
  4. Chris Dodkin

    Chris Dodkin West Coast Correspondent

    Cracking shots Darren!

    I like #1 - I think getting low as you have, so the surfer and wave are at or above your line of site, made for a killer composition.
     
  5. Pete Askew

    Pete Askew Admin

    Great set Darren. I keep coming back to them trying to decide which I like best. It's going to be either 4 or 5. I love the direction in 4 but then I also like the drama of steering away from the rocks in 5. A super series in any case.
     
  6. Hamish Gill

    Hamish Gill Well-Known Member

    They are good eh?
    I like the second one with the rock!
    Adds a bit of peril! ;)
    What happened with that broken lens you had?
     
  7. The first 2 were taken on my 70-200mm 2.8L mk2 which i'm loving, just so sharp. The rest were taken with the dodgy 400mm 2.8L, not so sharp. I found that the shots i took from quite far away were a bit soft when i zoomed in on the surfer, but if i was closer and the surfer filled the frame more they were ok. I also found it has quite a bit of chromatic aberration out towards the edges, so if I had the surfer off to the side it was very strong with the black wetsuit against the white water. But if i centered the surfer it was ok. Think i just need to get out with it some more and find its limits.
     
  8. Hamish Gill

    Hamish Gill Well-Known Member

    So the final conclusion is just to live with it as a bit of a duffer?
    Seems to get good enough results as far as I can see ... As you say, find its limitations and your on to a but of a winner I guess ...
    What about getting a TC for the 70-200 that's what I did when I wanted a bit more length
     
  9. Hamish Gill

    Hamish Gill Well-Known Member

    So the final conclusion is just to live with it as a bit of a duffer?
    Seems to get good enough results as far as I can see ... As you say, find its limitations and your on to a but of a winner I guess ...
    What about getting a TC for the 70-200 that's what I did when I wanted a bit more length
     
  10. Darren Turner

    Darren Turner XProPhotographer

    very nice set, i would love to watch and photograph these guys for real, unfortunately where i live we don't get surf that good around here.

    Well done

    Daz
     
  11. Its all about the swell and wind directions, it would appear that you do. Its just a case of the right place at the right time. Have a look here......
    SurfWales.com - A Guide to Surfing In Wales
     

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