More Wave Sliding

surf photography, australian landscape photography, landscape photography, seascape photography

The other day I headed down to Trigg Beach to get some more photos of the surfers cutting up the waves.  I wanted to try and emulate a pervious shot I had done of a surfer at Trigg Beach but I’m pretty sure I’ve managed to do a better job this time.   I wanted to the surfer to less blurry than he was last time, so I upped the shutter speed and I was a lot happier with the result.   Both the surfer and the waves are a little more defined which sits well with me.

Again with this shot I find myself focusing more on the motion and emotion of the surfer and the wave than on all the details of the photo itself. I can feel the strength of the wave and the freedom the surfer gets from riding it.  I think I’ll keep tinkering with this style of surf photography for a little while longer yet.


Jamie Paterson

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  1. Ben Messina June 12, 2011 at 1:44 pm #

    Nice use of blur Jamie, it’s got a nice painterly quality.

    • jamiepatersonphotography June 12, 2011 at 2:21 pm #

      Hey Ben, thanks for stopping by again mate. That is what I like liked about it as well. That is a slightly surreal painterly effect.


  2. mervfrench June 12, 2011 at 8:07 pm #

    Like it mate.

  3. True North Mark June 14, 2011 at 4:05 pm #

    Yep that’s kinda cool mate and it looks like I shoulda been out there as your subject eh!

  4. muzz June 15, 2011 at 8:58 am #

    I think you’ve got the timing just right on this one but I’ll look forward to more tinkering. I’m sure you are going to get some great images with this style.

    • jamiepatersonphotography June 15, 2011 at 12:22 pm #

      Hey Muzz. I’m going to head out again this weekend possibly to see if my settings are now spot on for this type of thing or if I need to finesse them a little.


  5. Flemming Bo Jensen June 21, 2011 at 4:02 pm #

    This is very cool Jamie, I like it. The blur motion effect works well. You could experiment with blending in just a tiny bit of sharpness from another sharp shot, so for instance bits of the wave breaking could be in focus. The human eye seems to like the contrast between blur and focus, it might be interesting to expore this as part of this experiment in motion blur. Very cool.

    • jamiepatersonphotography June 21, 2011 at 6:53 pm #

      Hi Flemming thanks for the feedback on this shot. Its something I’ll definitely tinker with. I suspect it will take a few more tries yet to get something I’m completely happy with. 🙂

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