b i g s w e l l

Over the past weekend there has been some huge swell. At least 6 or 8 foot. Jacques car park is full. The point is insane. There’s about a dozen surfers out trying to catch some of the big waves which are just walling straight up and barreling for ages. A few people lost their boards and got a painful looking beating from the 8ft monsters. There were a few locals who knew what they were doing and a lot of tourists who had no idea, Who were trying to get out were you were most likely to slip over and get washed away. The waves were so big they were washing right up the beach and there were people’s hats and bags getting wet and sucked back out with the ocean. Surfboards were floating across the beach. It was pretty funny. The swell forecast only seemed to show it getting bigger. But I am definitely gonna miss the big peaks due to me being at school which should be ‘heaps’ of fun. That doesn’t matter because winter is coming and more and more swell will be coming along with it. Hopefully I wouldn’t have anything going on at those times […]

Blue holes

It was some day before school last week I decided to go down the beach and check it out. It was freezing cold and I was wearing trousers and a jumper but my hands and toes where bare and very numb. I was going to go in the water but my big fool body wetsuit was drenched from the dew earlier that morning so I only ended up tang my short arm and leg steamer. The beach surf was small at Siphons/Blue holes, and really no huge point to go out in the water. Plus it was just too cold. So once it start to get a bit brighter and I could see there was definitely no swell and how low the tide was. I just ended up walking on the reef with my camera and tripod to get some photos of the wash up and over the reef and down into the little rock pools. While shooting in Slow shutter speed, usually leaving the shutter open for about “3 of a second giving it a long misty effect of the water washing up and down off the reef. Like both of these —>

A bit about Long Exposure

The other day, I went down the beach and I haven’t gone down to the beach for ages because I just haven’t got around to it. There hasn’t been much swell and it usually ends up being really windy in the afternoon after school although it usually dies down when the sun starts to set which is also really the best time to start taking photos using long exposure. Long exposure is when you leave the shutter of the lense or camera open and you end up getting like a lined or blurred effect, it’s like those photos you see of traffic in a busy street or highway, Long exposure for shooting traffic usually gives you the blur of the lights from the back or front of the car, bus, truck, police car, and really anything moving with a light will give you a stretched line of light. Like a meteor’s tale going across the photo, it’s kind of hard to explain but when you see a photo you will understand what i am trying to say. But anyway that’s not what i was talking about. Yesterday afternoon when the sun was about to set I was down there taking photos with long exposure, shooting the waves coming up the reef and swirling back […]