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#1 CamDiver

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Posted 23 July 2010 - 03:47 AM

Went out today, intentionally in the dumpers, in fact that's all there was today at Balangan in Bali. Biggest wave I 'met' was about shoulder height. Enough to get a true trouncing. More than anything I wanted to use a small wave day to judge where I should and shouldn't be in a wave, couple of rashes for my efforts, not the last I'm sure. So yeah, dunked the camera too, testing the housing and more just a cursory excursion to see how it all fits together. The photography was not the aim today, just shaking everything out as a complete newbie. I didn't have the heart to tell the few surfers out there who were chatting about mailing any decent images etc that if I even got something in focus I'd be happy!!

Was happy with the fact that I kept the port droplet free and that I didn't get into too much strife. Serious kudos to the guys that do this in the big surf for a living. I was in very small learners surf and I could feel the power just in that. All good stuff.

Anyway, below are the first efforts:
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#2 MikeVeitch

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Posted 23 July 2010 - 04:42 AM

great first effort mark, that second one looks like it might have hurt :P


How did you find using the trigger on the handle? seems a bit of an awkward location?

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#3 CamDiver

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Posted 23 July 2010 - 10:01 PM

Trigger system is fine, just like any trigger. Never had a problem with them! hehehe

The good thing with these is that I'm already inside the wave with my arm sticking out to get the second shot. Hit and miss ratio is a lot higher but that's the beauty of digital I guess.

I was planning to go again today but Buxton put paid to those plans with an impromptu visit to the Sky Garden last night, damn that man!

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Posted 25 July 2010 - 04:54 AM

Went back today for more punishment, mind you, now armed with proper fins and a helmet! Too many errant boards flying all over the place.

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Posted 25 July 2010 - 06:13 AM

great stuff Mark, that second shot of the surfer going under the wave is fantastic

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Posted 25 July 2010 - 10:07 AM

Very cool Mark. I also like the duckdiving surfer. Wish i was out there now.....
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Posted 25 July 2010 - 01:42 PM

Awesome Marky ... Awesome :-)

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Posted 29 July 2010 - 03:01 AM

Slowly getting the hang of it. Was out again today and getting pounded for three hours (Dean, I know what you're gonna say) in the Bali surf is a workout for sure. These were with the Canon 60mm f3.5 EFS. I had the settings cocked but it was a great day as I now understand the waves a heck of a lot better.

These are with the 400D so once I get settled into the genre and more comfortable in the water I'll be swapping out for the 5DMkII. Looking forward to that.

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