Encinitas Surfer by Jen Consalvo

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while the dc area was pounded by yet another snowstorm last week, i fled west. some southern california locals complained about the rain storm and chilly air – but i embraced every second of my time in san diego, pacific beach and encinitas.

i’ve mentioned shooting series before – taking lots of pictures of a scene to show the bigger story. i loved watching this group of surfers take to the water. they were intent on their mission and barely stopped after the long hike down the wooden stairs – so it was a nice progression that was easy to shoot. it’s a useful habit to take pictures in a series even if you won’t use them all – it’s good practice, you can test various angles, framing, distances, settings, etc and it’s easy to compare them afterwards to discover what worked best and learn.

if you’re snowbound, beware: an intense urge to buy a plane ticket and a surf board could suddenly overcome you.

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This entry was published on February 16, 2010 at 9:56 pm. It’s filed under nature, photo entries, travel and tagged , , , , , , , , , , . Bookmark the permalink. Follow any comments here with the RSS feed for this post.

2 thoughts on “socal surfer series

  1. Good ole Grandview! I love watching the surfers cruise by our house, wetsuits on, shoes off, surfboard under on arm. Usually by the time they reach the top of the stairs they are in a full on trot and don’t stop until their bellies are horizontal on the board. It’s like watch little kids run down the stairs at Christmas to see what Santa has left for them!

  2. Surfs up! Beautiful photos. Feels like I was there. 🙂

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