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Runmonty
11-10-2014, 03:20 AM
I headed out on Sunday desperate for some new photography inspiration. It seemed I have exhausted my normal photo spots and didn't know where to go. Thanks to this months assignment I decided to try my luck at the beach in the hope there might be some kite surfers where I could "freeze the action". As luck would have it there were quite a few and I had one guy continually performing for me and showing off.

The last shot in the first post is an experiment in panning. It is the best of a bad lot, but thought I would throw it in here.

https://farm8.staticflickr.com/7487/15731304356_3cdc376c3d_c.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/pY83Hs)kite surfing 4 (https://flic.kr/p/pY83Hs) by runmonty (https://www.flickr.com/people/56001877@N04/), on Flickr

https://farm8.staticflickr.com/7526/15731299276_77ed82ec13_c.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/pY82cS)kite surfing 8 (https://flic.kr/p/pY82cS) by runmonty (https://www.flickr.com/people/56001877@N04/), on Flickr

https://farm4.staticflickr.com/3944/15731303076_f1843e7546_c.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/pY83ko)`kite surfing 5 (https://flic.kr/p/pY83ko) by runmonty (https://www.flickr.com/people/56001877@N04/), on Flickr

https://farm8.staticflickr.com/7542/15756554862_523998d1f5_c.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/q1msP1)kite surfing 3 (https://flic.kr/p/q1msP1) by runmonty (https://www.flickr.com/people/56001877@N04/), on Flickr

Runmonty
11-10-2014, 03:21 AM
https://farm4.staticflickr.com/3948/15570190060_89239c939c_c.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/pHTi3L)kite surfing 6 (https://flic.kr/p/pHTi3L) by runmonty (https://www.flickr.com/people/56001877@N04/), on Flickr

https://farm8.staticflickr.com/7521/15756550812_c98024694b_c.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/q1mrBb)kite surfing 7 (https://flic.kr/p/q1mrBb) by runmonty (https://www.flickr.com/people/56001877@N04/), on Flickr

https://farm8.staticflickr.com/7470/15756548682_aa73d43995_c.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/q1mqYs)kite surfing 9 (https://flic.kr/p/q1mqYs) by runmonty (https://www.flickr.com/people/56001877@N04/), on Flickr

Marko
11-10-2014, 07:02 AM
You sell yourself short my friend. The whole set is strong to my eye.
You have good crispness on most shots and the comps are all good.

Jim Scrimger
11-10-2014, 08:35 AM
OMG those are great action shots, congratulations.

mbrager
11-10-2014, 11:05 PM
I like the first one in the second set for the spray he is throwing up that creates a nifty background/bokeh-like frame for the skier. If I lived by the ocean....

QuietOne
11-11-2014, 12:17 AM
Some of the expressions on their faces are priceless. Interesting look at the sport.

Runmonty
11-11-2014, 03:14 AM
Thank you Marko, Jim Mike & Q1


You sell yourself short my friend. The whole set is strong to my eye.
You have good crispness on most shots and the comps are all good.

Thanks for that. I was actually fairly happy with the set. My comment about being the best of a bad bunch was meant to refer the various panning shots I took, most which are now in the recycle bin. It was still a fun play though that I will return to again after learning what I have from this outing.

MBrager, I am glad you liked the spray. I was aiming for the wall of water as a backdrop.

My big problem with all of these was that the handle always seemed to be in front of their faces