Surfing in Maui, Hawaii

March 05, 2015  •  Leave a Comment

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Where : Ho'opkipa Beach, Maui, Hawaii

When: 16th February, 2015

Comments: This beach is better known for windsurfing. The north shore winds create big exciting waves, but they often break too fast and create too much foam, hence the preference for windsurfing. I happened to be there on the Presidents Day holiday so there were a higher number of good surfers than normal. I sat in the shade on the beach to take shots. The surfers were out about 200 meters from my camera. I used a Canon EF-L f4.0 70mm - 200 mm lens on a Canon EOS 60D (i.e. not full format). I set the ISO at 200m and the shutter speed at 1/1250 sec, then used shutter priority mode to let the aperture change to make sure the exposure was correct. I knew that I had enough shutter speed to capture most of the motion without too much blur. I knew that I would have to crop a great deal so I didn't want to go too high with the ISO to create too much noise and compromise the colour. I think I got the balance about right.

 

 


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