Who Says They Don't Surf in Florida?
A surfer at the Sebastian Inlet, Florida catches and early morning wave.
While on our annual trip to Vero Beach, Florida this year, Hurricane Cristobal provided some serious waves for the surfers at The Sebastian Inlet. Unknown to me at the time, it's where Kelly Slater spent some time honing his world class skills. I love the inlet, especially early in the morning as the sun rises. This particular morning, I really didn't expect to see surfers, I was just going to see what I could see. But, once it was apparent that the surf was up and the boys were pouring in, I decided to pay attention. Unfortunately, I was without a long telephoto lens, shooting these images with my Canon 7D and Sigma 17-70 f2.8-4. But, I'm happy with what I got and look forward to doing more. I would love to shoot one of the big surfing events in Hawaii and hopefully one day I will, but until then the inlet will have to do.
Tip: Often, we think we can't shoot something because we don't have the "perfect" equipment for the job. Nothing could be further from the truth, in fact shooting with the "wrong" lens may just get you something truly different and outstanding! So, get out there and shoot with what you've got! - SP
Note: Some folks ask why I don’t allow comments? The simple truth is, that I’m still a working photographer and have a family, am involved in my church and other community activities, and, I love to play golf! I just don’t have the time to deal with it. But, if you see me in person, you can talk my ear off about photography, business, golf, yoga, cars, faith, art, design, or just life! I would love to meet you! Peace, SP
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