Hello ladies and gents, it’s been awhile since my last post. I figured I’d run a little spread on my recent outings with my Go Pro HD helmet cam. My set up is with a Gath helmet. Surf spots will remain anonymous.
This is a frame grab out of a series of over 20 videos I shot one evening last week. I gave the color correction a go on Photoshop, and I think it came out pretty good! Lots of different complex hues going on here, and if you’re not a surfer it really is an interesting perspective you don’t get to see everyday. I was shooting directly into the setting sun, and the ISO on the Go Pro has a bit of difficulty in this type of lighting. I think the cam does best with the sun directly over head.
This wave was from the previous day, also picked from around 20 videos. I didn’t put any Rain Ex on the lens and thus had a pretty bad problem with water droplets. I’ve heard that Go Pro cams have a little reputation for this. Nonetheless, it’s a deep, thick, dark little cave sort of tube. My brother did the photo correction on this.
This frame grab was a shot I from my very first outing with my helmet cam. I did color correction on this. It was actually in my slideshow for quite some time, and I have maintained it’s resolution and size here for fidelity purposes. I remember the day vividly — it was pretty onshore on arrival, but turned a slight offshore 20 minutes before sunset. I snagged this jewel of a barrel, and everything came together just right for the pic: the lighting, color, shape of the barrel, and clean lense made this a winner for me. Although it was a closeout, the shot presents a moment of contemplation and imagination: can I squeeze out of this one or will it pinch? If I was going fast enough, could I launch off the section ahead? Can I just gun it and try to backdoor the upcoming section and make it? I love this pic.
If these are any indicator, I should have some great pics/videos on the way in the near future. Stay tuned.