Nobby's Breakwall Surfer - Newcastle NSW Australia by Bev Woodman
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HONOURS & JUDGE’S CHOICE – SMALL PRINTS SECTION BELMONT 16s PHOTOGRAPHY CLUB 16TH FEBRUARY 2011

I found the perfect spot today to capture the many surfers and body boarders at Nobby’s in Newcastle NSW Australia. This shot was taken beyond Nobby’s Lighthouse on the breakwall and I had a pick of the surfers in the ocean and in the harbour. This fellow was enjoying the gentle but ample swell that was constantly forming in the harbour and many of my shots made it appear that I was zooming in on top of them riding the waves … well I guess I was. This surfer put on a great performance for me and I would be more than happy to give him a copy of my images if he was to make contact.

This image was taken on the 15th January 2011 with the Nikon D90, Tamron 18-270 mm lens @ 220 mm, F6.3, 1/160, ISO 320, hand held.

I love the challenge of capturing what I see, admire and love. To share it with you is an added bonus. Photography to me is recording history. Please explore my galleries and enjoy♥

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  • Warren  Patten
    Warren Pattenalmost 4 years ago

    Nice work Bev..

  • Thanks Warren … I found the perfect spot to capture these fellows at work today♥

    – Bev Woodman

  • Michael Matthews
    Michael Matthewsalmost 4 years ago

    I thought it strange that he would be wearing a neck to knee suit in summer, but I remember a couple of weekends ago I went for a dip near Bundeena on a day with an air temperature of about 30 degrees but the water temperature must have been under 15 degrees. Unbelievable. Nice action shot Bev.

  • I noted that all the surfers were wearing these so they must have needed them. I guess when you’re out there for as long as they are you probably do. I couldn’t believe my luck with this one and I have others too but this is the pick … thanks Michael♥

    – Bev Woodman

  • jadeast
    jadeastalmost 4 years ago

    excellent shot Bev, his body and arm and hand positions suggest he’s somewhat of a newb which rarely get this kind of photo coverage.

  • Not sure he was a newb as he didn’t miss a trick and looked the part … it may have been his style … he certainly was enjoying himself … thanks for the comment♥

    – Bev Woodman

  • hootonles
    hootonlesalmost 4 years ago

    A great capture

  • Thank you for commenting … it was really a great spot to capture these guys♥

    – Bev Woodman

  • Valerie Anne Kelly
    Valerie Anne K...almost 4 years ago

    Brilliant sweetheART a supremo shot ;} happy hippy hugglez
    ..

  • Thanks Val for the comment and hugs to you too♥

    – Bev Woodman

  • kyteflyer
    kyteflyeralmost 4 years ago

    Well shot!!! I particularly like the light coming through the wave… Its not easy to get that. Right location, right light, right time, well done :)

  • Thanks Susie … it was the right spot and time. I was about half way out on the back wall and could check on both sides for surfers although the river had the best ones♥

    – Bev Woodman

  • Larry Lingard-Davis
    Larry Lingard-...almost 4 years ago

    I love the entry into the pipeline.
    I wish I got to areas to photograph this sort of thing myself…
    ( to far inland )

  • Thanks Larry for the comment … we are lucky here as we have so much within an easy drive, surf, lake, rivers, mountains, vineyards … and much more♥

    – Bev Woodman

  • SharonD
    SharonDalmost 4 years ago

    Good action shot Bev.

  • This was a lot of fun Sharon and I had an ideal spot to shoot these surfers♥

    – Bev Woodman

  • bevanimage
    bevanimagealmost 4 years ago

    Well captured, Bev; great shot.

  • Thank you … I love watching these guys and better still, capturing their antics♥

    – Bev Woodman

  • Michael John
    Michael Johnalmost 4 years ago

    Long hair! Nice close-up Bev.

  • Dreadlocks … thanks Michael … this was fun♥

    – Bev Woodman

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