Surfing at Sunset

San Diego Surfing at Sunset Cliffs.  Copyright Nate Young and Crux Photo.

I really think that I could be a surfing photographer.  Hang out in beautiful locations, having a drink on the shore, and point a gigantic lens out to the ocean.  It seems to be more about timing than anything else.  Plus, you’re hanging out on the beach or shore, and that’s pretty sweet!

Although my goal was landscape shots, I took advantage of having both a digital and a film camera with me so I could do both surfing shots and landscapes.  This shot couldn’t have worked out better.  I was snapping photos of the setting sun, so I was in single shot mode.  I saw the surfer cruising the wave, and had one chance to get the photo right.
San Diego Sunset Cliffs.  Copyright Nate Young and Crux Photo.
The rest of the evening I shot film on the wider angle landscapes, and a few digitals for up close sunset shots.  I think it’s a good thing I don’t live in California.  I’d be out almost every evening shooting sunsets.  It’s great for just a few days, and I would love to head back to shoot more, but for now, I’ll be happy with the two sunsets I got.

 A few more!

San Diego Sunset Cliffs.  Copyright Nate Young and Crux Photo.
San Diego Sunset Cliffs.  Copyright Nate Young and Crux Photo.

~ by cruxphoto on February 14, 2008.

5 Responses to “Surfing at Sunset”

  1. […] CruxPhoto – Nate Young Photography placed an observative post today on Surfing at SunsetHere’s a quick excerpt […]

  2. Good trial and you have some nice sunset photos.

  3. Hi Nate,

    Once again I’m really impressed with your sports photos. Really excellent shooting! I’m looking forward to seeing more!


  4. Beautiful!

  5. Great beach shots. Yeah, it is nice being a surfing photographer until your in the water on those big, cold, crazy days hoping that Mr. White does not mistake you for a seal! Or take the windy days in the middle of 10 kiteboarders flying over you! The big lens on the beach is great, but the best shots, as you know, are always in the middle of the action. I wish CA had warmer water!

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