Catching the wave.

With time speeding towards the end of the year, our Hawai’i  holiday feels far in the past. But the memories of a holiday spent in beautiful weather and in beautiful surroundings will stay vivid and and alive.

Having spent a whole morning just watching and capturing the surfers gave me some real burnt shoulders, but also some nice images. I used my long lens to get hold of the surfers deep in the ocean. The waves and surfing were much more spectacular the previous day, but as is always the case, I didn’t have my big lens on me. This young surfer caught my eye as he really showed no fear, took absolutely every wave he could, sometimes “literally eating dust ” (if that can happen inthe water!) and took such pleasure in his board and the waves that he became the focus of my camera. Such uninhibited joy can’t go unnoticed and should be recorded!

…catching the wave…!

surfing 8

…cool riding…!

surfing 4

…climbing high..!

surfing 7

…calculated tumult…!

surfing 3

…courageous flip…!

surfing 10

More pictrues of the Hawaii trip can be seen here at Myfrenchkitchen: travel.

An entry for Sunday stills.

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15 responses

  1. WOW, great shots, I LOVE them! Very nice!

    October 18, 2009 at 4:58 am

  2. chloe

    did you have a lovely holiday(?) weather looks great
    wonderful photographs

    October 18, 2009 at 5:22 am

  3. Fabulous! That ‘calculated tumult’ was awesome! Great captures!

    ~Lisa

    October 18, 2009 at 8:54 am

  4. Flo

    Great action shots!!! Of course it’s hard to take a bad picture in Hawaii 🙂

    October 18, 2009 at 8:55 am

  5. faaark these are awesome. that water looks superb.

    October 18, 2009 at 10:35 am

  6. Maree

    Some really lovely shots Ronelle! Will you be painting some of them?

    October 18, 2009 at 12:30 pm

  7. Ed

    very cool C’s..:-)

    October 18, 2009 at 12:39 pm

  8. OMG…….it looks so WARM there!
    Aside from that, beautiful…it is clear that you have no shutter delay!

    October 18, 2009 at 1:08 pm

  9. Beautiful! I wanna go!

    October 18, 2009 at 1:17 pm

  10. Great shots. 🙂

    October 18, 2009 at 1:52 pm

  11. Pam

    Great action, and look and those juicy water colors!! Wonderful, Ronelle!

    October 18, 2009 at 2:46 pm

  12. Echoing everyone else – great action shots!
    and a very different entry for the challenge!!

    October 18, 2009 at 5:40 pm

  13. These are fabulous! I tried to surf a couple time, but decided I’d better learn to swim first! LOL. You’ve definitely captured youth at its best! No fear!

    October 18, 2009 at 8:34 pm

  14. Beautiful water photos! What fun! ( To photograph..not to surf!) 🙂

    October 19, 2009 at 8:22 am

  15. So beautiful. Ronelle–this Coin Perdu is my idea of a dream house come true. Love it. I like surfing too–but just watching.

    May 8, 2011 at 3:05 pm

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