SmugMug Appreciation Sunday — No. 029

In brief, these posts serve to introduce new readers — and reintroduce regular readers — to photos from the early days of this blog and, occasionally, to photos from days before this blog came into existence.

Only one gallery this week . . . with 311 photos!

Well, not really . . . there are only 288 photos, and the rest are animations using some of those photos.

There’s one blog post associated with the photos — HERE — and the photo gallery is HERE.

The photos were shot with the D7000 coupled with the Nikon 80-400mm lens as most of the surfers were out there a bit, and this was pre-P900, so it’s DSLR from start to finish.

As interesting as that photo is, there are many photos, and for this post, I’ll limit myself to mostly the animations from the photos. Anyone interested in perusing the photos can visit the gallery.

There are a lot of action shots, so if you’re into waves and surfing, the gallery is the place for you. Here are a few before I jump to the animations, and, by the way, you can click on any photo or animation to open a larger version in a new window . . .

As I mentioned, I used sequences of photos to generate looping GIF files.

So, I’m going to share a mix of GIF files and photos, but if you want to see them all … SmugMug.

As a reminder, the D7000 has video capability, but without a tripod, it’s difficult keeping it steady, especially with a 3-pound lens hanging from the front of it. Plus, without an articulating rear screen, it’s not convenient to shoot movies because you have to hold the camera in such a way that you can see the screen . . . meaning, in front of you and at, or near, eye-level.

Surfing is not just for the young . . .

. . . but the young look better doing it . . .

What impressed me most was how close they were to shore . . . but, obviously, they knew what they were doing. Still, them waves look like they could give you a pounding . . .

Them rocks look pretty close (even closer in real life).

OK, I’m barely halfway through, and this is already a long post.

I’ll have to be more selective of the rest, or this will be as long as the original post . . .

If you see something interesting, remember you can view the original in the SmugMug Gallery.

OK, so that looks cool . . . something I could never pull off.

So, this is a sample of what’s in that gallery. Or, you could read the original post. Or, you can watch the slideshow below . . . but be aware that the animations may go by too fast to register.

Note: the transition is set to 2sec, but — if you move the cursor anywhere within the photo — you’ll see a pause button on the lower left, and, once paused, you can use the left and right arrows on both sides of the photo to navigate the slideshow. If you click anywhere in the photo instead of the pause button, you’ll exit the slideshow and find yourself in SmugMug. You can still scroll through the photos, or interact in other ways.

Slideshow of Surfing Pine Tree Park — (311 photos)

That’s it. This post has ended . . . except for the stuff below.


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