9 June 2014
* sung to the beach boys song “Surfing USA”
Some how that doesn’t work. Apart from having a syllable less (pronounced “Nar we”) it was cold with no sandy beach, no bikinis, no tanned muscular bodies, no Pamela or David, no Sun, and little waves. But there are seals- how many seals do you see in Baywatch?
I admire these guys surfing all day and into the night with such inclement weather. Dedication and passion following the wave. They all are the “salt of the earth” I say.
Low carbon footprint as well. Compare this to skiers with all the demands of a ski field, fancy 4 wheeled vehicles, fancy gear and skis, and of course ‘”apres ski”. The creature comforts for these guys is a warm fire on the beach with home made sandwiches.
Ngawi is a small fishing village at the bottom of the North Island. Its about a 2 hour drive from Wellington. Brent knows the area well and often goes there for photography. I decided to accompany him on Queens Birthday as I haven’t been there before. Its also great to have him driving then I can concentrate on spotting the potential targets for our cameras. It was a great day and thankyou Brent for taking the time to show me the wild Wairapa coastline.
1. 2 June 2014 Nikon D800 iso 200 70mm f 10 1/320sec Nikon 70-200 f4
2. Nikon D800 iso200 165mm f 5.6 1/1000sec 70-200mm f4.0
The mountain in the background is featured in “where did you have lunch” Yealands Estate Seddon.
3. Nikon D3s iso200 24mm f11 1/180sec Nikon 14-24 f2.8
4. Nikon D800 iso200 92mm f 9.0 1/250sec Nikon 70-200 f 4.0
5. Nikon D800 iso 200 200mm f 5.6 1/500sec Nikon 70-200 f4.0
6. Nikon D800 iso 1600 70mm f 4.0 1/125sec Nikon 70-200 f4.0
7. Nikon D800 iso 3200 110mm f 7.1 1/125sec Nikon 70-200 f4.0
9. Nikon D3s iso 800 24mm f2.8 1/180sec Nikon 24-70mm f2.8
10. Nikon D3s iso 6400 24mm f2.8 1/125sec Nikon 24-70 f2.8
11. Nikon D3s iso1600 38mm f3.3 1/90sec Nikon 24-70mm f2.8