MAS­TER­CLASS

Surf­ing, kitesurf­ing, a yacht sail­ing past in the sun­set – there’s al­ways some ac­tion to get you off your towel. AN­DREAS EISELEN tells you how, us­ing this image by surf pho­tog­ra­pher IAN THURTELL

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Get fo­cused on cap­tur­ing wa­ter­sport ac­tion

Ian says…

A pow­er­ful new swell was hit­ting Cape Town with some good off­shore winds to clean up the waves. I grabbed my cam­era and clam­bered over the rocks on the op­po­site (south) side of Llan­dudno Beach, so that the evening sun was back­light­ing but not straight into my lens. There was strong back­wash com­ing off the rocks and I knew it would be just a mat­ter of time be­fore ac­tion would line up for a good photo. The gran­ite rocks in the back­ground also cre­ated a dra­matic sense of scale. Greg Fraser pad­dled into this wave on his body­board as it was wedg­ing off the rocks. The wave kept form­ing and Greg kept pad­dling, un­til all the dif­fer­ent forces and move­ments cli­maxed, and I was per­fectly poised to cap­ture it.

Equip­ment Canon 80D, Tam­ron SP 150-600mm, ISO 250, f/8, 1/800 sec

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