Excuse the typos in this week's post, it's finals morning at Teahupo'o so there's real distraction. Of all the WCT events Choopes would be my favourite. It is the one I'd love to be there.
There have been no waves around these ways, but there are windows of off shores coming. The default is to another super fun type of photography; Night Shoots and the night sky.
When I first got a camera in the late '80's I loved making long exposures of the Auckland skyline. I was fascinated with the concept of being able to lock the shutter open for hours letting the available light from buildings just seep onto the film emulsion.
Digital cameras are pretty good at night shots, you can change the iso, you can see your exposures at the time. The one real down side is you can't do REALLY long exposures, anything over a couple of minutes and you risk burning out the sensor.
But there is a work around called stacking. You set up the camera and take multiple images over a long time and then in post stack the images on top of each other. Here's last nights;
And the Tahiti Pro 2019 is done and dusted!... no spoiler here though, you'll have to go find out somewhere else.
From The Galleries
Lion Rock under the southern axis sitting the the Beach Gallery HERE