Surf ‘n Pedal

Surf n Pedal

Olympus M. Zuiko 45mm f/1.8
f/10
1/400 sec
ISO 100

When I go out to take photos, one of my goals is to try and frame up a picture that I think tells a good story.  This is one of the rare few that I feel could be telling one of several stories, depending on how you look at it.

Did someone simply want to ride their bike to the beach?  Perhaps it’s someone who is training for a triathlon, and decided to ride to the beach for a good swim?  How long has the bike been there?  Is it abandoned?  Or maybe the owner simply couldn’t find a decent bike rack anywhere else except for this sign.

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Nocturnal Beach

OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERAOlympus 40-150mm at 40mm
f/22
163 sec
ISO 100

This is probably one of my favourites at the moment.  I’ve always had a soft spot for extended exposures taken at night.  I finally got a chance to do just that when I was at Surfer’s Paradise at the Gold Coast.  It was a bit of a challenge actually, because I had to battle a pretty strong seabreeze.  I was surprised at just how much I was being buffeted around.  Of course, even the slightest movement would destroy a photo like this, so definitely find yourself a sturdy tripod if you’re going to try!  I was fortunate enough to find a little alcove next to a staircase that protected me from most of the wind.

PS: If you looks super closely, you’ll be able to see blurry white blobs near the water.  Those were seagulls walking around (how cute!)