Of course the picture you see it's not Hookipa, this photo is one of the discards from a recent photoshoot I did in Pozo Izquierdo with Moritz and Claus for Club Mistral, but they are now in Maui, and you can see a picture of Moriz riding Hookipa yesterday at the great blog of Giampaolo Cammarota, Maui Surf Report.
Friday, 29 April 2011
Monday, 25 April 2011
Tuesday, 19 April 2011
I've been a few days in Lanzarote, no computer, no camera, just relaxing; so now I just wanted to post something, so I went to one of the old external hard disks, opened the first folder and saw this picture from the Twins just relaxing a few years ago in a no wind day at Pozo Izquierdo.
Sunday, 10 April 2011
I just found this scan from a slide of my very first session shooting from the water in Pozo Izquierdo, I know it's not amazing action in the picture, but nice memories, for sure. I did not even had a proper water housing at that time, I had my camera in one of those spcecial plastic bags, and of course I waited for Björn Dunkerbeck to be in the water for what was a very special moment for me.
Wednesday, 6 April 2011
We had a few fun days last week at Pozo Izquierdo and I had a couple of nice sessions taking pictures from the water, this day in particular was a little bit crowded, so I could take a lot of pictures but I also missed some nice shots, I was specially unlucky with Omar Sanchez, who was one of the infrom windsurfers of the session, but beacuse of drops or focus issues, I missed a couple of really good jumps just in front of me.
On the other hand I shooted a really nice sequence from Eleazar Alonso, you can see the sequence here.
And of course, if you want to see more of my windsurfing pictures, you can visit my website: www.danimiquel.com
It's a pity that I missed the take off of this backloop, would have been an amazing sequence if I've had it from the start; somebody did a jump on the wave before and when I turned around Pons was already flying un in the sky.
Monday, 4 April 2011
Action sports photography is not an easy job, you not only have to control the elements of a regular photo, but you have to do it fast, in fact it's no chance to go fast, you have to take decisions before the action happens (when you see it, it's too late to shoot), but if you try to do that while you're swiming in the ocean, with strong wind and waves, then you have a feew extra difficulties; if it's not enough to keep in focus and in a good frame somebody moving fast, try to do it while swiming, but that's not all, then you have the drops, AAAGHHH, THE DROPS!!!.
Fortunately, in this photo, the drops are not on the subject, so the picture could be acceptable, but for some reason (Murphy's law, I guess), drops tend to be just in the middle of the subject most of the times, from this same session I had to discard a couple of good shots because of that.