I've resolved to come out with a blog entry on a weekly basis. Given the weather has been rainy and I'll be on a road trip this weekend up to Brisbane (hopefully with more photos to share), I thought I'd go into the photo archives and let you get to know my surfing subjects a bit better.
No, I won't be giving you their life stories as I haven't had a chance yet to meet any of them, but I thought I'd share with you some of the expressions they make when they surf. Their expressions are wide and varied, and more than one has made me giggle like a schoolgirl. I look forward to the day when I do meet these surfers and I can share with them how they look when they are ably surfing a wave or in the midst of a wipe out.
So, let's begin with my favorite.
Let's call him Mr. O.
A different day, I shot this individual - question for all of you - is it the same guy as the one above? I presume he is jubilant about the wave he just caught but he almost looks like he's crying.
On to another of my favourites - when I look at this one it reminds me of the old Maxell commercial. Remember the one with the guy sitting in a chair in front of a speaker and he is being blown away by the quality of the sound? I'm loving the nude colored Zinc cream on the lips... But hey, it's not about fashion on the water but whether you can stay on your board....
Now this guy. I think he might be taking a bit of that wacky weed because he looks like he is seeing things in those waves (little green men?) that no one else can see....
Check out the guy on the left, I'm calling him Scrooge. He clearly was not pleased about the guy on the right who descended on him and his wave - clearly an intruder and unwelcome.
And let me introduce you to Mr. Photogenic. I have literally more than 75 shots of him and not one shot is bad. This, in the midst of a wipe out, is the worst one I can find.
What can I say about this next surfer? He's just having a downright blast. I'm trying to figure out what actor / celebrity he reminds me of. Would it be weird to suggest Johnny Carson?
There's many more where these come from, but I figure I'll save those for another rainy day (literally)...
So, until next time, live your life like you're surfing when no one is watching (except me.. ;) )