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Surfs at Newcastle, Australia

25 Jun

Summer is over and beaches are still not empty yet, instead of bikini babes sunbathing on the beach, you will see more surfers going for the waves. Even after work, the enthusiasts do not rive back home but towards the waves for some surfing actions to ease their itch! While photographing the surfers with my 70-200mm f2.8 on my 5D II, I can see more surfers coming into the beach as it gets a little over the office hour. Observing their excited faces as they rushed down to the beach for warm up, I can really feel their passion in surfing, as great as one’s hobby.

I really had fun photographing the actions down, especially when I see some real cool swift actions while riding the waves. The waves were not somewhere more than 6 meters high, but it was already enough to see the surfers riding on it with some efforts. I can see that those surfers were intermediates and I have made few nice images out of them. They were approximately 300 meters away and with my 70-200mm f2.8, it was still not enough to reach them. Therefore, cropping was done with photoshop. For the first two pictures, I would like to share the shots that I took of the surfers while they assess the waves when entering the water with one of them hesitating seeing how strong the wave is.

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One more image portraying the surfer slowly making his way down into the water.

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The pictures below were cropped approximately 100% when taken at 200mm. Some surfers ride the waves easily without much efforts and some need more tries to get their boards riding the waves. I knew it seems much harder than it looks and I am glad to be at the bar beach in Newcastle, Australia, taking shots of the surfers. It was a short drive away from my hotel and I grabbed this chance to visit the beach before it gets dark. During this time of the year, sun sets earlier at around 5pm.

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78 Comments

Posted by on June 25, 2012 in Australia, Destinations

 

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78 responses to “Surfs at Newcastle, Australia

  1. Rebecca Latson Photography

    June 28, 2012 at 19:54

    Nice action shots here.

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  2. picartso

    June 28, 2012 at 21:35

    Great surfing pics Alex, I live at Redhead beach, approx. 20 min drive south of Newcastle. Newcastle is also the home of former four time world surfing champion Mark Richards.

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    • Alex Khoo

      June 29, 2012 at 15:11

      Oh wow! Ok.. Its too bad that I knew you late. Otherwise we can meet up! Ya, the surfers were good! And I enjoyed photographing the actions.

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  3. edithlevyphotography

    June 28, 2012 at 22:22

    Fantastic shots.

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  4. boomiebol

    June 29, 2012 at 20:49

    Thanks so much for stopping by my blog. Great shots here

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  5. Meanderer

    June 30, 2012 at 01:50

    Wonderful dynamic set of images.

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  6. willofheart

    July 1, 2012 at 22:51

    wow, amazing shots…

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  7. aRVee

    July 2, 2012 at 18:58

    Wow, great shots! 🙂

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    • Alex Khoo

      July 2, 2012 at 19:00

      Thanks a lot!

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      • aRVee

        July 2, 2012 at 19:03

        you’re welcome! 🙂

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      • Alex Khoo

        July 2, 2012 at 19:05

        Cheers to you!

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      • aRVee

        July 2, 2012 at 19:15

        you as well! nice cam! 🙂

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      • Alex Khoo

        July 2, 2012 at 19:23

        Thank you.. 😛

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  8. belgradestreets

    July 2, 2012 at 20:20

    Great shots!

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  9. Silje Therese

    July 2, 2012 at 21:22

    Cool action shots! 🙂

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    • Alex Khoo

      July 2, 2012 at 21:30

      Thank you! Glad that you like my photos!

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      • Silje Therese

        July 2, 2012 at 21:32

        Yeah. they are really good!

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      • Alex Khoo

        July 2, 2012 at 21:44

        Thanks! Nice of you to drop by!

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  10. marina

    July 2, 2012 at 23:17

    wow!

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  11. James Dunn

    July 3, 2012 at 02:00

    WOW you captured some truly stunning action shots. Its one thing I really struggle to capture…

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    • Alex Khoo

      July 3, 2012 at 18:25

      Thank you~ I wish I can have more reach! 🙂

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      • James Dunn

        July 3, 2012 at 18:54

        More reach?

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      • Alex Khoo

        July 3, 2012 at 19:04

        Ya, 70-200mm is not enough.

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      • James Dunn

        July 3, 2012 at 21:30

        ahhh I thought you meant blog viewers! hahaha

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      • Alex Khoo

        July 3, 2012 at 21:35

        Haha! 😀

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  12. teebob

    July 5, 2012 at 05:09

    My sister is in Australia and I really like the waves. Pretty awesome

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    • Alex Khoo

      July 5, 2012 at 09:05

      Yea! It was really awesome and surfers were everywhere bto catch the waves! So cool!

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  13. nitzus

    July 9, 2012 at 10:58

    the breaking waves really stand out against the ocean blue-ish tone. great contrast, and amazing shots!

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    • Alex Khoo

      July 9, 2012 at 13:32

      Thanks a lot! I love the surfers and the waves!

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  14. John

    July 10, 2012 at 00:49

    Nice shots, reminded of me of when I surfed in Australia, wish I was still out there, not had any waves where I am for a weeks!

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    • Alex Khoo

      July 10, 2012 at 09:10

      Oh… Well, take a vacation elsewhere and surf!

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  15. Jaclyn Kader

    July 10, 2012 at 08:17

    Thanks for commenting on my site, Alex. Thought I’d hop over and see what yours is all about. Great shots….this is how I surfed in Hawaii! Just kidding, I wish. Love your website name too!

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    • Alex Khoo

      July 10, 2012 at 09:03

      Thanks for dropping by! So nice of you! The Khoo in mykhoolife is my family name! Well, you can always do some simple surfs in Hawaii! Cheers!

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  16. sandy

    July 11, 2012 at 04:19

    Wow, this is some different from out little surf beach here on the coast of Maine!

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    • Alex Khoo

      July 11, 2012 at 09:54

      Oh really? I have never been to Maine before.

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  17. keeweekeepaa

    July 11, 2012 at 22:02

    Shooting surfers is a real dream! Part of my top list to shoot these stuff~~

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    • Alex Khoo

      July 11, 2012 at 22:28

      Yea! But need a longer lense for me though. 😀

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  18. Silverius

    July 12, 2012 at 06:45

    Your picture is amazing! For movement object, how fast is your shutter setting and F level? All of the pictures are sharp! Amazing!

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    • Alex Khoo

      July 12, 2012 at 08:44

      For these action shots, I would always use a very fast shutter to capture the movement from afar, For my case, my settings are f6.3 and 1/1600s shutter. Thanks for dropping by! Do feel free to follow my blog too!

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  19. steviegill

    July 12, 2012 at 19:23

    Nice action shot.

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  20. darrenwouldgo

    July 13, 2012 at 13:49

    great shots!!!

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    • Alex Khoo

      July 13, 2012 at 14:00

      Thanks! It was a great experience for me!

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  21. bintangzohra

    July 13, 2012 at 17:04

    you’re a great photographer

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  22. flightsofamagicalbird

    July 14, 2012 at 07:49

    Loved all these surfing shots Alex, you really captured the energy of the magnificent waves as well as how they were carved by the surfers!

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    • Alex Khoo

      July 15, 2012 at 00:53

      Thank you for stopping by and giving this nice compliment! Thanks! Do feel free to follow my blog if you like!

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  23. indiGo

    July 17, 2012 at 18:57

    Perfectly captured! Man, those shots were really amazing! I love that shot when we has finally standing on his surf board. Perfect!

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    • Alex Khoo

      July 17, 2012 at 19:00

      Yea! I had a lot of chance to capture all the shots I want there! Thanks for your compliment! Feel free to follow my blog if you like!

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  24. lifelyricsandpics

    July 20, 2012 at 09:19

    Great shots here!! Enjoying your blog!

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  25. bwbears

    July 20, 2012 at 10:25

    You’ve captured the action so well!

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  26. George Coghill

    July 21, 2012 at 22:55

    Great shots!

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  27. uomesh

    July 22, 2012 at 08:35

    woow!! nice pics

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    • Alex Khoo

      July 22, 2012 at 09:50

      Thank you so much for your kind comment!

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  28. Jim Cutler

    July 22, 2012 at 12:41

    Fabulous!!!!!

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    August 4, 2012 at 23:50

    Hey, I nominated you for the The Very Inspiring Blogger Award.

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  30. nzsnapper

    January 23, 2013 at 18:00

    Great action shots!

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  31. chwilówki przez internet

    June 23, 2013 at 02:24

    Thanks very nice blog!

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    June 25, 2013 at 21:59

    My relatives always say that I am wasting my time here at web,
    but I know I am getting knowledge everyday by reading such nice content.

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    • Alex Khoo

      June 25, 2013 at 22:00

      Haha! Cheers! And thanks for the compliment!

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  33. Bonnie

    July 17, 2013 at 07:51

    Hi, I log on to your new stuff like every week. Your humoristic style is awesome,
    keep doing what you’re doing!

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