When we were staying at Burleigh Heads in December (last year – how weird!), the tennis player (hubby) and I set off for a walk around the Burleigh Head National Park one afternoon. I, of course, was armed with my camera. Today, I bring you a series of photos of a surfer dude that I took from quite a distance away as he waited for the right moment to jump off the rocks into the water and paddle off. There were heaps of them there doing this. In fact, they queued up, and yes I took photo’s of lots of others too! They are crazy!! I don’t recommend jumping off rocks into the sea as there is a high risk of being washed back upon the rocks! However, I am thinking (hopeful) that these guys have had lots of practice and know what they are doing! This particular guy was very patient, very watchful and very careful. He was standing there for quite some time before the right moment presented itself and he jumped in.
Anyhoo – for those of you into photography, for this series of photo’s I used my macro lens – Nikkon AF-S 105mm VR F2 8G IF-ED MICRO.
NOTE: If you’d like to see any of these images in a LARGER size – 1) click on the image (you will see a smaller version) 2) click on smaller version (you will then see image at full size)
Ciao for now,
[This post has been linked up with My Little Drummer Boys for Wordless Wednesday and With Some Grace for #FYBF]
Lovely series Min. I don’t know if these guys are brave or stupid!… maybe they’re a bit of both. Jx
P.S.. found you through Wordless Wednesday.
Thanks Jess – a little bit of both I think!! 😉
Man! That’s scary! Great photos.
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Thanks Leanne. Yes very scary! It was nervewracking to watch!
Just looking at him standing on the rock makes me nervous! Why not just swim out from the beach, much less dangerous. Makes for good photos though.
My thoughts exactly Toni .. but you know guys and their need for adrenalin rushes (well not all guys). The beach was close by! Yes – good for photo’s 😉
I’ve always liked surfer dudes. He looks like a spunk! A brave one at that. I’m too much of scaredy cat to surf!
I used to be a surfie chick in my teenage years. Yep – spent all my weekends at the Gold Coast. I didn’t surf *doh*, I just lay on the beach, got an amazing tan and mixed in the surfie crowds. This guy WAS a spunk and there were lots of other spunky surfer guys there too. My inner teenage self was all like *giggle, giggle, OMG he is soooo spunky & cute* and the current day 50 year old self was all like *omg – nooooo – too dangerous – does your mother know you do this?*!! LOL 😉
what stunning photos!
Thanks so much Caralyn! 🙂
Wow, great shots – I don’t think I could ever try it.
Thanks Trish – there is no way I would ever even contemplate doing it! 😉
Can’t help but look at these pics with my Mama eyes … an accident waiting to happen!
Yep me too. I’m sure there have been plenty of accidents there. There was quite a queue of young guys waiting for their turn!
As a single woman who leads quite the boring social life….I thank you for this series!! lol…
My pleasure! lol I have more that I may share in the future, so be sure to check back! 😉
I haven’t been for a walk in that park since I was a kid! I must make a trip down there one day…maybe when it’s less sweltering.
I hadn’t been there for ages either! Totally agree to wait until it’s less sweltering! Soooo hot at the moment!
Great photos. The water looks so angry. You captured it so well and the surfer dude too.
Thanks Kaz – I got a zillion more shots also – great fun for photography lovers! You wouldn’t catch me doing that for quids! 😉
Gorgeous pics Min and what a great… ummm.. back. (Dare I ask what he looked like, or would that ruin the fantasy?)
Thanks Deb – ummmm I reckon stick to the fantasy – fantasies are always better than reality! lol 😉
We just got back from Burleigh this week. Loved watching all the surfers…for various reasons….It certainly seems like a popular “break”…is that the right word?
Lucky you! Hope you enjoyed your time at Burleigh. It’s a gorgeous spot isn’t it?! There sure are lots of surfers there and they all seem to love going off the rocks there! I have no idea if “break” is the right word. I’m not up with surfie speak LOL!
Min this is one of the coolest montages I’ve seen in AGES. What a great and patient photographer you are. Nice bit of eye candy too 😉 xx
Thanks Em! It was certainly very different from my usual photography subjects …. err plants, flowers, nature (love them too though)! 😉
Nicely captured! such lovely photos. Surfing is one thing on my bucket list to try One day! but truth is I have shark phobia so not sure I’ll ever give it a go. For now I am happy to sit back and watch 🙂
Thanks Bec! I think I’m happy to sit back and watch too 🙂
This is my hometown beach, they do this all of the time and rarely get hurt. It is the little tikes that do it that have me holding my breath. Great shots!
Thank you Malinda! Lucky you living at Burleigh. It’s a gorgeous spot! Glad to hear that accidents are rare. I could not bare to watch the little tikes having a go at it. Nope – couldn’t watch! 😉
Love these photos – but the captions are even better! Lol!
My husband does this whole surf off rocks stunts. Scares the bejesus outta me every time! Every single time!
Oh Grace – if my hubby did this it would scare the bejesus outta me every time too! x
You captured everything beautifully Min. How many of these guys did you have to watch before this one caught your eye?!!
Thank you Michelle! I had to watch quite a few surfers before coming across this guy. What a drag! 😉 Actually, this guy was good because there was not a crowd of other surfers too close to him so I could shoot him in isolation from the others. Most of the other surfers always had a wingman close by! 😉