While I was on Jersey last month I had a chance to watch kite surfers doing their thing. What an amazing sport.
I wonder what the eighteenth century builders of La Rocco tower would think if they could see this scene.
I got chatting to one of the surfers and he told me it’s really quite easy. Not sure I believed him. The lighthouse in the background is La Corbiere, which featured in a couple of my earlier posts.
One of the tricky things I discovered about shooting kite surfers is that you have to choose between wide shots to get the kite as well as the surfer or close ups to capture the jumps and rolls the surfers do. The trouble with the latter is that without the kite the shot can look a little weird. Needless to say, however, I gave it a good try and some closer shots will feature in a later post.
Know exactly what you mean: http://wp.me/pXX8J-1gR It looks like a lot of fun, though I would guess it might take more arm strength than I could muster.
I like your shots! I suspect I enjoyed watching them more than I would enjoy doing it.
I like your shots, too. Agree on the watching over doing.
Beautifully captured! I love your compositions, too. It must have been fun to watch and shoot 🙂
It was great fun, Gracie, especially as there was hardly anyone else about. Thanks!
Great work Rachael.. I’ll be interested to see the ones without the Kite
Thanks, Helen. They will be along soon.
Sandgate, where I live in Australia, is jammed with these most afternoons – sometimes 30 or so. I’m always amazed they don’t crash. Very enjoyable to watch, yes, though there is an obvious macho element, as in most sports. I’ve got a few shots I should share with you one day too — though it’s hard to match the spectacular backgrounds in yours!
Yes, definitely a macho element. My daughter would like to learn though. How cool would that be?! She is perhaps a little young yet… 😉
Oh yeah, I think it would be amazing fun, and would keep you very fit.
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