Photographer's Note

South Korea is not considered one of the globe's surfing hotspots. In recent years, however, the sport has seen a increase in popularity here. It's come to the point where International competitions, such as the one portrayed in this shot, are becoming commonplace in places like Cheju Island and Haeundae Beach, Busan.

This was not an easy shot for me since my D70 lacks the speed and event such as this requires (shoulda broken out the old F100, but I wasn't thinkin'). Nonetheless I managed to get a couple of shots worth looking at during the session.

The slightly overcast day proved fortuitous as it was around mid-day and direct sunlight from above would have been trickier to meter.

I also used a monopod to steady things up, despite the relatively fast shutter speeds. I find, when there is a situation like this where all the motion is predictable (right to left every time), that the monopod works well, especially when shooting with a monster lens.

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