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#247 Surf’s Up

Surf's Up

Wind, surf and sea off Waikiki. Queen Kapiolani Park, Honolulu, HI.

Waikiki — what vacationer doesn’t dream of surfing there?  On this particular day the waves were up, the wind was high and the sun was shining.  I sat on the seawall in Queen Kapiolani Park with my 200 mm lens and shot surfing scenes for about an hour.  The sea was the same amazing turquoise color seen in the tourism brochures.

© Charlene L. Amsden, photographer

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5 Responses to “#247 Surf’s Up”

  1. Nicole says:

    Fun time :)!
    That looks really refreshing 🙂
    (Fits your new blog & look)

  2. Lew says:

    Great shot! You captured the action of the surer and sea nicley. Thanks for your comment on my kayak photo. I liked the scene and was pleased with the result. We are about 150 miles from the ocean and you are more likely to see white water kayaks in western Maryland.

  3. quilly says:

    Nicole — thanks. Sorry it took me so long to get it up and running, but life interceded.

    Lew — welcome! You found me before I announced my new address!

  4. I really enjoyed these photos..how you say- the cormorant condo is really nice. I saw the nests they build to look them up..wow, so big..I mean their big too. I’m away from the pictures but I think there all terrific. I don’t have a super zoom lense so I haven’t taken any of my boys surfing. Timing too I guess? That looks intense out there. Anyway, thanks for visiting & good to know your over on Oahu…where abouts?
    Have a good day-

  5. quilly says:

    Kilauea Poetry — I live Kuli’ou’ou, just Eva of Hawaii Kai. It’s a nice, family-oriented quiet neighborhood. Taking photos of surfers isn’t all that hard from the distance my current lens reaches. An action setting serves me just line. If I had a longer lens and could get even closer, then timing would be crucial.