Capturing The Excitement Of Riding The Wave
Sports photography, especially water sports seems to me to need a different kind of mind set than other kinds of photography. You need to consider all of the regular things that you would consider in every photo you take - composition, light angle shutter speed and so on, plus - you need to have a very quick eye (or camera) being able to capture the experience or the many experiences happening at the time.
Ron Niebrugge published several excellent images of surfers in action that demonstrate exactly what I am talking about here.
You can feel the weather, the thrill of watching, the excitement of riding the waves and the power and energy involved in each and every shot.
He photographed a 9 frame series of Brett Simpsons winning wave, that is quite incredible (only to bad they were published in the smaller version on the blog)
Click here to check them out.