Easter Mash-up

View count: 1122 | duration: 6:50 | date: 5 years ago on Wednesday, April 11, 2012

Easter is one of my favourite times to spend out on the water. It is always mayhem. A large group of fellow windsurfers and kitesurfers from all over Queensland make the pilgrimage each year to camp at Elliott Heads. We all get on really well, so its not only great fun to meet up, but the spectacle on the water is always inspiring. Unfortunately the wind can be fickle over this period. This year a big south-easterly was predicted to come through, so a bunch of guys stayed on to catch it.

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My gold Sony DSC-HX9V This was shot using my Sony DSC-HX9V compact camera. I still get amazed by the quality of video this tiny camera is able to produce. The images are sharp and the focus is incredibly quick and tracks well, particularly when their are the bright reflections of sunlight on the sails providing lots of contrast in the picture. This camera is the one with the 16x optical zoom and active digital plus optical image stabalisation, that shoots in full HD 1080 x 50p resolution. It was blowing a gale, so this time I tried something different and shortened the length of my carbon fibre Benro monopod, and shot the images sitting on a rock. I think this has improved the steadiness of the camera quite a bit. The biggest problem was salt spray. I took a lens cleaning cloth with me and had to regularly cleans salt spray off the lens to keep the images from getting foggy and soft. For ths type of work I cannot recommend this camera/monopod combination highly enough.

Photos from the day...

Andrew and Brent

Andrew and Brent

Lindsey

Lindsey

Jason

Jason

Clinton and Andrew

Clinton and Andrew

Royce

Royce

Chris

Chris

Tim

Tim

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Posted by Henry Thomas, 5 years ago on Wednesday, April 11, 2012

8 comments:

Henry Thomas said...

I could do with some help on a few people's names which are missing ;)

Posted 5 years ago on Thursday, April 12, 2012

simon blanshard said...

Nice to see you putting more videos on your site.... I still look at the turtorial ones you have on here and I'm still learning from them, thanks again always great videos.

Posted 5 years ago on Thursday, April 12, 2012

Henry Thomas said...

Simon,

Its my pleasure. I do find these slow motion videos quite interesting to watch because I see snippets of technique here and there to learn from. I have every intention of creating more videos on technique soon, I am just juggling all the other commitments in my life at the moment.

Posted 5 years ago on Thursday, April 12, 2012

Scot Farley said...

Hi Henry, Great footage, thanks for taking it. We all had a ball once the wind filled in and that just took me back to the day. Magic stuff. PS: Second last photo is Timbo.

Posted 5 years ago on Monday, April 16, 2012

simon fyfe said...

Hi thanks for footage , im the guy on the red servene and fanatic

Posted 5 years ago on Monday, April 16, 2012

Kim Lawrence said...

Hi Henry, I loved your video from Easter. Never seen myself jump before (see 3mins) so it is pretty cool. The second last photo up top is Tim. Cheers Kim

Posted 5 years ago on Monday, April 16, 2012

Henry Thomas said...

Hay Simon, I heard you cracked your knee open out on the water that day - hope it wasn't serious and your all OK now.

Posted 5 years ago on Monday, April 16, 2012

clinton shaw said...

The one after jason is clinton and andrew nice pics by the way

Posted 5 years ago on Tuesday, April 17, 2012

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