Roll number 9. Even though this roll is near the end of the series, it is actually near the beginning of the morning. See how I Tarantino-ed that?!? I’d arrived at the earliest hours this Friday. Wanting to beat the crowds I’d see on the news and hear about on the internet news lines. Biggest in 50 years. Biggest in my life. I showed up in the darkest hours and picked my spot. By the rocks you’d have the light directly on your subject, exposed to beautiful morning hues. The rider however is going away from you. Only his back side, or sometimes nothing at all, is all you’d photograph. The wave itself also reflects off the rocks and pushes northbound to ward Newport. The majesty of it’s crest closing would be missed in nearly every shot. The place to be, was a bit more north. I nabbed my spot and camped out. The Canon AE-1 and 300mm lens was neatly packed in my back pack. Snug and warm. The sun popped up over the hills of corona del mar, warming the ambitions of the “small” day riders. The show was about to begin.
Camera: Canon AE-1 Program // Lens: Canon 300mm FD Lens // Film: FujiFilm Superia 200 // ISO: 400