Friday, August 19, 2011


I got the idea this week to slave my strobe to my surf housing. Spent all day trying to get the fiber optic cable to sync with the strobe.

Surf housing connected to ys-27 dive strobe

Girlfriend's off work by 6:40,  sunset at 6:58.

After a 35 minute drive to sandy's, we arrive at the tail end of the sunset. Oh well, I'll test the strobes in the dark (this will cost me later)

My camera settings were all over the place, and aiming the strobe is more difficult then I would have thought. ... But, the strobe fired, and the results show that there is some potential.

Shore break at night. 

 My strobe hand kept getting submerged before the camera, so I think I need to hold the strobe with the hand closest to shore.

Night time barrel ( strobe test)

This shot is kinda interesting.  I think it's the Lip of a smaller wave falling onto the camera. 
water falls onto my camera
Remember when I said it would cost me?  Well it was time to pay my dues. A larger set rolled in. I saw it and tried to dive into the wave as the lip was crashing down.  Since I have the camera in one hand and the strobe in the other I dove straight in, both hands straight out like an olympic swimmer. The result was the wave slamming my housing into my head. 
Head split open from surf housing


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