Posts Tagged ‘eden english’

November 5th, 2014

Shooting Surf Photos With The Nikonos V

By Jack English

This past year I have called it quits in shooting anything that has to do with surfing with my digital camera. I got to a point where I hated everything digital. In short I don’t need a camera that shoots 12fps to get the shot, and I don’t need nor want thousands upon thousands of digital files floating out in cyberspace. What I do want are gems (A+ surfing photos) tucked away nicely in my folders that sit on the shelves in my home.

So one day I was speaking to my photog friend Vince Cavataio and he told me about the Nikonos V. He had mentioned this is the camera he use to shoot with in the early 70’s at surf spots like Pipeline. “I couldn’t afford anything else at the time. I remember Aaron Chang would come over here to Hawaii and have all these killer water housings and their I was floating into his frames with my Nikonos. Aaron would always be yelling at me to get out of the shot.” (Aaron would be shooting with a long lens front he channel where Vince having the Nikonos (35mm lens) would have to swim in close to the surfer to get the shot)

I emailed my water housing maker at SPL and asked how much a new housing would be and he told me it was was $2,500.00. So my original plan was try to sell my two SPL digital water housings that I own for the Canon 7D and in doing so buy a new housing from SPL for my Canon 1v (film body). I put the housings on Craigslist (priced them high) and they never sold (received endless emails of people asking the most bazzar questions). Since then I have decided to keep both housings (one fish-eye and one long lens) in case I do get hired to do a water shoot where the client does want digital.

My next move was I got on Ebay and found one of the nicest Nikonos bodies for $200.00 and I purchased it. It’s a fun camera to use and very convenient to take in the swimming pool and or ocean without having to bring some large water housing when I am just taking photos of my daughter playing. It has some dials where you can see your depth of field as you cannot focus the camera, but you do preset your focus. I have been shooting with Velvia 100 and pushing it one stop (which makes it 200asa), but this week I ordered some Fuji 400 which will allow me to shoot around f16 (alot of depth of field) at a high shutter speed.

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Here are some shots I took of my daughter boogie boarding and surfing at Cardiff Reef in North County San Diego

Eden English – Age 6
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July 15th, 2014

Malibu, Cardiff and The Wedge

Some photos we have received this month from Malibu, Cardiff and The Wedge

Malibu
Beach Babes
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It’s Malibu what do you expect
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For sure a Luke Davis fan
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Before
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After
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Celebrity?
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Tyler Warren
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Cardiff by the Sea
American Pride
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Bodyboarder Eden English
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She also surfs
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Rob Machado putting his money to good use
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The Wedge
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One surfers junk is another man’s treasure
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May 15th, 2014

Eden’s School Being Evacuated From Carlsbad Fire

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February 15th, 2014

Snowboarding With A Few Pro Surfers

We we’re at Bear Mountain this past week and ran into a few pro surfers

Colt Ward, Finn and Dax Mcgill
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Jake Davis and Colt
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Jake hitting the double (maybe the camera through him off)
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Eden English

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June 26th, 2013

Eden Meets Two Surfing World Legends

Her future shaper, Xanadu

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“To Eden, Keep Surfing – Tom Curren” (she was to shy to get a picture with him)

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June 18th, 2013

Eden English Makes Her First Surfing Final

Posing

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Surfing

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Into the final (came out in 4th place)

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June 10th, 2013

Little Ripper Get’s Herself A New Board

Going from her current 5’10” to her new 4’10” INT Softboard.

Eden English all smiles

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April 28th, 2013

Dora Lives!

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January 30th, 2013

Photos Uploaded Today

US Open
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Colonel Sanders
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Doug Acton – Mavericks
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Whats on your tongue
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Oceano Dunes, The Poles
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Eden English – Cardiff Lagoon
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Cardiff Reef
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Carlsbad Lagoon
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Seaside Reef
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Eric Soderquist
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Evan Futterer – Oceanside
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Homeless – Santa Cruz
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Oceanside
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Hugh Soderquist – 26th Ave, Santa Cruz
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Illegal Crossing
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Joel Tudor – Suckouts
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Justin Cote – Seaside
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Lost Girl
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Mark Cunningham – Nixon Billboard
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Pro Wakeboarders – DMJ’s, Oceanside
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Reef Models
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Rob Machado
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Russel Smith – Beavers Beach
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Mrs. Florence (John John’s mom), Gavin Beschen and Russel Smith – Steamer Lane
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Sebastian Zietz – Lowers
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Siri Cota – Oceanside
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Mr. Snowman – Steamer Lane
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Taylor Steele
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Tonino Benson
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William Sharp (photographer to the Ventura and Santa Barbara surf stars)
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November 27th, 2012

Eden English’s First Surfing Contest

She rode her first wave in August this year and now three months later 4 year old Eden English competed in her first surfing contest held at Seaside Reef.

The Cardiff Surf Classic

“You enter the water at your own risk”



Your seated



6 years and under and going against the boys



Probably getting the butterflies right about now

We just told her to ride them all the way to the shore

4th place finish (“I beat two boys”)