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There was a lot of hype surrounding an incoming swell for Friday, January 6th, 2012.

When the swell finally arrived it did not disappoint. It perhaps wasn’t as big as some people anticipated but definitely brought some fun decent sized waves.

Here are some photos from that day.

Hospitals Wave Sunrise La Jolla, California

Hospitals Wave Sunrise La Jolla, California

Big Rock Wave Surfing La Jolla, California

Big Rock Wave La Jolla, California

Black's Beach Wave Surfing Late Morning

Black's Beach Wave Late MorningEvening Glass off at Black's Beach

Line up shot of the surf at Black's during evening glass off

Line up shot of the surf at Black's during evening glass off

Surfing a little gem during evening session at Black's
Surfing a little gem during evening session at Black’s

To see more images from this swell Click Here

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I just completed a photo shoot for a BMX magazine out of Spain. The images were used in their feature story on the Supercross World Cup of BMX that took place at the US Olympic Training Center here in San Diego, CA. BMX was introduced to the Summer Olympics in Beijing. The US Olympic Training Center replicated the track that was used in China and as a result was the last stop on the world traveling World Cup circuit.

BMX Supercross World Cup

BMX Supercross World Cup

Current World Champion Joris DAUDET from France

Current World Champion Joris DAUDET from France

Winner of the Race and new World Champion Connor Fields

Winner of the Race and new World Champion Connor Fields

Austrailian Female Rider

Austrailian Female Rider

There were some crazy crashes as speeds of 35mph and big jumps were involved

There were some crazy crashes as speeds of 35mph and big jumps were involved

The starting gate is at the top of the large black Swatch wall in the background. Where they get up to about 35mph setting up for the first jump.

The starting gate is at the top of the large black Swatch wall in the background. Where they get up to about 35mph setting up for the first jump.

More Carnage  and Crashes

More Carnage and Crashes

Connor Fields on his way to victory.

Connor Fields on his way to victory and New World Title. Look at the victims of a crash behind him in the lower left corner.

Raymon VAN DER BIEZEN from the Netherlands who came in Second.

Raymon VAN DER BIEZEN from the Netherlands who came in Second.

Supercross World Cup of BMX Podium. USA took 1st and 3rd. 1st Connor FIELDS, 2nd Raymon VAN DER BIEZEN, 3rd David HERMAN

Supercross World Cup of BMX Podium. USA took 1st and 3rd. 1st Connor FIELDS, 2nd Raymon VAN DER BIEZEN, 3rd David HERMAN.

 

Here is a link to the magazine’s website and the article with images.

http://bmxatope.com/category/2049

You won’t however be able to read it unless you speak Spanish.


www.JFennellPhoto.com

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A couple of months ago I photographed the Red Bull Air Races that were in San Diego. It’s a great location because it’s right on the waterfront along downtown San Diego, accessible from the Gaslamp District. You can also view the races from Coronado (which is where I shot from). Coronado is a great place to shoot in the afternoon because the sun is behind you and can provide good lighting on the planes in the race. The high rise buildings in the background can also make for interesting images. Unfortunately on the this particular day the light was not cooperating the way I would have liked it to. It became really overcast and made for flat unflattering light. Here are a couple of the ones that turned out ok (the previous year was much better with blue skies and interesting clouds).

Red Bull Air Races San Diego

Red Bull Air Races San Diego

This particular shot I was using a slower shutter speed and panning with the plane to create a little motion on the pylons (shutter was 1/250 sec)

Red Bull Air Races San Diego

Red Bull Air Races San Diego

The background on this photo is the Marriott Hotel & Marina Downtown San Diego. If you look closely on the edge of where the glass bends you can see people standing on their balconies.

Red Bull Air Races San Diego

Red Bull Air Races San Diego

On this image I really wanted to show the speed of the planes so I prefocused on the pylons and cranked my shutter speed down to 1/250 sec and waited for the plane to cross through. This took a few attempts to achieve due to the fact that these planes are traveling at over 200 mph.

Red Bull Air Races San Diego

Red Bull Air Races San Diego

Using the total opposite technique as the image above I boosted my shutter speed up to 1/1250 sec in order to freeze the plane in motion and preserve detail.

I’ve been traveling and shooting a lot so I will be posting more frequently… Stay tuned…

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After a docent lead tour of the new exhibits in the Museum of Photographic Arts ( MOPA ), it was dark and I thought it would be a good time to play around with a few evening/night shots in and around Balboa Park in San Diego. While photographing in the park I though it would be fun to play around with some different off camera lighting.
Below are a couple of results from my experimentation.

Fig Tree photograph
This is a fig tree hidden in the back of the park. It was extremely dark back there thus resulting in quite a long exposure. I was able to illuminate the tree from different areas popping the flash as I walked around.

Museum of Art Fountain
This particular shot had some illumination on the right hand side from a street lamp. The other side of the fountain however was falling in very dark shadows. I used off camera lighting on the left side setting the flash 20 feet back as to not give it too much light. Just enough so you could see some detail. Whether or not you think this is art I think it’s kind of funny how the “Museum of Art” sign is in the background. I made sure I used an aperture so that you could still read the sign.

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