The clock ticked to 515 and my brain was awake! I am an early riser, great being a photographer and even better for my wife now that we have another early riser, Carson our son. One last chance effort to try and figure out the flash before I break it down and just shoot without. No avail. :(. You win some and you lose, this trip the flash won. It wasn’t the first and won’t be the last the equipment failure haunts me. Just have to roll with the punches. I decided to shoot with a 50mm 1.2 prime lens, which can produce some amazing results. My dad and I headed down to South Jetties in Venice Florida about 615. Not a soul in sight, my favorite time of the day! Still clean long lines coming in and was about waist high. Looked super fun to surf. Such a great moment to get out there with my dad. Having my best friend as my dad is something I hope that can happen one day with my son. I swam out while he surfed. We had it to ourselves for over and hour long after sunrise. It amazes me there were not more people out. On the east coast it would have been packed and we get way more wave oppourtunites than they do. I shot for almost 1.5hrs. By the time everyone showed up the tide was too high and was really only longboardable. Since longboarding is way too boring for me (although I have a couple longboards) we got our shortboard SUP’s and headed back out for another 1.5hrs. It was tough for me with my back issues but always have a blast getting out in the water with my dad. After the morning session it was time for me to head back to the east coast as I had a ton of work piling up. Thanks for following along!
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