Sunday, October 31, 2010
I got in yesterday for the first time in over three weeks. The water is starting to make that chilly change but it felt really good to reconnect with the movement of the ocean. the waves were less than memorable but nonetheless it was a pleasure to be on a wave again. hopefully more is to come!!- here is my first attempt at using a polaroid...the whole process feels kinda fun. who doesnt like instant gratification minus the pixels
Saturday, October 30, 2010
Friday, October 29, 2010
Wednesday, October 27, 2010
Tuesday, October 26, 2010
Monday, October 25, 2010
I have been struggling through a little flat spell as of late. No water time in the last two weeks and this coming week looks questionable too. Seems these flat spells really hit me on two levels. Can't surf, Can't shoot.. Here is a shot from a recent visit to a petting zoo... I guess flat spells do provide opportunities open the eyes to other photographic possibilities
Sunday, October 24, 2010
Friday, October 22, 2010
Thanks for restoring my faith in the power of rock and roll!!! My Norning Jacket play music way rock should be... loud, intense, and beautiful.
Wednesday, October 20, 2010
Tuesday, October 19, 2010
Sunday, October 17, 2010
Wednesday, October 13, 2010
Jeff's been riding his Dewey Weber performers since the beginning. Retro logging before retro was part of the surf vernacular. He's got such a smooth, understated style. Ask him about his drop knee turns and he just laughs, " I don't know about drop knee turns, i just turn the board when it needs to be turned". He's also quite the East Coast Surf historian and he's got crazy archival footage of NY surfing from the sixties too boot!!
Monday, October 11, 2010
I had the pleasure of three straight days of loggin'. While the waves were small, the winds were quite favorable making for a nice opportunity to re-connect with trim. Absolutely loving my 9'9 tyler pintail.
These smaller days can provide such a real state of relaxation and an opportunity to share a killer sunrise while catching up with surf friends. Hard not to find gratitude when surrounded by such serenity and dynamic beauty.
The lack of hype, frantic cell phone calls, aggressive attitudes all contribute to a very satisfying surf session. loggin is the ultimate anti-adreneline!!
This shot was snapped yesterday with my crappy medium format water cam. If you like what you see pass it on (link www.Saltstainedeyes.blogspot.com to your blog) or hit the f button below to share it on your fb page.
Thursday, October 7, 2010
I grabbed this shot while walking the beach just as the wind died on Saturday evening. Old glory laying slack is always a nice site. Unfortunately I didn't have access to the surf due to family commitments. This spot had the most beautiful little log wave coming, thru still kinda bumming i missed it.
Happy Columbus Day weekend, check my friends out at colony blog or at their colony website A good collaborations between salt stained eyes and colony to follow!! stay d-tuned..
Tuesday, October 5, 2010
Surfing is such a waiting game here on the east coast.. between the inconsistent surf, tide sensitive breaks and insanely fickle winds things can get very frustrating. Casing point, this past Saturday- three trips to the beach with three different experiences 1)dawn patrol - closed out minus tide swell with sideshore conditions, 2)mid afternoon- offshore until I paddled out, wind turned onshore after one wave (not a memorable session), 3) later that evening- dead wind, jello glass waves and me unable to get it due to family commitments. so it goes, its tough being an surf addict..
Here is a shot of my brother, Martin and Balaram Stack after a pretty insane day at Lido. Extremely crowded, big and bowly- Only the heavys were making waves. These guys look pretty amped about their session. Mart commented that the lineup was like a morning commute in mid-town manhattan...crazy crowds with lots of different types of license plates in the lot.
Monday, October 4, 2010
Sunday, October 3, 2010
one from last month..my kind of quality family time.... having family dinners is proven to be a protective factor for children and adolescents, I can only imagine what type of positive influence family surf sessions will have... sounds like a research idea..