Friday, May 8, 2009

BBC HD Surfing Film

From holding a breath for extended periods of time to awkwardly swimming with heavy equipment, the challenges of underwater photography are strenuous and exerting. In the past few years, I have experimented with underwater photography from capturing images at several exotic locations, including Fiji, Kona and Oahu. I enjoy the unique perspective of the images and having a first person encounter with an environment.

Yesterday, I discovered a trailor of BBC's HD documentary, Ocean of Islands. The breathtaking cinematography uses slow motion HD cameras to record a surfer riding a large wave. The unbelievable films moves underwater photography into a new direction and challenges photographers and cinematographers to continually capture new perspectives.

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