I went to Jordan River with the idea of trying to get close enough to the surfers and kayakers to reach them with a strobe. That idea didn’t quite work out as there was too much ambient light and the surfers although close were still too far away. I recently purchased three Strobe Pro (Godox) strobes that have high speed synch capabilities where my previous Paul C Buff White Lightings and Alien B’s didn’t. I imagined lighting the surfers and kayakers on the wave at various shutter speed from 1000 to 8000 but that experiment will have to wait until the next visit to a standing wave where I know I could get the strobes within a few feet of the kayakers.
You can only see so much of a place in a couple of hours so I picked two spots and worked those rather than rushing to a number of different locations on the beach chasing the photos. I saw the tug boat and thought it was unique and indicative of the area and wanted to include it as a background in a few photos. Even though I didn’t plan on fully submerging I was wearing my Stohlquist dry suit and boots that allowed my to walk and kneel in the water without a worry of getting wet or losing my footing. For my next visit I would like to experiment with a few different angles such as from the bridge, the other side of the river and possibly using the drysuit and underwater housing for some underwater shots.