This Weeks Friday Freebie iPad Wallpaper: Mavericks Big Wave Friday Freebie features an image to liven up your iPad display with images from my travels… all for free. Few activities contrast the power of nature with an individual man like big wave surfing. Most big wave locations are in exotic locations such as Teahupoo in Tahiti (Laird Hamilton takes on Teahupoo video) or Jaws in Maui (video of the biggest wav
Fitting a huge eye-catching scene into a 35mm frame can often be a daunting task. I routinely see photographers attempting to do this and missing the mark. Experiencing a grand scene and capturing it effectively for others to experience often eludes photographers. One trick of the trade is to leverage a component of your scene for scale. In many instances the object included for scale is the element of focus and othe
I could generate a laundry list of thoughts as to why the Mavericks surf contest is one of the more amazing events to cover, but in the end it comes down to the sheer spectacle of man vs. nature. Having photographed every Mavericks Surf Contest since 2005 I’ve covered most every angle except from a jetski and the water itself. This year I was very fortunate stay dry on the media boat to get some killer photos.
It’s been a couple years, but the Mavericks Surf Contest in Half Moon Bay is due to take place this Saturday. Some highlights from the last time I was out to photograph the event are in the following gallery. Mavericks (Featured) – Images by Jim Goldstein If you’re looking to brave the trip out be warned there is massive traffic congestion, horrific parking, historically large crowds and limited vie
It’s been a great year for photography, perhaps even better than last year, and as 2008 nears its end I thought it would be fun to select my favorite photos from the year. I had a tough time narrowing things down so here they are… Honorable Mentions: Honorable Mention #5: Pike Place Market One thing I love about taking travel photos is the constant challenge to find a new perspective. While I got odd stares from pass
Mavericks is always a spectacle to witness, but in 2005 no one had a better view than the Coast Guard. I found it particularly amusing that amid the chaos of the event the Coast Guard found the time to check out the action. I’ve yet to see a repeat of this and I think its unlikely this type of scene will unfold again quite as nicely.Â Even still every year I return to photograph this event I keep waiting for a