A Photo a Week Challenge: Unexpected Focus


I shot this photo when I last visited California in 2019.

To be honest, I was expecting this photo to come out a blurry mess. The sky was grey and cloudy that day and the last thing I was expecting was to spend the afternoon on the boardwalk by the beach watching a surfing competition.

Swapping the 16-50 mm lens for the 55-210 mm was a last minute decision because I haven’t taken enough action photos to be familiar with the camera settings. Still, I remembered from the many YouTube videos I’ve watched to set the camera focus to continuous focus and the motion to capture the action.

I think this came out all right with the main focus on the waves and water while the surfer dude remained slightly out of focus, providing an anonymity for the person.

A Photo a Week Challenge

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