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Fotoeins Friday: Crashing down Sydney’s North Bondi

I’m at Bondi Icebergs, and my long-glass is primed across the beach to the huge waves crashing against the rocks at North Bondi’s Ben Buckler Point.

The surf forecast predicted waves up to 3- to 4-metres (10 to 13 feet) in height. Judging by where people stood at the overlook (to the left), that wave crash is about 10 metres (33 feet) high from base to peak. It’s a great example of the power of the Pacific Ocean, but it’s also a great example of “a fluid with large linear momentum striking a perpendicular surface, resulting in an almost ‘elastic’ collision”.

I still have a love of all things physics, and I do like crashy things …

I made the photo at Bondi Beach in Sydney, Australia on 3 June 2013 with the Canon EOS450D (XSi) camera, EF 70-300 zoom-lens, and the following settings: 1/640s, f/8, ISO200, 225mm focal length (360mm full-frame equivalent). This post appears on Fotoeins Fotopress at as, and is part of the Travel Photo Thursday series.

6 Responses to “Fotoeins Friday: Crashing down Sydney’s North Bondi”

    • fotoeins

      Hi, Molly. I liked your piece about movement on your blog! 🙂 Thank you for stopping by and for your comment!

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    • fotoeins

      Hi, Timo. I’ve experienced with the burst or rapid-fire mode of the camera. When used, the 450D has a small burst rate at 4 frames per second, but adequate for “slow wave crashes.” Believe me, I hung out here for a full hour, watching, observing, and testing my photographs. Lots of crap, a few decent useable shots in the whole lot. 😉 Vielen Dank für Deinen Kommentar!

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