Derek Dunfee, modernist self-portrait, CA
“I’ve been working on this tail camera series for the past seven years,” says Derek Dunfee, pictured here breezing through a late-afternoon San Diego tunnel. As you can see, this photo is a self portrait. Tail-mount cameras aren’t the world’s easiest devices to use (there’s plenty of elements to a good shot), so Stab wonders […]
“I’ve been working on this tail camera series for the past seven years,” says Derek Dunfee, pictured here breezing through a late-afternoon San Diego tunnel. As you can see, this photo is a self portrait. Tail-mount cameras aren’t the world’s easiest devices to use (there’s plenty of elements to a good shot), so Stab wonders how one gets into such a craft. “I was working as a boatman on Tavarua when Warren Bolster was doing the tail mount remote with Jon Rroseman,” Derek explains. “Warren wouldn’t let me ride the camera board, so I came home and had Del Mar waterhousings make me a tail mount and a waterhousing.”
So, what about this particular image? The colours, so rich! “For this image, I shot it using a Canon Rebel t2i,” says Derek. “But the one thing I did differently was to slow down the shutter speed. The weather was gorgeous for the entire south swell, a few really nice pink sunsets, and the colour of the sand and dirt on the beach creates a orange glow to the wave.” Doesn’t it just!
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