Shadow Surfer

Second time ever shooting surfing. This photo was taken at Torö, one of the rare surf locations close to Stockholm (Sweden). Got there a bit late, as the sun was already setting. Within minutes, I was shooting at f/2.8, ISO 3200 and underexposing to get decent sharpness of the action. I felt I wasn’t getting anything special, just a copy of the batch I shot last time – so I wanted to try something different.

This is the result. I think this technique tells the story a whole lot better then most static action shots you see out there. The hardest part was panning the surfer while the viewfinder was blacked out by the mirror during the exposure.”  -Jens Marklund



Nikon D700
80-200 2.8   AF-D @ f/6.3  200mm
0.6s shutter speed
ISO 200
  • Christoffer Fryd

    I would love this to hang on my wall.

  • Rincon

    Check out the work of David Orias. He has been doing this for years and is a true master. He is able to blur the waves yet keep the surfer sharp. His work is amazing. He’s on Flickr, 1X, 500px, etc.

  • Jens Marklund

    Cheers! Maybe I could make that happen. Contact me if you’re interested.

  • Stephen Sherrill

    This shot is a real success. The sense of movement is fantastic. Well done.

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