Thursday, January 31, 2008

Anyone can post comment now.

I changed the settings so that anyone can post a comment.

sorry about that.

Tuesday, January 29, 2008

Ubiquitous, The Surf Movie

Well, at long last it is finally here! After a long time of filming our sessions, I have compiled some footage into a little video. I call it Ubiquitous. The movie is 10min and 16 seconds long and is about 51MB. I am extatic with how it turned out, let me know what you think.

Northern Ontario, surfing the shores of Lake Superior.


video

Friday, January 25, 2008

The Cleanest Lines






The phone call comes in around 9:30pm Thursday night. Winston says its on for a dawn patrol this morning. He is stoked to try out his new fish. Friday morning a brisk -22c, Winston and Eric show up around 7:30am ready to catch some waves. Check the stats on the computer and it does not look promising. Pack up an leave anyway, you never know what the waves are actually doing. Smoke lingers across the highway from a single lonely wood burning stove, a clear sign of no wind. Driving to the usual spot, the lake is calm. If anything, its going to be clean, it might be a foot high but its going to be clean. As we approach the the point we can see multiple lines of clean peeling surf, we are pumped! The temerature has gone up to a balmy -16c, sweet. The waves were clean, waist to chest high and the air was crisp. Surfed for a steady three and a half hours, took some pics, shot some footage for my video, stoked all around.


















Wednesday, January 23, 2008

Lightning!







Here are some photos that I took a long time ago using my pentax 35mm camera. The quality is not that good because the pictures are prints that had been rescued from our house fire. I just scanned them in. Quality aside, they are some of my favorite lightning shots.



The first and last photos were taken off of lakeshore drive looking into the bay. The two middle were taken at Shebandowan lake.

Some Old Photos






Just taking a little break here at work and was looking through some of my old photos.














One of my favs to photograph is lightning!










Some spring ice.










Waterfront night life.










Looking forward to some possible waves friday, until then back to work.














Tuesday, January 22, 2008

Lake Superior Fish



Doing some shaping on Winston's Fish board. The same technique was used for the fish as was the Ten footer. Make blue foam blank, cut and glue in the stringer, rough shape for a blank, final shaping, install the fin boxes, glass board. This fish has two 6oz cloth on the deck and a single on the bottom. Two hot coats, four fins and a leash plug later...

























A Fish is born!

Basic Shapes





























Here are some pictures of a 10' 0" blue home foam board I made last year. I used four eight foot by two foot by one inch thick pieces of home insulation foam. Laminated the pieces together to create a ten foot foam block with rocker. Cut out a wood stringer from 1/4inch plywood and laminated the whole lot together. I shaped the rough blank with a hand saw and thickness planed down to the stringer with the power planner. I did the final shaping with my contour cutout. For the glassing I used a single layer of 6oz for the bottom and deck, and used the West system epoxy for glassing. The west system has a slight yellow tint to the resin so the board came out as green.