Hurley Clothing Photo Contest Runner-Up

I know it has been a while since my last update but I have been creating a few volumes of photography books, having my websites published in web design books, experimenting with Macro and HDR photography. As if all of that is not enough, I recently became a runner-up for a Hurley Clothing photo contest revolving around the Hurley Pro Trestles surf competition.

Rob Machado at Trestles Hurley Pro

I had spent the day snapping away at the top surfers in the world on one of the best possible days for surfing at Lower Trestles in San Clemente, CA. I have been to a few competitions int he past and was just looking to get a few great shots with my Nikon D90. Out of the hundreds of images taken of carves, airs and athletes, the above image of Rob Machado stood out to me. He has been wearing those sunglasses in every interview and video for the last few months, so much to the point they are part of his image. Being able to see the crowd reflect off of his sunglasses made this image amazing. In one capture you have the athlete and his fans. View my Hurley Pro Trestles 2010 set on Flickr.