Here’s what International Surfing Day looked like. The waves were pretty small! I paddled out for a little bit, but it was more floating than catching the waves. Chris surfed the shore break for a while. I caught a few there. The waves break really fast, but if you stay on the back of the board it helps keep the nose from going under when the wave breaks.
Chris made this awesome GoPro video of Surfside with his new grill cam mount. The grill cam is a little more efficient to manage time with an oncoming wave than the GoPro surf mount, and it floats!
That’s one of the latest Julep Maven pinks on my toes. It’s called Polly, a vibrant azalea shimmer. It’s the perfect cheerful summer beach color.
On the way back I was playing with a shaped bokeh lens cover I just made. Bokeh is the aesthetic quality of out of focus points of light in a photograph. Nikon lenses make circular bokeh by default. But if you put a cover over your camera lens with a small shape cut into it, your pictures will have shaped bokeh. This lens cover makes blurred bokeh look like hearts! I made mine so that the bokeh shape is interchangeable, but I only need one lens cover per lens. I made lens covers for my 18-300mm and 35 1.8 lenses.
Depending on the focus of the lens, the heart flips upside down. For example, when I focused the lens in really close, the bokeh from far away objects showed an upside down heart. More on all of this later.