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SAINT AUGUSTINE FLORIDA PHOTOGRAPHER | KITEBOARDING MATANZAS INLET

 By Florida based Action Sports Photographer Cody Coleman

 

I have been waiting to share this gallery for a few weeks now & am super stoked to release it to everyone. A couple weeks back I lined up a shoot with local St. Augustine waterman Jeff Greene to shoot him and a few other kiteboarders. With a perfect tide & wind the conditions seemed like a match to try and shoot some water images of them kiteboarding Matanzas Inlet. 

I have had a vision for some time on how I wanted to photograph them in their element & it seemed like everything came together this evening for some unreal images & moments.

Enjoy the gallery & please shoot me an email or call with any questions regarding prints etc.

E: codycoleman@ccolemanphotography.com     |      P: (904) 377-1010

In between guys flying by me I had to think about what was swimming below me. #inletswims

In between guys flying by me I had to think about what was swimming below me. #inletswims

I'm always chasing light but when a sunset like this takes place it pays to be in the right place....Pictured is Jeff Greene flying through the sky just before sunset.

I'm always chasing light but when a sunset like this takes place it pays to be in the right place....Pictured is Jeff Greene flying through the sky just before sunset.

Look the other way & it's Brian Sullivan flying by in recovery mode...

Look the other way & it's Brian Sullivan flying by in recovery mode...

I'm not sure his name, but he rips hard & I will update the blog as i'm sure someone will let me know once it goes live :)

I'm not sure his name, but he rips hard & I will update the blog as i'm sure someone will let me know once it goes live :)

This image of Brian Sullivan was from the very beginning of the session I was still getting into the spot I wanted and he goes drifting by for about 200 yards.

This image of Brian Sullivan was from the very beginning of the session I was still getting into the spot I wanted and he goes drifting by for about 200 yards.

Jeff Greene Lit up & upside down...

Jeff Greene Lit up & upside down...

Jeff Greene blasting off only inches away from me.

Jeff Greene blasting off only inches away from me.

As you can see from the first set of images here, the conditions were constantly changing & never the same. With a dropping sun and a sky filled with ominous clouds I was constantly chasing the ever changing light. With that came new Ideas & inspiration.

As the guys would ride by I would yell at them an Idea I had & from there we would try & execute it. 

Incredibly stoked on this sequence of Brian Sullivan doing some crazy flip. How about them sun rays...

This image really stands out to me from the shoot. The focus on him but knowing he is out there with others brings so much more energy to the image.

This image really stands out to me from the shoot. The focus on him but knowing he is out there with others brings so much more energy to the image.

Is there really a better time to kiteboard?

Is there really a better time to kiteboard?

Jeff Greene on his first pass by when I asked him to get closer. See later in the blog post for a sequence of him getting about as close as you can. in fact I think I had to dip under water under him :)

Jeff Greene on his first pass by when I asked him to get closer. See later in the blog post for a sequence of him getting about as close as you can. in fact I think I had to dip under water under him :)

But until then, enjoy images of guys flying in the clouds & right over my head.

But until then, enjoy images of guys flying in the clouds & right over my head.

With a few moment of the sun being hidden by clouds, I took the opportunity to switch focus a bit.  Jeff Green within a mess of water. 

With a few moment of the sun being hidden by clouds, I took the opportunity to switch focus a bit.  Jeff Green within a mess of water. 

Stoked he has good control of his board and knows how to dig a rail...

Stoked he has good control of his board and knows how to dig a rail...

Somewhere in the clouds I seemed to always find him. Especially when the light was right.  Jeff Green upside down and looking for direction...

Somewhere in the clouds I seemed to always find him. Especially when the light was right.  Jeff Green upside down and looking for direction...

The stoke was high out there. Brian Sullivan casually cruising by during a brief moment of cloudiness.

The stoke was high out there. Brian Sullivan casually cruising by during a brief moment of cloudiness.

50mm fun... really digging this perspective.

50mm fun... really digging this perspective.

Jeff Green up close and personal.

Such a beautiful canvas for a kiteboarding portrait :)

Such a beautiful canvas for a kiteboarding portrait :)

I'm not sure who this guy is, but seriously did you just see the sequence... #steeze #stylefordays

wide open & lit up...

wide open & lit up...

Brian Sullivan cruising off into the sunset.

Brian Sullivan cruising off into the sunset.

Jeff Green just barely fitting in frame...

Jeff Green just barely fitting in frame...

Brian Sullivan | Nikon D3 | 50mm 1.4 | Fully Manual in an Spl Waterhousing.

Brian Sullivan | Nikon D3 | 50mm 1.4 | Fully Manual in an Spl Waterhousing.

Jeff Green creating his own silhouette.

Jeff Green creating his own silhouette.

Jeff slicing through a fiery sunset.

Jeff slicing through a fiery sunset.

Kiting with friends is fun...

Kiting with friends is fun...

Brian again...

Brian again...

Here is the sequence of Jeff Greene that I spoke about earlier in the post. This was shot with a 50mm 1.4 lens & is seen with no cropping, straight out of camera.  This is the definition of close. Just as I took the last image in the sequence, I dipped under water as he went right over me.

After shooting this session, I think I will be learning this rap sport very soon...

After shooting this session, I think I will be learning this rap sport very soon...

Jeff chasing the sun...

Jeff chasing the sun...

Just as I began to swim in I turned around to this view.  The last image of the night...  I hope everyone enjoyed the series & contact me with any questions or inquiries...

Just as I began to swim in I turned around to this view.  The last image of the night...

I hope everyone enjoyed the series & contact me with any questions or inquiries...

Here is a little behind the scenes of me shooting some of the above imagery

Cody Coleman