Photo 0042: Kitesurfer

A kitesurfer on water holding a kite steering bar. The kite is not in the picture. The movement creates splashes of water. In the background, there is a coast with trees.
Ahl, Denmark
Date (taken):
July 2023
Camera model:
Fujifilm X-T4
Lens model:
Fujifilm XF 70-300mm ƒ/4-5.6 R LM OIS WR + 1.4x TC
Exposure settings:
249mm (374mm) | ƒ/8 | 1/450s | ISO 160

During a hike in the Mols Mountains National Park (Denmark), I discovered a kitesurfing spot at the Ahl beach. One surfer was doing tricks near the coast, so I went for an action shot. However, I did two major mistakes. First, for whatever reason, I didn't activate the burst mode. Second, I didn't check the photos I took well enough, thinking I've got the shot. Long story short: most of the pictures were out-of-focus. Another lesson learned the hard way.