Dave Nilsen

Surf photographer from Seaside Park

http://www.davenilsenphotography.com/

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@hammered_sam driving down the line two weeks ago on a perfect winter morning.

Canon 5d mark iii
50mm 1.4
Shutter: 1/1600
Aperture: 6.3
ISO: 400
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Fighting the current as Down the Beach Syndrome kicked in hard.
Canon 5d mark iii
50mm 1.4
Shutter 1/1000
Aperture 6.3
ISO 400

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Held on to this shot for over two years after ESM had plans to use it in the mag. Now it’s in the Instagram graveyard of shots that almost were. John Vogel on a screamer on a solid day in January in 2016.
Canon 7d
10-17mm fisheye
Shutter: 1/1250
Aperture: 8.0
ISO: 400

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Went hiking in Pennsylvania a few weeks ago. Here’s Deers Leap Falls.
Canon 5d mark iii
16-35 F4 L
BW 10 stop ND filter
Shutter: 15 seconds
Aperture: 8.0
ISO: 320

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Thanks to @bencurr for the wake up call. Pretty good one this morning.
Canon 5d mark iii
16-35 F4 L
Shutter: Sky: 1/60 foreground: 1/20
Aperture: 4.0
ISO: 800

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Hurricane Irma, started out with a black eye and ended with plenty of shots and the best barrel of my life.
Canon 5d mark iii
100-400 F4-5.6 L
Shutter 1/1000
Aperture 5.6
ISO 400

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@angelo_gemo yesterday on the last wave before I swam in.
Canon 5d mark iii
50mm 1.4
Shutter 1/2000
Aperture 6.3
ISO 400

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Took a spill on the ice running up to the beach this morning and timed pretty much every swim out terribly and got smoked. At least there were some heavy ones that went by.
Canon 5d mark iii
50mm F1.4
Shutter: 1/1600
Aperture: 6.3
ISO: 400

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After the surf didn’t pan out I decided to take a bike ride yesterday and snapped a few shots with the infrared. After I got back I was completely over winter and the howling north west wind.
Canon t2i converted to 590nm IR
16-35 F4 L
Shutter: 1/320
Aperture: 8
ISO: 200

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Hurricane season delivered this year. Seems like everyday I was trying to get out of work as early as possible and bee lining for the beach. Here’s @sseeland locked in the morning of Hurricane Irma.
Canon 5d Mark iii
50mm 1.4
Shutter:1/2500
Aperture:7.1
Iso:400

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A year ago last week we got our first big Nor’ Easter of 2017. The current this day was a nightmare to swim against but completely worth it because of perfection like this coming through.
Shot on
Canon 5d mark iii
Lens:50mm 1.4
Shutter:1/1600
Aperture: F5.6
ISO:400

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Shot up to the Poconos yesterday to chase some waterfalls. Shot on Canon t2i converted to 590nm IR.
Lens: 16-35 F4 L
Shutter: 1/6
Aperture: F 22
ISO:100

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A glassy Thanksgiving eve. Just updated my website for the first time in a year with new images from the past year. Link is in my bio.

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Al Pollioni back in October just before an insane sunset.

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An old shot of @gilly732 hitting eject with some motion added. Last Saturday reminded me of this swell from 2 years ago just super shallow and heavy.

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@bengravyy on the foam ball last year during Stella. Will we get another solid clean swell this year?

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A few fun ones Saturday afternoon.

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Kind of blew it today surfed when i should have shot and shot when I should have surfed.

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Looking forward to the @nysea_surf cold shot challenge back again this year. Got 2nd with @robkellysurf last year hopefully can score some solid entries this year.

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Had no idea this was Slater on this wave. Thought everyone was joking when they said he was in the water.

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Back to more mild temperatures tomorrow. Haven’t had a cold spell like that I’m awhile.

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Lately I haven’t had motivation to go out and shoot anything other than surf. For some reason I had no problem standing on the frozen bay this evening to shoot a less than stellar sunset.

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Make favorite sequence of 2017. I’m sure it will be a couple of years before I see a wave break like this in NJ again. Check @bscottiv in the first frame for size reference.

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One evening in the fall when I got lucky with the sunset.

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Welcome to winter. Hopefully this one delivers like last did.

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One of the heaviest 3 footers I’ve seen.

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@simonhetrick that one good day right around Halloween.

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Looking out of a frothy one Sunday night. Looks like that will be the last time in a while flat spell is in full effect.

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One that got away during the Cold War on Sunday.

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Love those glassy evenings.

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