Neill Bachand | Nikonos II | Costa Rica | 8.10.2014

Nikonos II, Nikonos Project, ©Neill Bachand

Its funny how almost every time a surf trip is discussed at length it never really unfolds. However when your friends realize last minute, “You’re free all next week!? Wanna go somewhere?”

Nikonos II, Nikonos Project, ©Neill Bachand      Ian McDonnell celebrating with a double high five.

This then turns into a ridiculously early flight and before your body has time to wake up you’ve got your toes in the sand pointed at some unbelievable good looking surf, off shore winds and a coco frio in hand. This can’t be real.  

Nikonos II, Nikonos Project, ©Neill Bachand       Surfer: Jeff Shapiro

Welcome to Costa Rica. On this trip I brought along a few rolls of Fujifilm Pro400H film with a Nikonos II. 

Nikonos II, Nikonos Project, ©Neill Bachand

I was very unsure that the film was going to be okay after going through an agriculture x-ray checkpoint after arriving in Liberia, CR. Thankful Jeff Shapiro made it out of this barrel and the film wasn’t hazy.  

Nikonos II, Nikonos Project, ©Neill Bachand

Jeff Sill was kind enough to let us post up at his place for a few nights. Here he is reaping the benefits.

Nikonos II, Nikonos Project, ©Neill Bachand

After a few nights we decided to travel north. We ended up meeting Raúl Hernández Orosz a professional free surfer that’s been traveling around Central America.

Nikonos II, Nikonos Project, ©Neill Bachand

This morning we got on it early as the tide and sun was rising. Raúl Hernández Orosz welcoming the new swell.  

Nikonos II, Nikonos Project, ©Neill Bachand

The thick tropical rain clouds added variations in the light, which kept things interesting. Surfer: Raúl Hernández Orosz

Nikonos II, Nikonos Project, ©Neill Bachand

Nikonos II, Nikonos Project, ©Neill Bachand

Raúl Hernández Orosz finding some shade.

Nikonos II, Nikonos Project, ©Neill Bachand

Nikonos II, Nikonos Project, ©Neill Bachand

Nikonos II, Nikonos Project, ©Neill Bachand

Thanks for enjoying the photos! I used a Nikonos II with a 35mm, Sea and Sea 15mm with Fuji Film 400H. Exposure varied from f3.2-f16. Raúl Hernández Orosz set of photos were exposed under and pushed +1 stop in the lab.

Photography by: Neill Bachand

 

Light Leak or Dev Issue? Nikonos V

‪#‎nikonosproject‬ what can you shoot in 62 days?