Salmon Special

The other day we were celebrating a friends birthday and I snapped a pretty funny sequence of a few friends doing the salmon into the pool (thanks to my brand spankin' new camera the Nikon D4). I posted one frame and it got some serious attention on the infamous facebook so I figured I would post the whole sequence here. 'Av a look!

and here's the funny frame on its own

 salmon into the pool

Salmon Special

The other day we were celebrating a friends birthday and I snapped a pretty funny sequence of a few friends doing the salmon into the pool (thanks to my brand spankin' new camera the Nikon D4). I posted one frame and it got some serious attention on the infamous facebook so I figured I would post the whole sequence here. 'Av a look!

and here's the funny frame on its own

2011 Favourites

I have to say that I never expected to be so busy with my business as I was in 2011. I'm extremely lucky I've found this profession and people dig what I do, and better yet want to pay me for it! Not many can say that. Best yet I've not only been able to continue to travel the world, but I asked Mads to get hitched in the beginning of the year. What a good time last year was, and what greatness to come in 2012. 
We just got back from our holidays up the Banana Coast in Australia, such a good time spent with family and friends. I had some downtime and was able to put together a recap of some of my favourite shots from 2011 that I've taken in my spare time traveling around uncommissioned. Have a look if you get a minute, and let me know what you think!

PS - I will be making up for the slack posting on the blog I promise!!!

2011 Favorites from Stephen Govel on Vimeo.

Chuna

Yep, that's how it's pronounced in Australia (well.. nearly).  I had the privelidge of being invited on a tuna trip out to the Chicken Canyon off of NJ a couple weeks ago on a beautiful boat.  Last time I caught a tuna was maybe 10 years ago, so you can imagine how stoked I was when I heard the drag zip out and we hooked up! 3 tuna for the day, not too shabby!  Had a bite out of mine on board, best sashimi in the entire world. For real.

dad taking over the controls in the wee hours of the am

sunrise at sea

tools of the trade

the spreader that got 'em

stoke factor = VERY high

battle wounds

tuna can't resist a good ballyhoo

whatchu lookin at?

San Fran with the Fam

A few weeks ago, my sister moved out to San Francisco.  In fact, it was during a week long heatwave that the east coast got smashed with.  Perfect timing for some cool Nor Cal weather!  Never been to Cali before this trip, just very acquainted with LAX... time to get a new positive perspective on such a beautiful state!  Anyway, below are a few of my favorite snaps inbetween galavanting around to different places, seeing as much as possible in a short window with the fam, and seeing Emily off to work at Kiva.  If you don't know about this amazing company, be sure to give that link a click to check them out.  It's a microfinance company that works primarily with ambitious and entrepreneurial people in third world countries, but they are pioneering the microfinance movement in the USA.  Want to feel good about yourself? Go make a loan through them and tell your friends, you won't regret it!

golden gate surrounded by its best friend, fog.

there was this awesome old school arcade with all the old games. this little girl was pretty determined to knock spence out with the metal boxers

strolling the streets of san fran with the beautiful ladies of my family

hahaha

muir woods

some of the redwoods in muir woods park... pretty damn tall!

such great light all over the place in the park

crazy tree

sonoma valley pup waiting for his owner to return with an amazing deli sandwich... maybe some wine too???

fishing the frigid waters under the golden gate

sup bird.

whoops, shouldn't have taken the birds photo as you can see I pissed him off! sorry jeffo...

alcatraz entry, such a creepy awesome place.

empty cells

lonely library

destruction

spence rocking his san fran sweatshirt he had to buy... boardshorts and t shirts in the summer doesn't cut for the 60 degree days

haha

this one's for you mads