Nicholas Paoni@npaoni

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Nicholas Paoni

The Bite. A pic from my @nfpaoni stream. Back to surfing tomorrow.


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Nicholas Paoni

“An Elvis Sighting” Ok I know this doesn’t have anything to do with surfing, but I just wanted to let you know that I started another IG stream @nfpaoni where you can find my other styles of shooting, including street photography like this. Hope you’ll stop by for a visit and follow along.


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Nicholas Paoni

A lot of folks shoot videos and I get that, it’s cool to see all those snap turns stream by. But for me it’s all about stills. I love the challenge of anticipating and capturing the action, excitement, colors, lines, and yes the art of the decisive moments in the sport. @taylorclark_ in action last week. #surfer #surfing #surf #adventure #action #ocean #waves #beach #Encinitas #Cardiff #Cardiff-By-The-Sea #California #surfphotographer #sports


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Nicholas Paoni

Daybreak yesterday arrived with dense fog, perfect conditions to shoot moody, foggy, B&W beach scenes. This is part 1 in a six part mini series I’m posting titled interestingly enough “A Foggy AM” #surfer #surfing #surf #adventure #action #ocean #waves #beach #Encinitas #Cardiff #Cardiff-By-The-Sea #California #surfphotographer #sports #YourShotPhotographer #myfujifilmlegacy #XPro2


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Nicholas Paoni

I got these shots of @matttt_lewis earlier in the week around sunset. That is my favorite time to shoot cuz the light is just awesome. The last frame is another one of those panning shots I’ve been practicing. #surfer #surfing #surf #adventure #action #ocean #waves #beach #Encinitas #Cardiff #Cardiff-By-The-Sea #California #surfphotographer #sports


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Swipe through to see @finn_mcgill in action this week. The roll he does is freaking jaw dropping. #surfer #surfing #surf #adventure #action #ocean #waves #beach #Encinitas #Cardiff #Cardiff-By-The-Sea #California #surfphotographer #sports #surfermagazine #thesurfersjournal


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Swipe through to see some high-flying action by @jacobszekely22. Nice to meet you yesterday Jacob and thanks for the air show. #surfer #surfing #surf #adventure #action #ocean #waves #beach #Encinitas #Cardiff #Cardiff-By-The-Sea #California #surfphotographer #sports #surfermagazine #thesurfersjournal


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I typically don’t post shots of the same surfer twice in a row, but I really like how this shot of @tc_divine shows him in the context of the waves he was riding. #surfer #surfing #surf #adventure #action #ocean #waves #beach #Encinitas #Cardiff #Cardiff-By-The-Sea #California #surfphotographer #sports


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I’m shooting at 10 frames per second so swipe to see 0.8 seconds in the life of @tc_divine. #surfer #surfing #surf #adventure #action #ocean #waves #beach #Encinitas #Cardiff #Cardiff-By-The-Sea #California #surfphotographer #sports


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Nicholas Paoni

I took this shot last week of the harvest at the Self Realization Fellowship pumpkin patch. The monks there have been growing and carving pumpkins as a community service at Halloween for over 25 years. So what’s the Self Realization Fellowship got to do with surfing. Well nothing, unless of course you count the history behind how Swamis got its name. #surfer #surfing #surf #adventure #action #ocean #waves #beach #Encinitas #Cardiff #Cardiff-By-The-Sea #California #surfphotographer #sports


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Nicholas Paoni

Yesterday my shot titled “Aerial Ballet” was featured as Photo of the Day at Outdoor Photographer Magazine (@outdoorphotomag). Before that it was favored by a National Geographic editor @natgeoyourshot. I want to thank those photo editors- it is so rewarding to see my work be recognized like that. But I especially want to thank the unknown surfer for dancing above the waves that night. #surfer #surfing #surf #adventure #action #ocean #waves #beach #Encinitas #Cardiff #Cardiff-By-The-Sea #California #surfphotographer #sports


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I’m shooting at 10 frames per second so swipe through to see 0.6 seconds in the life of @chriscote #surfer #surfing #surf #adventure #action #ocean #waves #beach #Encinitas #Cardiff #Cardiff-By-The-Sea #California #surfphotographer #sports #encinitasmagazine


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This shot I took at Seaside titled “Cardiff Tide Pool Sunset” was just awarded a second place ribbon at the San Dieguito Art Guild’s September show. The show is on display now at the Off Track Gallery in the Encinitas Lumber Yard, so stop by to see some neat works and support our local art community. #surfer #surfing #surf #adventure #action #ocean #waves #beach #Encinitas #Cardiff #Cardiff-By-The-Sea #California #surfphotographer #sports


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Ok I know I’ve posted this shot before, but it’s one of my all time favorite pics, and yesterday I discovered that it was selected as a “Photo of the Day” by the Editors at Outdoor Photographer Magazine. So stoked. #surfer #surfing #surf #adventure #action #ocean #waves #beach #Encinitas #Cardiff #Cardiff-By-The-Sea #California #surfphotographer #sports #yourshotphotographer #natgeoyourshot


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Ya know the tourist season is winding down when there are more pigeons and orange cones than people on Moonlight Beach. #surfer #surfing #surf #adventure #action #ocean #waves #beach #Encinitas #Cardiff #Cardiff-By-The-Sea #California #surfphotographer #sports


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Tower 10 yesterday at sunset. Did you know that for sunset shots the peak colors appear 5-10 minutes after the sun dips below the horizon. #surfer #surfing #surf #adventure #action #ocean #waves #beach #Encinitas #Cardiff #Cardiff-By-The-Sea #California #surfphotographer #sports


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Nicholas Paoni

I’ve been out of town, but got back in time to catch a sunset at the usual place. Ah home sweet home. #surfer #surfing #surf #adventure #action #ocean #waves #beach #Encinitas #Cardiff #Cardiff-By-The-Sea #California #surfphotographer #sports


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“Season Change”. Here in Encinitas I don’t mark the seasons by the weather (which is always pretty nice) or the date, but rather how crowded the beach is during the week. #surfer #surfing #surf #adventure #action #ocean #waves #beach #Encinitas #Cardiff #Cardiff-By-The-Sea #California #surfphotographer #sports


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