While waiting for sunset in Boracay Island, Province of Aklan, I watched young men and women try their surfing skills.
They call it "skip surfing" in which they use a surfboard about half the size of the usual surfboard. They place it under their feet, slide upon the water once they see waves building up, then they surge towards the wave. I was lucky to catch this surfer, clicked the camera just as a cleared the wave, while his feet left the surfboard, creating a big splash of water as a result. He landed safely on the board after this shot, eliciting the applause of the enthralled public.
Boracay continues to be one of my favorite beaches in the country. It offers pristine white sand and clear waters during daytime, romantic, sporty sunsets and good food plus neat party places at night!
Note: I stayed the exposure to default 0 setting in taking this shot, but the faster shutter speed was to capture the fast action and to compensate for lack of light. I used a UV filter on top of PLL filter, which is probably why the sunlight turned out crisp and clear.
Make - Panasonic
Model - DMC-FZ7
Software - Ver.1.0
DateTime - 2007:03:18 17:52:35
YCbCrPositioning - Co-Sited
ExifOffset - 354
ExposureTime - 1/1600 seconds
FNumber - 5.60
ExposureProgram - Normal program
ISOSpeedRatings - 100
ExifVersion - 0220
DateTimeOriginal - 2007:03:18 17:52:35
DateTimeDigitized - 2007:03:18 17:52:35
ComponentsConfiguration - YCbCr
CompressedBitsPerPixel - 4 (bits/pixel)
ExposureBiasValue - 0.00
MaxApertureValue - F 2.83
MeteringMode - Multi-segment
LightSource - Auto
Flash - Not fired, compulsory flash mode
FocalLength - 21.20 mm
ExifImageWidth - 2816
ExifImageHeight - 2112
SensingMethod - One-chip color area sensor
ExposureMode - Auto
White Balance - Auto
DigitalZoomRatio - 0.00 x
FocalLengthIn35mmFilm - 127 mm
Critiques | Translate
Wittmann (168) 2007-03-21 5:02
PiÍkne zdjecie. Swietny klimat.
gemlik (983) 2007-03-21 5:04
It's a wonderfull photograoph,and thank you for saharing the exif explanation that is very usefull,very good action&sunset shot the colors superb.
partha (14020) 2007-03-21 5:04
Hi JCC ,
Great shot. Wonderful dynamism and good twilight moments. I like the perfect moment u clicked it.
Ertan (2988) 2007-03-21 5:09
Wonderful shot.Very nice dynamism.Very good work and ligth.Well done
vagabondtravels (6507) 2007-03-21 5:25
Nice comp and warm colors. Very sharp. There was no surf on Boracay when I was there. Spot on with the exposure. Well done.
carolskie007 (487) 2007-03-21 6:13
This is a nice capture of the silhoutte guy in action during sunset, not a typical one.
muscovado (1566) 2007-03-21 6:55
Wow excellent action capture, love the silhouette and the color of the shimmering sun. Galing!
cunejo200 (7281) 2007-03-21 7:07
The surfing movement is well frozen against a beautiful Boracay sunset. I see some specks in the image - dusty sensor? Exposure and colors are topnotch in this composition. Regards, Danilo
manatee (4658) 2007-03-21 22:51
EXelent, I Like this picture in movement, the drops in the air are maginificent,the sun is incredible and the silohuete wow speachless.
I like it so much
colinb (1590) 2007-03-27 20:51
Great shot. Love the capture of the spraying water and the combination of action with the subdued tones of the sunset. Well done!
mphotographies (1976) 2007-03-28 1:32
Dude superb action, details of the splash like bigger than life it celebrates! The surfer's form may not be that great but the capture is!
thebecky (688) 2007-05-27 23:03
Wonderful shot - you captured a great moment in one of the most bveautiful places I have ever been to. I think everything else has already been said.