La Côte des Basques in Biarritz is the local spot for surfers. A garden on a huge hill overlooks this site, and when the sun is low, the photographer can play with silhouettes and shadows.
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jjcordier (79297) 2014-07-04 21:26
Intéressante composition avec ces surfeurs "repliant leurs gaules" sous cette excellente lumière de fin de journée.
jcpix (13930) 2014-07-04 22:41
What a fantastic little city this is, and you've captured it's main promotional aspect...but in a slightly non-traditional and brilliant way. A superb point of view which brings the surfers and sea together. Plus, this is some kind of terrific light and contrast to really emphasize the layed-back and fun mood. A golden result! Bonne journee. All the best.
Apurba20 (984) 2014-07-04 22:50
A very different and unique POV, I must say, that has given a new perspective to a beach photo.
The almost silhouetted figures too present some emotions of their own.
Have a great weekend.
emka (99931) 2014-07-04 23:43
Very attractive view of these surfers on the beach, in the early evening, when the shadows are so long. I like the silvery view of the sea. I lioke it very much.
WArm regrad s MAlgo
siudzi (34141) 2014-07-05 2:05
You have observed a really great daily life scene under such a amazing light! Beautiful view indeed! Well taken from an interesting high POV to get a brand new sight. TFS!
timecapturer (49288) 2014-07-05 3:47
another of your creative and inspirational observational images. It works perfectly on both an intriguing and artistic level. Love it!
Enjoy the weekend - B.
ourania (47092) 2014-07-05 9:01
I like this picture very much because it's an unusual composition from such a high and perpendicular vantage point, because it features a interesting, almost graphically depicted scene that conveys subtle but effective movement, because the colours are harmonious and the light is perceived through reflections and shadows and there's a fine layout of textures. I also love the peaceful evening atmosphere. Congratulations and thank you!
All the best, have a lovely weekend,
eldancer1 (36343) 2014-07-05 10:13
Great composition! I like the effect of backlighting on the subjects and the shadows created. Good pov and nice details. Well done, tfs.
tulipan7 (798) 2014-07-05 13:10
I confess that I'm a sucker for surfer's photos and I really like this one... It would be even better if the shadows of surfers were whole, not cut in half... On the other hand, I just love the unusual pattern of waves you caught in this photo...
abmdsudi (55126) 2014-07-05 15:57
Excellent play of light, I love the silhouette effect taken from a fairly high vantage point when the sunshine brightens up picking out some of the colours and detail as the glittering waves on the sandy beach combines creating a beautiful scene. Those tiny figures give dimension and perspective and the wet shiny sand is a perfect mirror for the figures.
Beautiful capture, great photo works, Congrats
rigoletto (34279) 2014-07-06 3:31
hi claude. this is a very nice high pov, low exposure, counter light & silhouettes photo. i like it a lot when the people in photos are so tiny. i also like how you made use of the sea surface to create different patterns and textures. it looks like the flag of surfers' country.
Ninello52 (7576) 2014-07-06 13:17
Magnifica la costruzione dell'immagine, con tanti elementi caratterizzanti: le roccie in primo piano che si stagliano sulla fascia di spiaggia, i 5 ragazzi con le tavole da surf, il mare che brilla dal controluce! Tutto molto bello!
pili51 (1853) 2014-07-07 11:46
superbe prise de vue de ces surfeurs sur cette belle plage qui derniérement a été recouverte par de grosses vagues mais l'endroit est propice pour le surf.
J'aime ton cadrage et les silhouettes.
Une belle composition...Attrayant et bien réalisé
fabbs99 (17167) 2014-07-07 12:58
It looks like a great photograph of the return of the surfers.Fascinating composition with great exposure, splendid light and wonderful warm colors. Very well done, TFS.
sevy (58) 2014-07-08 2:18
Ne manque plus que d'entendre les Beach boys et l'on se croirait sur la West coast.
C'était une bonne idée le recadrage vers un format plus rectangulaire, c'est bien adapté à cette photo.
Silvio1953 (145579) 2014-07-08 5:48
Ciao Claude, lovely composition with fantastic shadows, wonderful colors, good DOF and splendid light, very well done, my friend, ciao Silvio
jemaflor (98771) 2014-07-09 11:26
Un splendide résultat avec cette luminosité et ces ombres, les vagues en haut de l'image font un bel effet de dynamisme et leurs teintes dorées sont très bien rendues.
adores (45715) 2014-07-22 16:31
Very good pov to take this one! I like the light a lot, it's perfect on the water and the almost silhouettes of the people and their shadows make a very nice composition.
swapankumarroy (2847) 2014-08-01 0:45
This is an unusual thinking but you exhibited it nicely. Though it is a low light picture but its detailing is good. Well composition and framing.
with best wishes and warm regards. Have a nice weekend.
- Copyright: Claude SIMONIN (CLODO) (34720)
- Genre: People
- Medium: Color
- Date Taken: 2014-05-08
- Categories: Daily Life, Transportation
- Camera: Nikon D 90, NIKKOR AF-S 18-200mm F3.5-5.6 G ED
- Exposure: f/5.6, 1/2000 seconds
- More Photo Info: view
- Photo Version: Original Version
- Theme(s): Surf on the European Atlantic coast [view contributor(s)]
- Date Submitted: 2014-07-04 9:59