This must be the twin to Judy's shot from South Africa of exactly the same motive. This one was taken on afreezing December day on the Dutch coast with biting arctic winds blowing down through the North Sea. But nothing deters the windsurfers and kitesurfers when conditions are right.
I postprocessed both with Photoshop and Neatimage. There was a lot of noise in the original blue sky - as is often the case.
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carper (96) 2004-03-07 3:11
Very nice capture Per,
Realy a lovely shot, I have seen those kite surfers, It's realy betautiful to see those an work. And you composition is very nice. I like it. Very good job
JudyH (700) 2004-03-07 3:48
Beautiful, beautiful, beautiful!!! I love this - and the sky looks so good having gone through NeatImage. I love the little windsurfers on the ocean - they look like butterflies. Very well done!
Jeppe (18654) 2004-03-07 4:19
Under normal conditions would I say "to much sky" but this one perfect - I can't remember seing this sport "live" but with your capture its almost like I have seen it for real ;-) Very good work indeed.
jhm (154480) 2004-03-07 4:26
Diffecult shot Per, but very nice picture, your compostion is good. Beautiful. My compliments.
Spoony (3539) 2004-03-07 8:45
Uaaauuu! It´s a amazing photo. Fantastic. I like a lot the sky. Very nice job.
Georges (11185) 2004-03-07 13:16
Très impressionant comme sport et ici il est fort bien representé.
Le dégradé de bleu dans le ciel est super beau il donne beaucoup de valeur a l'image.
Rockyboy (20598) 2004-03-07 16:11
That a very nice picture and the blue sky is wonderful. Though, I prefer to see the action not in the center... Hope you will like my WS.
jmaddocks (563) 2004-03-08 4:53
Hi Per. This is a very cool picture. It's very unique having the two points of interest, the splash and the sail, so far apart from one another. Your note really helps to understand the determination of these surf lovers. The blue sky makes a nice contrast to the black sail. I have put together a workshop as I thought it would be interesting to see what this would look like as more of a panorama. Well taken.
summer89 (5422) 2004-03-08 9:59
Great accion photo, Per. The sky it's great.
jmdaoudal (82) 2005-02-01 3:53
Oh yes the empty space is a real problem with these activities (its the reason why I take a flip and angle). Here It is well done too with the flat sea to the horizon.
Very good moment taken.
vampire (0) 2006-09-18 11:30
Hello, this is Sid from Taiwan.
I am a reporter of a outdoor magazine called "funnature".
In the upcoming issue of 10, we will introduce the kitesurfing.
After browsing the net, I found this photos are very beautiful.
So I wonder if you can provide me with this photos.
Hope this will not bother you so much.
- Copyright: Per Hoj (hojper) (2832)
- Genre: People
- Medium: Color
- Date Taken: 2003-12-27
- Categories: Daily Life
- Camera: Olympus C-740 UZ
- Exposure: f/4, 1/800 seconds
- Photo Version: Original Version, Workshop
- Theme(s): Winter beach scenes, Twins? [Part III] [view contributor(s)]
- Date Submitted: 2004-03-07 0:33