This shot was taken at Shanklin during a good days surfing, it was warm, the sky was clear, and the waves were perfect! I used water housing for this shot (obviously) and it was extremely difficult to capture the wave right at the right moment. The amount of times i got sucked over with the waves and went head first to the bottom was un-countable!
I have just noticed that the quality is pretty poor because i have saved it at such a low resolution for TE, the original is much clearer.
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Serendipity (1045) 2007-02-11 4:50
Wow ! Very good job, not easy to have a good framing with the movement of water, that's right. I like the light in the wave.
Very well done. TFS.
dauntless111 (0) 2007-02-11 5:09
and people say that the UK doesnt have surf, well done!
jeanguy (686) 2007-02-11 6:29
It's a lovely and not so seen on TE. I like a lot the "frozen" wave. TFS.
Glint (5965) 2007-02-11 7:11
your tenacity paid off. An un usual image for the uk. I like the way you have captured Shanklin in the frame. Great colour too.
scalerman (26900) 2007-02-11 7:44
Jamie: for originality and technical aspects, five-stars. Not so many shots like this uploaded on TE, so this one immediately grabs the eye. fine work overall, regards, c
cobbydale (1958) 2007-02-11 13:45
This is great Jamie, thought it was Maiu for a minute not Shanklin! Definitely worth the trouble you took to get it.
alex-zaitsev (254) 2007-02-11 14:37
The excellent composition, is well shown powerful elements of water rolling on a beach. Good color. Excellent work.
MLINES (12516) 2007-03-08 17:42
Hi Jamie. Very fine surf photo. I'd not realised you had surf on this island. Great colours and perfectly timed! TFS. Murray.
chicken (1557) 2007-04-22 13:03
The quality is already quite impressing in TE resolution. The fast shutterspeed made for a wonderful clarity in the water, you made me wonder how this would look in large.
amstel (2388) 2007-07-23 3:54
mmohan (742) 2008-10-26 12:36
An excellent reward for braving the waves!
gedul56 (158) 2010-02-27 20:15
Good shot! Nice shape and the right moment. TFS Gerrit
tonypecz (17) 2010-02-28 16:39
you did a great job!
i like the wave!