The missing kite surfer
S.O.S – 4 kites and only 3 surfers
Kite surfing or kite boarding is a surface water sport that uses the wind to pull a rider through the water on a small surfboard or a kite board. Generally kite boarding refers to a style of riding known as freestyle or wake-style, whereas kite surfing is more "wave-riding" oriented. These two styles usually require different boards and specific performance kites.
The sport is becoming safer due to innovations in kite design, safety release systems, and instructions. Riding styles have evolved to suit riders and conditions, such as wake style, wave riding, freestyle, free ride, jumping, and cruising.
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tusharkmandal (3173) 2010-06-09 8:18
The action is captured very nicely. Nice colors used in the compostion.
jalab_temen (2193) 2010-06-09 9:19
Wow, Rob, I like how you composed this vertical image, the power of wind and sea, the ant-like people and the lovely colourful parachutes. It is full of life and energy! Thanx for sharing, Jalab
yeln (11516) 2010-06-09 9:39
a true masterpiece!
beautiful, with wonderful sharpness and colors.
Have a nice day
faletiz (10377) 2010-06-09 10:22
A beautiful picture dynamic and colored. I like the effect of the wind that lifts the foam on the water.
And in the sky the beautiful multicolored kites. And the fourth surfer what happened to it?
Have a nice evening
Graal (103034) 2010-06-09 23:57
very nice dynamic scene, good shot and caught moment. Well vertical composition. I like it.
have a nice day.
AiresSantos (56155) 2010-06-09 23:59
Fine picture of the surfers with colorful kites
Excellent POV, sharpness and details
I like it a lot
Have a nice day
ktanska (28166) 2010-06-10 5:44
Colourful action shot. Fourth surfer is of the right edge I guess.
Wonderful to see those kites so close to each other. Makes me wonder what might happen if those ropes tangle together.
dip (23890) 2010-06-10 10:49
wonderful colorful and dynamic scene!
very well captured,great timing!
belido (19934) 2010-06-10 12:17
long time I don't check your gallery...and also that I don't loggin :((
This photo has a very nice graphical apealing. I like the spectrum of colors of the kites and how you worked with the human and natural elements. Very nice job!
danos (99870) 2010-06-11 4:00
really a problem which wants its solution. Excellent snapshot with the kite surfers in action.I like the way that manage their kites as looks to walk on the waves.Well done.
Have a nice weekend,Danos,
PS Just i called the SOS telephone center.
jhm (155330) 2010-06-13 2:06
Kite surfer zijn op de stranden een gevaar, ik heb al enkele, ongevallen gezien.
Maar het moet een prachtige sport zijn.
U toont hier een mooie foto, met de drie man en vier pararas.
Ook de witte golven zijn mooi om naar te kijken. Goed gedaan.
Cretense (68703) 2010-06-17 0:35
Very impressive and very original photo, great action shot and beautiful summery atmosphere! Great composition and framing, flawless light management, fantastic colours!
Charo (51212) 2010-06-18 2:06
The image has an impressive dynamism, I would say that the sea was dangerous ago.
Magnificent scene with excellent color and detail.
emjleclercq (15780) 2010-06-22 13:33
Both a very colorfull, and a very lively picture. No idea where the missing surfer is, either under water or outside the frame, but the splashing water and hight flying kites give an good idea of the wind.
All the best,
batalay (39281) 2010-09-22 0:12
This a colorful action shot, especially in those choppy waters. It is an enigmatic scene with the number of kites outnumbering the number of kite boarders.
fotka (4523) 2011-08-30 11:49
Through your photo I am more familiar to kite surfing sport. Your shot is full of action with colorful kites. I like the composition with chopping waves and the men enjoying every minute of the fun. Great sharpness, light, colors and interesting note.
saxo042 (37902) 2014-08-09 8:53
A very good capture with a lot of colours and action. A perfectly composed picture!
Didi (60588) 2014-08-11 1:40
Interesting decisive moment with a rough sea
Royaldevon (40336) 2014-08-11 8:28
Where is the missing kite surfer?
Luckily, it's not the Bermuda Triangle!
A great shot!
It is very well composed, a good sense of excitement, colourful and sharp.
My warm regards,
macjake (69815) 2014-08-12 13:55
funny title, I didn't really pick up on it until you mentioned it in your note.
this is something that looks like a heck of a lot of fun, but for now i'll stick to photographing it instead :)
the light brings out the colors in the sky very well, attractive action shot from top to bottom.
cornejo (43859) 2014-08-15 10:52
Hi Rob, very good picture of this beautiful and interesting composition with these surfers enjoying their sport, very well captured in this interesting picture with good sharpness, light, color and quality. Very good and interesting job well done, congratulations my friend. Thanks for sharing this beautiful work.
Good afternoon and happy weekend.
Warm greetings from southern Spain.
Hanssie (10852) 2014-08-16 3:24
Great splashing photo with the colours against
the blue sky !
aliabazari (16230) 2014-09-17 22:03
Hi Rob dear
I like this shot of a dynamic and vibrant. Good composition. Thank you for recording this nice picture
COSTANTINO (66581) 2014-09-29 14:30
Hello dear friend
I visited your gallery tonight and I liked
very much this photo full of movementand dynamism
I liked the power of the waves and wind
pierrefonds (68143) 2016-02-02 16:57
The wideness of the sea is giving depth to the composition. You have captured well the action of the kite surfers. The point of view is showing the details of the kites. Well done, have a nice day.
- Copyright: Rob Zwemmer (alvaraalto) (16282)
- Genre: People
- Medium: Color
- Date Taken: 2009-04-25
- Categories: Daily Life, Humorous
- Camera: Sony A350 Digital SLR, DT 55-200 mm F4-5.6
- Exposure: f/8, 1/640 seconds
- More Photo Info: view
- Photo Version: Original Version
- Date Submitted: 2010-06-09 6:59