Our TE friend Matt Maniano (i9l2y1m8a8t3) from The Philippines was visiting these shores in July. Matt is a water baby like me, so I took him for a trip up the Northern Beaches. This is Dee Why point, where we sat and ate some fish and chips before shooting the boomers.
In the far background is Long Reef, where I recently posted my photo entitled Canto Della Terra.
Canon 5D MkII
200mm using 70-200mm f/4L lens
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serp2000 (44560) 2014-07-24 8:18
Hi, Lisa, my neighbor today,
Your wave looks like a logic continuing of my photo from India. Perfect sharpness and good idea to make it in b&w. Simple but interesting presentation of the water power.
Greetings from Russia!
snunney (100656) 2014-07-24 8:36
An image that captures the fantastic power of the sea. Perfectly presented in black and white.
lousat (92808) 2014-07-24 9:01
Ciao Lisa,cattura spettacolare di questa mega onda che per fortuna non vi ha travolti..ehehe...i dettagli sono spettacolari,pero' il bianco e nero lo digerisco poco...ehhee..buonanotte! Luciano
willperrett (11066) 2014-07-24 9:31
Wonderful action shot. Mind you it looks like the last action this guy will undertake for a bit: he's just about to be hammered something chronic! When you say you're a water baby, I hope you don't mean you do this sort of thing. I still sail, but that's a different kettle of worms entirely.
Fancy going for monochrome! I know you do sometimes, and it really works well in this instance, as it concentrates the viewer's attention on shape and form. Stunning.
berek (50504) 2014-07-24 10:39
spectacular waves. With this picture I felt the power. congratulations.
Noel_Byrne (31628) 2014-07-24 11:40
I love how you captured this, the waves seem alive, and like some great monster eating up this surfer. The spray has an amazing look too, it looks almost like sand shifting in the desert! There is a real sense of power and awe in this, nature can never be sniffed at and here is the watery proof! Love the choice of black and white.
And thanks for your workshop as well, I tip my hat, yours looks much better than mine. the black and white treatment is moody and dramatic and has brought out the textures of the buildings so well. Thanks for that, much appreciate you taking the time to improve it so much :)
One more day to wheatjuice, one more day to wheatjuice, na na na na HEY, na na na na HEY!
arnie (1805) 2014-07-24 12:11
A great capture of the power of the sea, great detail in the waves and the spray. Good in Mono.
Spyder (4) 2014-07-24 15:10
I had a quick look at your profile, and went to your favorite photo, and I agree that the image is brilliant, but the story you tell of your father is so typical of that generation.
Anywho! This image is magnificent, is that your friends arm? Quite a few comments talk about the power of the sea, I would like to emphasize that there is the almighty wind blowing out to sea which helps to dramatically dramatize (doh!!!!!!) your photo.
Thanks for sharing
carlo62 (49993) 2014-07-24 15:18
Luciano č il solito dispettoso....
Il b&w ci sta benissimo, rende ancora pių drammatico l'effetto di questa grande onda.
Fantastici gli spruzzi sopra la spuma bianca.
Un saluto a tutta la famiglia
fritzi007 (11043) 2014-07-24 15:54
really a very dynamic, awesome photo, congratulate you warmly!
photoray (13981) 2014-07-24 17:10
Fine surf's up monochrome scene with the large wave breaking and the body surfer's arm jutting out from the break.
Like Hawaii's Oahu Island, the north shore may be the big wave action on Oz?
PS: In my youth I bought a surfboard but never was very good due to balance issues, but found I did not need balance just wave catching to become a body surfer. I spent many summer days body surfing SoCal waters.
emka (99901) 2014-07-24 18:54
Ciao Lisa, Impressive waves, specially when shown in black and white. Water baby, haha. But living near the ocean and with warm weather all year round you can be. I am not from landlocked country :) but there are years that I do not swim even once. Must have been nice meeting with fish and chips (and no vegemite sandwich?). And it seems as you made this photo whole surfing.
Warm regrads MAlgo
sabermonajati (11245) 2014-07-24 22:41
evocative frame from wave you captured.
timecapturer (49288) 2014-07-25 2:01
superb action shot that has more impact in monochrome I think. Big admirer of surfers; as a man that panics when just out of his depth in the swimming pool. A legacy of nearly drowning in the sea in Biarritz as a teenager. I have never regained any confidence at all, so this would be spectator only, I'm afraid my little ozzie mermaid.
Enjoy the weekend - Brian (aquaphobia can annoyer)
CLODO (34696) 2014-07-25 2:49
powerfull shore break againts the wind caught at the right moment when a swimmer tries to surf it. Good conversion in monochrome to focus on the dark spot in the water!
dta (79050) 2014-07-25 3:22
Hello Lisa ,
A great capture of the big , big waves . Excellent choose of the B&W .
abmdsudi (55116) 2014-07-25 3:50
Fantastic, really works well in mono and this is about strength, power and sensation of the waves. We can feel the force of it here, I love the textures which seem to change wherever you look closely; wonderful and so different, the light and tones through the wave are beautiful. Good shutter speed to freeze the water and the dynamism of the whole scene.
I think all we have to do is capture the power and we have free, clean energy. Forever.....
annjackman (21899) 2014-07-25 3:52
This is an interesting subject for monochrome and works so well. Love the spray at the top of the wave. Very well taken and just at the right moment. Powerful photography.
Best wishes, Ann
Sergiom (81703) 2014-07-25 5:30
I am always up for fish and ships.Of course, my wife would prefer grilled fish and salad. But the waves remain the waves. Very spectacular black and white capture.
Have a nice day
SnapRJW (31629) 2014-07-25 7:40
Hi Lisa - You've made a statement with this shot... I would not expect it to be converted to B&W and I doubt many others would see it the way you have. What works particularly well for me is the incredible shading/toning across the spray, you have captured such depth and detail here I am really impressed. No blow outs at all. A powerful burst of natural energy appears to completely overpower the surfer. I'd be terrified!
Action packed, this is superb.
Warmest regards and hugs dear friend
Silvio1953 (145533) 2014-07-28 11:59
Ciao Lisa, impressionante, sembra di sentirne il rumore, gran tempismo, favoloso bianco e nero, bravissima, un abbraccio Silvio
ChrisJ (115493) 2014-07-30 2:09
That was very hospitable of you to take Matt around. Is that a wet suited arm protruding from the wave? Love the sharpness capturing every water droplet in a frozen moment in time. Well composed with a superb tonal range. Tfs!
tatadalou (7459) 2014-10-05 2:25
What a nice capture ! I'm always impressed by these men and women fighting against big waves. It's funny to see just an arm. Your picture is really attractive with the spray formed by the wave. Good job !