Most surfing shots are all about the whole wave with the surfer. I have placed my camera on spot focus to get the faces of the surfer. I hope that you get the pleasure that this bloke is getting after he makes the tube.
Take care Richard.
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avishek_khan (544) 2008-03-05 21:10
Where from you took this shot!! This is a stunning picture. Full of dynamism. The expression on the face of the surfer says it all!
maglex (1980) 2008-03-05 22:30
Wow Richard, really a spectacular shot. The tight framing really shows the amazed surfer's feelings while in the tube...Thanks for sharing...Alex
asival (5305) 2008-03-05 23:37
Great catch with perfect timing by you...
It looks like a lot of fun
totoamoto (2519) 2008-03-05 23:41
Cette photo me permet de découvrir ta galerie..Géniale..
En tant que surfeur.. je suis fan de tes photos de vagues elles sont splendides..
elle ci est remarquable, le visage du surfeur.. son expression est géniale.. On ressent le bonheur dans ses yeux..
Une image de rêve..
Un léger effet plastique pour cette vague..
Et je vais de suite visiter tes autres photos..
Prisley (1485) 2008-03-05 23:43
Splendid and powerful!!!!! I did you manage that shot? is it a teleobjective that you used? but where were you posted to have tha angle? were you in the tube too? ;)
I am amazd by the sharpness here. And I love the surfer expression, it is almost pain, at the limit of rage....excellent. good pp too.
All the best,
brandstaetter (15915) 2008-03-06 7:50
an phantastic moment that you captured..really nice, stunning perspective and you got really close. I´m not going along with the others about postprocessing. It seems you used a noise reduction filter which makes it look unnatural in my opinion. I´d prefer to have it not so sharp and smooth, it´s action, movement !
But this is the only point I´d change :)
jean11-3 (2799) 2008-03-06 12:07
Hello Richard,I love the shape and texture of the wave.The expression on the face of the surfer is wonderful and speaks volumes.
I don't know how you did this but it is a great shot, well done.
Tfs, regards Jean.
Julian_K (1055) 2008-03-06 12:47
All I can say is WOW! A really incredible photo, I don't want to know how much trouble you had to go to to get it! The lighting is spot on and it is pin prick sharp. Magnificent! Thanks for sharing,
Asiulus (1176) 2008-03-06 23:32
Oh dear... Nicely framed, good timing. What time did you use to freeze this wave?
bloublou (144) 2010-07-15 15:37
wow your shot are fantastic congrats
jga (1062) 2011-01-04 6:08
I am just discovering your gallery and your photos are truly amazing.