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  #180 Sparkle
Entry 21 of 25
   
 
pigdog       ©2016 rd52
Canon EOS 7D       21st place, 9 points
1/1000s, f10, ISO 200, 625mm, Shutter Priority, Pattern, no flash
 
Post-Processing: Shot as a raw and converted in AP. It was hard to develop as I was shooting straight into the sun trying to get the 'sparkle'. Played with numerous exposure, shadow, brightness settings. Selected the face at one point and used the clarity filter. Then reduced to size and saved as a jpeg for the challenge.       Extra Info: A pigdog is what surfers call this position that he's doing. It is not used as a derogatory term. When going backside, one knee down, grabbing a rail, that's a 'pigdog'.
 
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cookiejar
Dec 27, 2016
    Great composition and timing! that must be one long telephoto lens.

babysister
Dec 26, 2016
    This was a perfect subject but the fuzziness puts it down my favs.

leanneqld
Dec 26, 2016
    A few sparkles on the water but it is really flat.

rd52
Dec 25, 2016
    Thanks for the comments and suggestions. When processing I spent to much time worrying about the black wetsuit, trying to give the surfer definition, I blew it! The pic when I just made another slight curve adjustment down really helped with the overall effect.

Qixil
Dec 23, 2016
    Excellent. I'm sure the original is soo much better. There's too many compression jaggies that are noticable. Great action shot.

NEAT
Dec 23, 2016
    Very over exposed, and needs more contrast and sharpening. It looks like you shot this in bright sun. I know it's not always possible to go out into the golden hour especially if it's cold, which I know it has been if you live in the northern hemisphere. Shame because the scene itself is quite good.

aoc46
Dec 22, 2016
    Dramatic capture of the surfer, with sparkles in the waves. Cropping some off bottm and left would improve the composition, IMO.
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