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backlit surfer       ©2020 rd52
Canon EOS Digital Rebel XTi       19th place, 30 points
1/1000s, f6.3, ISO 200, 2412mm, Shutter Priority, Center Weighted Average, no flash
 
Post-Processing: A raw photo processed using DPP, converted to a tiff. In Affinity cropped, slight curves adjustment to lighten the wave, slightly de-saturated the color, minor sharpening after reducing.       Extra Info: An afternoon shot with the sun behind the wave created an almost translucent wave. I've always liked what I consider the surfer's classic pose.
 
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rd52
Apr 30, 2020
    Had to go back in the archives for this photo from 2009. I've always liked this pic.
Thanks to all for the comments and suggestions, always appreciated.

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Mepo
Apr 27, 2020
    The texture and lighting of the of water are amazing and the composition spot on. Good capture.

Old Finn
Apr 27, 2020
    Rapid picture.

Lo
Apr 26, 2020
    The rippled surface of the wave is really stunning. The collected pose is, as you say, classic.

cookiejar
Apr 26, 2020
    A lot of work has gone into this very pleasant composition

RobertLavker
Apr 26, 2020
    Great action shot.

aoc46
Apr 25, 2020
    A classic pose indeed!

ysal
Apr 25, 2020
    I agree you caught a good pose of the surfer. The image looks a bit flat to me, maybe more contrast or saturation?

Jade O.
Apr 25, 2020
    There is a lot wrong with this shot for me, the surfer is not tack sharp (I think you needed a faster shutter speed), the image is not quite full silhouette which for me here makes it look underexposed (despite the perfect exposure of the wave), there isn't a lot of contrast in the wave which instead of looking alive looks more like wallpaper, but..... the framing (I might have gone wider) and composition just make it a classic surfing shot, so you make my top ten.

forkcandles
Apr 23, 2020
    One of the joys of the mini challenge there is no theme so judging is on the “ What I like” or “What appeals to my sense of humour “
Every picture has a story some are disclosed and some not, this doesn’t matter as The Image has meaning to every entry

the surfers always seem to saying its "abandon ship time " well captured

johncomyn
Apr 23, 2020
    Great timing. Maybe a little lifting of the shadows a little would make this pop!
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