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  Mini#29 Best of 2015, So Far...
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tucking in       ©2015 rd52
Canon EOS 7D       4th place, 138 points
1/800s, f8, ISO 320, 640mm, Shutter Priority, Pattern, no flash
Post-Processing: convert raw to tiff, in ps crop, colormancer de-noise, slight curves, reduce and slight smart sharpen.       Extra Info: Howling offshore wind, a nice swell, and Bobby on an outrageous wave.
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Jul 7, 2015
    Congratulations on a great finish. As an ex-surfer, you had the right expertise to grab the moment

Jul 7, 2015
    The wave looks amazing. I just wish the surfer was bit brighter and more vivid.

Jul 6, 2015
    Super capture rd52, well deserved.

Jul 6, 2015
    Thanks for all the kind words. I am very surprised with the finish, there were so many great photos in the challenge. In answer to mrsawyer, I am an ex-surfer, through stupid life choices (smoking) I can't surf anymore. Lo, I don't know about not being in harms way, that day we had really strong Santa Ana winds, probably 60 mph gusts. The sand pelts you in the back. I try and not point the camera into the wind. Bobby Martinez, the surfer, used to be on the pro world tour and is an incredible surfer. I am lucky that over the years of surfing and then shooting, I have met and gotten to know a ton of really hot surfers and quite a few pro surf photographers. When the waves are good here (during winter) we get a ton of the hot pros hitting the surf. It makes it easier to get good shots when the surfers are so good.

Again thanks for all the kind words, cowabunga!

Jade O.
Jul 6, 2015
    Good to see this finished up where it belongs!

Jul 6, 2015
    Congrats on your highest open finish yet!!! Do you surf too???

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Jul 6, 2015
    Very well captured!

Jul 6, 2015
    Well done to capture this moment. Glad to see you were well out of harm's way.

Jul 6, 2015
    Quite the action shot. The backlit wave is beautiful. A little lightening of the surfer would make it more outstanding.

Jul 6, 2015

Jul 6, 2015
    Admirable action shot, love the transparency and colour of the water.

Jade O.
Jul 5, 2015
    Not at all easy. Sign up for the staff of Surfer magazine. In my top picks.

Jul 5, 2015
    Great action, but the processing leaves this very flat and undynamic IMHO.

Jul 4, 2015
    Great action shot; well captured. Colour suits it well.

Jul 4, 2015
    Nice composition - great light through the wave.

Jul 4, 2015
    I'm sure I would have rather been with you and the 3000mm lens than on that wave, great capture.

Jul 3, 2015
    this is the "action shot"
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