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  Mini#33 Best of 2016, So Far
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morning tube       ©2016 rd52
Canon EOS 7D       11th place, 63 points
1/1000s, f8, ISO 320, 640mm, Shutter Priority, Pattern, no flash
Post-Processing: In a raw converter, rotate to level, crop, slight vignette applied, local contrast increased, plus numerous little tweaks. Saved as a tiff, sized for the challenge.       Extra Info: A crisp winter morning with slight offshores and a nice swell.
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Jul 13, 2016
    Maybe you should have upgraded to WD40 - it might have slipped in more easily - groan.

Jul 12, 2016
    Thanks for the comments. Many suggested that the pic could use more contrast, I agree. I had just updated my computer to W10 and didn't notice my video settings had changed til after the challenge had started. It was set a little darker than normal.

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Jade O.
Jul 11, 2016
    The hard part is getting the light just right and the contrast and sharpness tack sharp, to cut through the hazy effect of such an image taken at a distance. Still top 10.

Jul 11, 2016
    Great action shot and I like that the he is surfing into the frame. I would have liked to see some more contrast, especially a deeper black on the surfer's suit. In my TT.

Jul 11, 2016
    Well caught. I love the light on the top of the wave.

Jul 10, 2016
    Nice shot, like the softness. Might crop out the bottom wave for a tighter shot.

Jul 10, 2016
    great shot nice framing. the white tops above the surfer

Jul 10, 2016
    Well done with a great sense of motion. I suspect these images are difficult to obtain and much is left to chance with respect to the surfer and wave pattern. I might have cropped a bit from the right side of the image, but that is my preference only. In my TT.

Jul 10, 2016
    Great catch, needs more contrast though looks a little flat.

Jul 10, 2016
    Very nice surfing shot - like how you've left room in the composition for him to surf into. Overall, not especially dramatic, however..

Old Finn
Jul 9, 2016
    Good timing. In my favorites.

Jul 9, 2016
    Great action shot. Maybe would be even better with the figure in sharper focus?

Jul 8, 2016
    very nice capture.. in my TT
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