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Banzai!
3rd PlaceBanzai!
Bran-O-Rama


Photograph Information Photographer's Comments
Challenge: Wind (Basic Editing II)
Camera: Canon EOS-20D
Location: North Shore, Oahu
Date: Dec 10, 2004
Aperture: F/9
ISO: 200
Shutter: 1/1000
Galleries: Water, Seascapes
Date Uploaded: Dec 10, 2004

World famous Banzai Pipeline on Oahu's North Shore. When conditions are good, this beach provides endless picture perfect waves creating the benchmark at which all waves are judged worldwide. There's no greater show on Earth!

Surf was 10-18 feet and stormy with onshore winds exceeding 25mph. Unridable and unsafe, even for the professional surfers who's contest was called off for today, December 10, 2004.

Post Modifications: Levels, crop, unsharp mask.

Statistics
Place: 3 out of 199
Avg (all users): 7.0429
Avg (commenters): 7.2105
Avg (participants): 6.9565
Avg (non-participants): 7.0806
Views since voting: 6087
Views during voting: 455
Votes: 303
Comments: 33
Favorites: 16 (view)


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12/28/2004 04:06:09 AM
just reminds me of the tsunami that has shaken asia and its a terror !
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12/24/2004 07:37:25 AM
Beautiful image and nicely positioned! I wish I'd made it that way... traffic was incredible. I see you've captured great surfing actions.

Aloha!
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12/23/2004 10:08:45 AM
At first I was thinking to myself that this was a candy shot and had very little artistic value- but then- I was really taken by the green color of the waves and you could almost taste the sea spray. fantastic color and great job!
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12/22/2004 07:25:06 PM
Congratulations on your first ribbon! Great Shot!!
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12/22/2004 01:09:35 PM
right place, right time.
Amazing light/color.....well done.
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12/22/2004 03:47:42 AM
Congratulations, I love the color of the water there, amazing. Not long and I'll be in Hawaii too :)))
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12/22/2004 03:23:50 AM
Thanks Laurie, I was long overdue! :D

It also helped that I posted something other than a flag which voters were pretty tired of, myself included.

Thank you all for your votes and the great comments. I'm puzzled how anyone could miss the wind in my photo? As for lack of a focal point, I really wanted to draw attention to the mist rather than the wave itself so I posted a shot with a really wild spray. I had many other pics with beautiful waves but the focus would be more on the water than the element of wind.

All I was hoping for was a top 10 finish. Looks like Santa left me a yellow ribbon for the holidays!
12/22/2004 03:01:37 AM
I'm so happy for you Brandon! Congrats! :o)
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12/22/2004 12:22:15 AM
Great job on obtaining your first ribbon...Congratulations.
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12/22/2004 12:06:56 AM
Congratulations on your yellow. This is one of those images that leave an impression on the viewer. A very good capture!
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 Comments Made During the Challenge
12/21/2004 11:06:52 PM
returning for comment:
A spectular capture with cool detail. What a mad mist. Bumping up 6.
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12/21/2004 09:13:44 PM
Nice.
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12/21/2004 01:25:19 PM
beautiful
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12/21/2004 02:52:03 AM
Ah, the windy sea...you've really captured the essence of a winter sea - or at least a sea in high winds. Just excellent!
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12/20/2004 04:46:56 PM
I bet there are people that voted who didn't understand that this wave was caused by wind. Good job with this picture. Looks like a powerful wave.
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12/19/2004 07:13:13 PM
I think this shot lacks only one thing - a focal point (such as a surfer or swimmers). The blowing spray does a good job of depicting WIND.
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12/17/2004 12:44:40 PM
You have captured this well - good detail throughout
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12/16/2004 02:18:01 PM
Love the sharp focus on the underside of the wave and the soft focus on the blowing spray. This really conveys the feeling of wind.
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12/16/2004 01:29:10 PM
Beatiful !!!
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12/16/2004 12:49:40 PM
Excellent. One of the better shots of this challenge.
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12/15/2004 11:40:19 PM
Stunning! Great shot!!
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12/15/2004 05:59:03 PM
Despite this being a good shot, it shows more of the water than the wind... I do realize wind plays an important part in generation of the waves, but that's just not obvious from this shot.
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12/15/2004 05:50:03 PM
You can tell it is windy...nice capture ! 6
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12/15/2004 04:32:14 PM
I am curious how you achieved this particular sky. Appears unnervingly dark against the bright waves. Quite interesting drama and excellent composition overall. Strong on technical aspects. Appropriate to challenge theme.
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12/15/2004 03:11:44 PM
:) Beautiful colors... light waves in front and dark at back.
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12/15/2004 01:27:04 PM
great capture. you can feel the spray and hear the surf pounding. well done
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12/15/2004 11:20:13 AM
very good shot but no impression of wind
12/15/2004 09:52:42 AM
Realy realy WILD moment
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12/15/2004 09:28:41 AM
nice - you are fortunate to live somewhere close enough to have a decent shot for this challenge. like the catch of the spray. well done.
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12/15/2004 08:52:24 AM
Easily my favourite in this challenge! Well done
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12/15/2004 02:48:54 AM
Composition: 6, Technical: 6, Appeal: 5, Challenge: 6, Overall Calculated Average Score: 6
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12/15/2004 01:01:48 AM
i love it. wind on waves is a beautiful thing to watch. wheres the surfers??? good capture ...8
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12/15/2004 12:05:21 AM
sweet
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