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Catch The Wave
Catch The Wave
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Photograph Information Photographer's Comments
Challenge: Best of 2005 (Advanced Editing IV*)
Camera: Canon EOS-350D Rebel XT
Lens: Canon EF 100-400mm f/4.5-5.6L IS
Location: Waimea Bay, Hawaii
Date: Dec 31, 2005
Aperture: 7.1
ISO: 200
Shutter: 1/1000s
Galleries: Sports, Action
Date Uploaded: Jan 13, 2006

The last day of the year ended with a bomb.... approx. 20-25ft waves hits the North Shore of Oahu. Hundreds turn out to watch the surf gods roll out waves afters waves and the mortals that dare to ride them.

Statistics
Place: 204 out of 833
Avg (all users): 6.1273
Avg (commenters): 7.2593
Avg (participants): 6.0644
Avg (non-participants): 6.3976
Views since voting: 1452
Views during voting: 641
Votes: 440
Comments: 30
Favorites: 1 (view)


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AuthorThread
02/01/2006 12:55:22 AM
Thanks everyone for all your wonderful comments and suggestions. Yes, I agree on some of your suggestions about...cropping, yada, yada...etc. I could have put a lot more time to work on this but I'm new to this community and challenge. This picture was taken on the last day of the year. Again Mahalo.
 Comments Made During the Challenge
01/31/2006 10:49:20 AM
I like the way you can see the different stages of getting on the wave and riding it. This doesn't have the huge "OH WOW" factor that some surfing photos have that are more close up and in the action. This is more a spectator's perspective.
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01/31/2006 04:59:30 AM
Great action shot.
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01/30/2006 12:02:33 PM
great capture, excellent color, good lines, b&w need help, great light, great dof, great comp, overall could be a great print
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01/29/2006 08:23:43 PM
Find an Ad agency, sell this picture. Makes me want to surf (or at least watch someone surf).
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01/28/2006 03:42:57 PM
I know it wouldn't be a good idea for DPC, but this shot would do well with an extreme horizontal crop. There's a lotta blown-out white water there that isn't all needed. The horizon could also do with a leveling. Great shot though.
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01/27/2006 04:51:53 AM
A very nice action photo! I can almost feel the adrenalin of the surfers. The size doesn't do it justice here and seems like a large part of the foreground white seems overblown in highlights and overshadows the surfers' actions. Maybe crop out the foreground a little more? Also wish the horizon didn't look like it was tilted to the right.
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01/26/2006 05:54:29 AM
This is good, very good.....
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01/26/2006 01:30:41 AM
Looks like the suicide squad. How many died in the making of this unique image? :-)
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01/24/2006 04:14:41 PM
great surfing action! i like how you've captured the surfers in different stages.
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01/24/2006 03:28:58 PM
Horizon looks slightly tilted
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01/22/2006 03:07:29 PM
A little overexposed in the forground surf, which pulls your eyes away from the surfers. Those, however, are nice, and I like the action.
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01/20/2006 09:27:03 AM
Great action shot. This belongs in a surf magazine!
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01/20/2006 06:33:55 AM
well thats has to be a TEN.....brilliant capture...
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01/19/2006 12:07:31 AM
10 from me...good luck!
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01/18/2006 04:20:59 PM
Nice, very nice, not quite a 10 but close enough, gave this a 9. Phenomenal composition and the blown out highlights on the bottom waves don´t even bother me in the least, that just seems fitting for the shot and draws attention to the upper part of the photo with the surfers. Nice work!
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01/18/2006 12:28:22 PM
Seems a bit bright at the bottom, so maybe cropping in closer to put more emphasis on the surfers would be an alternative?
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01/18/2006 07:32:29 AM
:) ok I resently moved to norway but now.... I´m mowing tho this place! nicely done
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01/17/2006 06:44:48 PM
Great shot, my top picture so far. 9/10
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01/17/2006 02:17:23 PM
I love the layers of sky, and water and then the punch of color that is the surfers.
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01/17/2006 01:30:55 PM
12' pinballs + dummies
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01/17/2006 07:45:02 AM
Awesome!
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01/16/2006 11:47:22 PM
I wasn't planning on commenting on any shots in this challenge but being a surfer myself WOW. 20 foot? Hawaii? Great moment of capture. looks like the 2nd to last guy on the right ate it hard. 8
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01/16/2006 11:43:49 PM
Great action shot! The water in front is a bit blown out, but nice sharp image.
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01/16/2006 07:35:35 PM
Great action picture. The surf looks like its coming my way!

(Look out)!

Cathy
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01/16/2006 07:27:41 PM
Sunset Beach? No matter, it's a cool shot!
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01/16/2006 12:58:03 PM
This is an amazing capture. A Sports Illustrated-esque shot!
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01/16/2006 11:01:06 AM
When I give a photo a 10, it is because I feel it is wonderfual all the way around. Therefore, I have no real comment other than to say I gave you a 10!
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01/16/2006 05:36:48 AM
Haven't paid attention to surf photographs but this must have been a special moment to get so many surfers in one shot! Overall nice and clean focus, don't know about the crop though..
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01/16/2006 02:05:45 AM
That's a cool lookin' shot. Too bad the bottom 3rd is washed out. 7 nonetheless.
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