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Surfers at Pacific Beach CA
Surfers at Pacific Beach CA

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Challenge: Sports (Classic Editing)
Camera: Sony DSC-P71
Location: The pier PB
Date: Sep 8, 2003
Galleries: Sports
Date Uploaded: Sep 8, 2003


Place: 12 out of 79
Avg (all users): 6.4267
Avg (commenters): 7.8571
Avg (participants): 5.9815
Avg (non-participants): 6.6771
Views since voting: 1320
Votes: 150
Comments: 17
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 Comments Made During the Challenge
09/21/2003 05:16:13 PM
The two people in the photo make for a more interesting picture I think. I would have liked it if they were more at the peak of the wave rather then the bottom but it\'s not too big of a deal. Good action here... I might have cropped some off the top, but I kind of like it how you have it.
09/21/2003 12:56:18 PM
Thae photograph shows lots of action and coveys both the idea of competition and the power of the water well. There are a few little hotspots, but I don't see how they could have been avoided under the circumstances.
09/20/2003 07:36:59 PM
Great capture - focus is a bit soft on surfers though. Waves are very impressive. Good composition.
09/19/2003 09:40:11 PM
Great capture. 2 in one. Good luck. Jacko. 8
09/19/2003 08:41:17 AM
Beautiful water - too bad the guys are a bit dark
09/18/2003 09:04:20 PM
can almost see a face - focus on the surfers is soft - the ocean color is nicely captured
09/18/2003 02:06:04 PM
Cool shot-hope there were no sharks...
09/16/2003 09:35:02 AM
Your point-of-view is excellent for this shot. Where on earth were you? I love the composition here also. Good job
09/16/2003 01:51:20 AM
Very, very good. You've captured the waves excellently.
09/16/2003 12:23:34 AM
Action-10,light-9,composition-10,dof-10,contrast-10,10 from me!
09/15/2003 11:41:35 PM
Excellent view and shot! How'd you accomplish this angle? It's wonderful!
09/15/2003 11:01:50 PM
good composition plenty of action 9
09/15/2003 01:19:54 PM
A little bit dark, but it's a tricky subject. Good job!
09/15/2003 04:15:36 AM
the dude dropped in! Good shot!
09/15/2003 02:29:51 AM
Looks like you got the same vantage point as I did! I was just about 20 miles farther north. :) Nice shot. Like the effect of the late afternoon sun - though it did cause the surfers to be a bit dark. I was having similar trouble, and was able to use the Curves in PS to fix the results. If you're interested in the web site I used as a tutorial for this process, send me a message.

One other thought: I think two things might have improved the composition - cut off the top 10% or so of the shot where its just wash - that's just visual noise that doesn't contribute to the "motion" of the image, which comes in part with the crest of the wave that starts below that. Second, and for similar reasons, I think a landscape format would have worked a little better. As captured/cropped, the movement of the surfers and wave feel a little constrained by being so close to the edge of the image.
09/15/2003 12:18:26 AM
Excellent shot. One of the top in the challenge. Good luck.
09/15/2003 12:05:34 AM
super shot! 9

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