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Carving the Pipe
Carving the Pipe

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Challenge: Free Study 2009-07 (Advanced Editing VII)
Camera: Nikon D300
Lens: Nikon AF-S DX NIKKOR 18-200mm f/3.5-5.6G ED VR II
Location: Poipu Beach Kauai, HI
Date: Jul 1, 2009
Aperture: f6.3
ISO: 200
Shutter: 1/800
Galleries: Sports, Action
Date Uploaded: Jul 9, 2009

Shot in the late morning (sun coming from behind me on the left) on Poipu Beach in Kauai, HI. I was using a circular polarizer to reduce a bit of glare and boost the contrast in the blues/whites. The waves were ranging from 8 to 10 ft and the surfers were absolutely ripping it.

Topaz adjust "photo pop" on duplicate layer with opacity adjustment
Hue/Saturation adjustment to boost colors in water
Minor dodge/burn/ clone in water and on surfer to highlight spray, mitigate a bit of noise, and reduce shadows on face.
Resize, Adamus sharpening, resize for web.

Place: 30 out of 419
Avg (all users): 6.5263
Avg (commenters): 8.0000
Avg (participants): 6.4474
Avg (non-participants): 6.7632
Views since voting: 1535
Views during voting: 277
Votes: 152
Comments: 8
Favorites: 3 (view)

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08/04/2012 08:46:53 PM
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08/01/2012 08:04:55 AM
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10/27/2009 01:49:01 AM
This is a fantastic surfer shot! I like that Topaz photo pop.
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08/09/2009 10:38:30 PM
Beautiful range of colors, Peter. Looks like a very nice way to spend a vacation :)
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08/09/2009 01:51:59 AM
The whole series is awesome!!!
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08/08/2009 06:27:05 AM
Very nice, great shot!
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08/03/2009 08:56:27 AM
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08/01/2009 02:10:00 PM
great colors and clarity!
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