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Surfing Steamer Lane  (Santa Cruz, California)
Surfing Steamer Lane (Santa Cruz, California)

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Challenge: Action Shot (Advanced Editing I*)
Camera: Canon EOS-300D Rebel
Lens: Sigma 50-500mm f/4.0-6.3 EX APO RF HSM for Canon
Location: Santa Cruz, California
Date: Jan 3, 2004
Aperture: f16
ISO: 100
Shutter: 1/100
Galleries: Sports, Action
Date Uploaded: Jan 3, 2004

Minimal PS on this one. Maybe +5 on AutoLevels and -4 Bright. No crop.

Place: 29 out of 97
Avg (all users): 5.9937
Avg (commenters): 6.5000
Avg (participants): 5.8413
Avg (non-participants): 6.0938
Views since voting: 1685
Votes: 159
Comments: 8
Favorites: 1 (view)

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07/16/2014 07:08:10 PM
Very nice catch. Love the angle.
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 Comments Made During the Challenge
01/11/2004 04:22:17 PM
I think the composition is lacking slightly, I would prefer the surfer on the right hand side of the image so he would be moving into the photograph. Where he is positioned it looks like he is moving out of the frame especially as the front of the surfboard is copped. However a great capture that I should imagine was difficult to get. 7
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01/11/2004 02:19:30 PM
like the shot nice capture
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01/10/2004 09:16:56 PM
Good action shot. I wish the subject were a little more in focus. I realize it's an action shot, but I think it would have been just as good as a "stopped motion" shot. It would have still shown the movement and could have been a bit more in focus. i like how the surfer is silhouetted. Nice touch. ~Heather~
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01/08/2004 10:27:37 PM
This is certainly action but there are a few things that bother me about it. The water aspect is good, and with these type of shots I know that you can hardly control them so these are just some suggestions about what could have been 'better'. The frame crops out the front of the board which gives it a disjoiinted feel, and also slightly unbalanced with the space on the right. The surfer looks odd, it doesnt look like it's a silhouette but you cant see his face and he just looks like a black form of a man, very unusual.
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01/07/2004 02:52:11 PM
Great contrast between the water on one side of the surfer and the surf on the other. The angle really gives a feeling of movement and action.
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01/06/2004 06:07:59 PM
like the texture in this photo7
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01/05/2004 09:54:55 PM
The water is nice, the surfer looks like a statue to me. I guess it's because he's so so dark...??
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