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I know that some of you will hate what I have done to this shot, but I just think it fits the surreal moment.
We watched dozens of these kite and wind surfers for hours, but this one chap really stood out, he was really talented and quite dishy too Wink

I took the shot at the southern most tip of Rhodes where dozens, if not hundreds of kite and wind surfers gather most days, how they do not collide all the time I do not know.

FOR THOSE THAT MIGHT NOT LIKE THIS VERSION, THERE IS ANOTHER ONE TO LOOK AT THIS IS QUITE DIFFERENT Smile

Many thanks for all your comments on my last few uploads, it's good to be back.
Have a great weekend.

Brand:Sony
Camera:Sony A700
Lens:Minolta 28-80mm
Recording media:JPEG (digital)
Focal Length:85mm
Lens Max Aperture:f/4.5
Aperture:f/13.0
Shutter Speed:1/250sec
Exposure Comp:0.0
ISO:100
Exposure Mode:Program AE
Metering Mode:Center-weighted average
Flash:Off, Did not fire
Title:Fun, fun and exhaustion
Username:Nettles Nettles
Uploaded:19 Aug 2011 - 12:47 PM
Tags:Digitally manipulated, Kite surfer, Rhodes, Sea, Sport, Sports / action
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andylea
andylea e2 Member 537 forum postsandylea vcard United Kingdom1 Constructive Critique Points
19 Aug 2011 - 1:02 PM

love what you've done with this one annette it looks stunning nice one Wink
andy

CarolG
CarolG e2 Member 7124 forum postsCarolG vcard Greece16 Constructive Critique Points
19 Aug 2011 - 1:20 PM

Excellent work on V.1, Annette, I think it works so well. Very well captured, too, excellent timing. Carol

gingerdelight
19 Aug 2011 - 1:21 PM

Two great images Annette - V1 works really well, and V2 gives me a smug sense of pleasure to see him splash down.
Carol

Richsr
Richsr e2 Member 790 forum postsRichsr vcard England205 Constructive Critique Points
19 Aug 2011 - 1:35 PM

Two good capturs Annette, if you like it then that is what counts.

mikbee
mikbee e2 Member 7mikbee vcard Scotland7 Constructive Critique Points
19 Aug 2011 - 2:04 PM

I like to see ''different'' shots Annette,so no problem with this one !!
Good water ''splash'' for V2.
Mick.

Daisymaye
Daisymaye e2 Member 5Daisymaye vcard Canada9 Constructive Critique Points
19 Aug 2011 - 2:17 PM

Like them both Annette. Well captured action............Sany

LesF
LesF  7175 forum posts8 Constructive Critique Points
19 Aug 2011 - 2:17 PM

Me likes your V1


LesF

Herge88
Herge88 e2 Member 736 forum postsHerge88 vcard England4 Constructive Critique Points
19 Aug 2011 - 2:30 PM

I do quite like what you have done this Annette, it lifts the image a little I feel.

Best Matt

EAS
EAS e2 Member 5EAS vcard Scotland13 Constructive Critique Points
19 Aug 2011 - 3:30 PM

Really do like what you've done with these, especially V1!

Ann

annettep38
annettep38 e2 Member 2186 forum postsannettep38 vcard France30 Constructive Critique Points
19 Aug 2011 - 4:27 PM

lovely soft light and an intense light, a very special action light

danbrann
danbrann e2 Member 9461 forum postsdanbrann vcard 15 Constructive Critique Points
19 Aug 2011 - 4:34 PM

Why wouldn't anyone like it. Super.

marktc
marktc e2 Member 342 forum postsmarktc vcard United Kingdom13 Constructive Critique Points
19 Aug 2011 - 5:05 PM

Both images are great

MickyMc
MickyMc  6 United Kingdom
19 Aug 2011 - 6:05 PM

Super captures
Mavis

franken
franken e2 Member 112913 forum postsfranken vcard Wales4 Constructive Critique Points
19 Aug 2011 - 7:37 PM

Brilliant action shots here.

Ken

oldgreyheron
oldgreyheron e2 Member 7124 forum postsoldgreyheron vcard United Kingdom6 Constructive Critique Points
19 Aug 2011 - 7:37 PM

I'm one of those who doesn't quite like the treatment of #1 Annette, but I do like its moment, composition and energy! V2 is great fun.

Mike

barmymarny
19 Aug 2011 - 7:56 PM

Well I like it! It is atmospheric and like the softness and colours. Smile


Marilyn x

Rock
Rock e2 Member 11Rock vcard England2 Constructive Critique Points
19 Aug 2011 - 9:02 PM

Great action shot.

Rock

HectorRivera
HectorRivera e2 Member 6HectorRivera vcard United States1 Constructive Critique Points
19 Aug 2011 - 9:27 PM

Excellent action shot. Would love to be there

SlowSong
SlowSong e2 Member 53989 forum postsSlowSong vcard England28 Constructive Critique Points
20 Aug 2011 - 8:49 AM

V1 reminds me of those pictures you get on plastic which change as you wiggle it around. It looks rather 3D and I've not seen this done before. V2 made me laugh. Smile

JackAllTog
JackAllTog e2 Member 53469 forum postsJackAllTog vcard United Kingdom58 Constructive Critique Points
23 Aug 2011 - 9:03 PM

Super, works for me and v2 makes me smile - thanks Smile

Brilane
Brilane e2 Member 7Brilane vcard Wales12 Constructive Critique Points
25 Aug 2011 - 3:30 AM

Both good, well taken, shots.
Brian

johnjones
johnjones  4 England
25 Aug 2011 - 7:38 PM

Excellent shot.
jj

Goggz
Goggz e2 Member 72301 forum postsGoggz vcard Wales72 Constructive Critique Points
27 Aug 2011 - 2:56 PM

I agree with oldgreyheron. The clarity has been altered a bit drastically IMHO, but otherwise it's a good shot. I'd rather have seen a more "normal" version of the same as well.

Cheer,s Goggz

helenlinda
helenlinda e2 Member 6337 forum postshelenlinda vcard United Kingdom21 Constructive Critique Points
27 Aug 2011 - 8:16 PM

I really like the splash of v2 - Helen

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