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Photo taken near Cape Point (Cape Town, South Africa) earlier this year.

Brand:Canon
Camera:Canon EOS-1D Mark IV
Lens:EF100-400mm f/4.5-5.6L IS USM
Recording media:JPEG (digital)
Date Taken:9 Feb 2011 - 12:58 PM
Focal Length:400mm
Lens Max Aperture:f/5.7
Aperture:f/16.0
Shutter Speed:1/800sec
Exposure Comp:0.0
ISO:800
Exposure Mode:Aperture-priority AE
Metering Mode:Multi-segment
Flash:Off, Did not fire
Title:Wave Jumper
Username:RobLouw RobLouw
Uploaded:21 Oct 2011 - 10:50 PM
Tags:Sports / action, Windsurfing
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oyanborneo
oyanborneo e2 Member 3oyanborneo vcard
22 Oct 2011 - 2:52 AM

Great shot!

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paulbroad
paulbroad e2 Member 789 forum postspaulbroad vcard United Kingdom880 Constructive Critique Points
22 Oct 2011 - 7:44 AMConstructive Critique!This comment was flagged as constructive critique! 

Nicely framed and timed. A strong image - not easy, I've tried. LIghting as was, but a hint of back light would make it even better.

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obriendavy
obriendavy e2 Member 752 forum postsobriendavy vcard Ireland
22 Oct 2011 - 8:47 AM

It's a action great shot and the colours are very nice but I think the surfer is too close to the edge of the frame. Still, I'd be well pleased with this.

Dave.

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Mike_S
Mike_S e2 Member 3Mike_S vcard United Kingdom
22 Oct 2011 - 9:02 AM

Agree with previous comment. Great shot - nice to see the wake - but for me I would have cropped so that the board is sailing into the frame rather than out of it.
Love the image though. The beautiful colour of the sea and the sheer wonder of the action.
Mike (Retired windsurfer)

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lonely_oryx
lonely_oryx e2 Member 761 forum postslonely_oryx vcard England54 Constructive Critique Points
22 Oct 2011 - 9:55 AM

Great timing

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lonely_oryx e2 Member 761 forum postslonely_oryx vcard England54 Constructive Critique Points
22 Oct 2011 - 10:02 AM

I have done a mod where I have

1. Increased the contrast +58
2. Extended the canvas top and RH side
3. Cloned in the sea into the new areas
4. Cleaned up all the repeat patterns created by the cloning.

Hope you like it

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Jestertheclown
22 Oct 2011 - 8:27 PM

I actually like it as it is but then my opinion of the "rules" is fairly well documented!

Bren.

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lonely_oryx e2 Member 761 forum postslonely_oryx vcard England54 Constructive Critique Points
23 Oct 2011 - 6:17 PM

I don't believe in the 'rules' either. I just base my comments on what looks right

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RobLouw
RobLouw e2 Member 839 forum postsRobLouw vcard United Kingdom
8 Nov 2011 - 5:35 PM


Quote: I have done a mod where I have

1. Increased the contrast +58
2. Extended the canvas top and RH side
3. Cloned in the sea into the new areas
4. Cleaned up all the repeat patterns created by the cloning.

Hope you like it

How do I get to view the changes you made?

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RobLouw
RobLouw e2 Member 839 forum postsRobLouw vcard United Kingdom
8 Nov 2011 - 5:50 PM


Quote: I have done a mod where I have

1. Increased the contrast +58
2. Extended the canvas top and RH side
3. Cloned in the sea into the new areas
4. Cleaned up all the repeat patterns created by the cloning.

Hope you like it

Hi, I have just worked out how to view the changes. I like the increased contrast. I don't like the repositioning of the wave jumper. I really meant to create the impression that he is about to jump out of the frame. This is breaking a rule but the rule is inappropriate in this case. The image won first prize in my local club competition.

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Jestertheclown

Hi Rob,
It's not actually a "rule" at all as, obviously, there are no rules.
The so-called "rule-of-thirds" is no more than a guideline to indicate where in your composition various items could be best placed to produce what is traditionally considered to be the optimum composition.
Personally, I disregard it and place things in my images where it suits me to do so. I may not win any prizes for it but if the image looks OK to me, then as far as I'm concerned, it is OK.
Obviously there are one or two people in your local club who think the same way.

Bren.

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