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Tow-in #4

By Jools_jti  
Last one of the Tow-in Big Air/Move comp, as the waves got smaller the airs just got bigger!

Tags: Sports and action

Voters: maryg, Sharad, mudge and 11 more

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maryg 12 66 18 Scotland
8 Oct 2009 10:27AM
Really enjoying this action series, perfectly captured and composed.
Sharad 12 United Kingdom
8 Oct 2009 10:29AM
What a Capture!!
mudge 18 1.0k 75 England
8 Oct 2009 10:33AM
Great action shot
8 Oct 2009 10:33AM
well caught indeed
stephenscott 11 8 2 United Kingdom
8 Oct 2009 10:38AM
Nice action shot..

ZenTog 19 7.9k 1 England
8 Oct 2009 11:21AM
its a good shot but it needs to be brought much closer to see the action, either using a long lens or by cropping tighter
8 Oct 2009 11:36AM
Great shot - well done !

Jools_jti 15 257 United Kingdom
8 Oct 2009 12:28PM
Thanks folks.

Uploaded a new crop for you ZenTog, I appreciate what you're saying, and I agree, but as explained in the description in the version, I only had the 70-200 +1.4tc.

I have cropped all these somewhat already and although some could crop further, the quality starts to suffer, and it shows the finite focusing issues with the 5D on distance sports, I grabbed the lens and forgot to change to my 1D only realising when I was knee deep in water!

On the plus side of the larger crop, it shows the water trail on the wave, which for surfers will demonstrate just how fast these guys were going. Towed in by a jet-ski at full tilt, some kept the speed and made big airs, some lost there timing. This one kept it, the fact the water trail tracks right across the small wave and has dissipated or dissappeared over the wave, shows the speed.

Next time a longer lens!

Thanks again.
Vicky_Vicky 11 14 Ukraine
8 Oct 2009 12:48PM
Exellent capture whaw.......
Glyn1 12 4 1 England
8 Oct 2009 1:06PM
Great Action shot! Love the Wave.

Jools_jti 15 257 United Kingdom
8 Oct 2009 1:13PM
Now put three versions up as I think the second lack movement room, appreciate any word on which you prefer, ta.
8 Oct 2009 1:27PM
Truly amazing shot.
Silverzone 13 2 England
8 Oct 2009 3:07PM
Super action shots. Sylvia
ZenTog 19 7.9k 1 England
8 Oct 2009 4:10PM
version three is where I would have cropped it

whats wrong with wading in the sea to get closer, its what I used to do until the 600mm arrived
Jools_jti 15 257 United Kingdom
8 Oct 2009 4:29PM
Yep agree, general viewing version 3 works best.

Nothing wrong with wading, unless it's winter Smile

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