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Wave Jumper

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

Tags: Windsurfing Sports and action

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Comments


22 Oct 2011 2:52AM
Great shot!

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paulbroad 10 123 1181 United Kingdom
22 Oct 2011 7:44AM
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.
obriendavy 10 53 Ireland
22 Oct 2011 8:47AM
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.
Mike_S 6 United Kingdom
22 Oct 2011 9:02AM
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)
lonely_oryx 10 61 55 England
22 Oct 2011 9:55AM
Great timing
lonely_oryx 10 61 55 England
22 Oct 2011 10:02AM
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
Jestertheclown 9 7.6k 252 England
22 Oct 2011 8:27PM
I actually like it as it is but then my opinion of the "rules" is fairly well documented!

Bren.
lonely_oryx 10 61 55 England
23 Oct 2011 6:17PM
I don't believe in the 'rules' either. I just base my comments on what looks right
RobLouw 11 39 United Kingdom
8 Nov 2011 5:35PM

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?
RobLouw 11 39 United Kingdom
8 Nov 2011 5:50PM

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.
Jestertheclown 9 7.6k 252 England
8 Nov 2011 6:26PM
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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