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Mid morning sitting up on top of a sand dune watching the last surfer in the water making the most of a dying swell.
Exif Data
  • Canon EOS 650D
  • EF 400mm f/5.6L USM
  • f/f5.6
  • 400mm
  • 1/160 seconds
  • 100

Q&A Discussions

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    David Hill

    Very cool perspective! Nice one! Remember that you should be aiming to shoot with a shutter speed of at least your focal length (if the 650D is crop that means and equivalent full frame focal length of 640mm) so you should be aiming in that area. Wonder if you should ’tilt’ this image and have the surfer top left and the wave going down to the bottom right…..having the wave going straight through the middle of the frame is a little uninteresting (not meant rudely!) B&W works really well. Perhaps add some more clarity and contrast…..just to make it feel a bit more ‘edgy’…personal taste though! Great shot! Dave

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    Peter Rodger

    Thank you so much for the advice Dave. I actually cropped the shot. In the original he was actually a little more up on the left top side, but I liked the way the wave had a little boomerang curve in it and decided to centre it. I did like the original shot more but was trying to play it safe.

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      David Hill

      I know what you mean! Try the ‘dutch angle’ to see what you think…..you can always post it in this thread! Dave

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    Pye Jirsa

    This is a cool image! I think David has a solid point here. Dutch Angle has a purpose, and here having the surfer go diagonally through the frame would really add a lot of nice interest. Black and white is a good choice since there isn’t a lot of great color here. I also love that you left room for the surfer to move through the frame.

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