Surfer and Board

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    Photo taken on Konica Minolta VS100-S film with a 1973 Minolta SRT-Super equipped with a 50mm f/1.4 lens.

    I couldn't help myself from taking this shot when I saw this guy sitting there next to this board and staring out at the waves.

    th.omas, Cherilyn Joy, @notnixon, and 25 other people added this photo to their favorites.

    1. bestgramps 70 months ago | reply

      Classic shot!! He is reading the waves or trying to wake up. Brings back memories of my surfing days.

    2. Shutternick 70 months ago | reply

      I love the slight red tints that are consistent through the image - red hair, red lined board, seaweed, etc. Nice!

    3. melbaczuk 70 months ago | reply

      I really like how the whole photo is washed of color but the guy and the board are still quite defined. Did you deit this much?

    4. Brian Auer 70 months ago | reply

      I didn't do much other than fix up some spots and fuzz from the scanning process. This is pretty much a straight film scan.

    5. Cherilyn Joy 70 months ago | reply

      I really like this shot. You framed it nicely and the colors give it a classic look. Good work.

    6. hlkljgk 70 months ago | reply

      nice composition
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    7. neilcreek 70 months ago | reply

      Could have been taken in 1975 :) Great composition, emotion and story telling in this deceptively simple photo.

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    8. Anoop Negi 70 months ago | reply

      Beautiful shot

    9. cleber 70 months ago | reply

      Great one. The color is pretty nice too.

    10. time for a new beginning [deleted] 70 months ago | reply

      I'd have to agree with everything already said, though I'd like to add perfect DoF choice. Just enough to be suggestive, but wide enough to keep the main interest initially in the foreground.

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    11. Brian Auer 70 months ago | reply

      My guess is that he's trying to wake up -- he still had jeans on.

      I hadn't really noticed the red seaweed in there -- but it sure goes well with the other aspects of the photo!

      Thanks! It helps that I shot it with a classic camera too!

      Thanks man! And it very well could've been taken in the 70's -- the camera would have been just a few years old back then!

      Thanks -- I believe I shot this around f/4 or f/5.6 with the shutter speed maxed out at 1/1000 seconds. Even though it was cloudy and I was using 100 speed film, it was still pretty bright out.

    12. DL J [deleted] 60 months ago | reply

      Hi, I'm an admin for a group called Surfer, Dude, and we'd love to have this added to the group!

    13. Maddie Joyce 46 months ago | reply

      Hi, I'm an admin for a group called the magic bus, and we'd love to have this added to the group!

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