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Dustin Ray  "D-Ray" - surfing-cayucos-ca-pier-1-2-07_056 AZHIAZIAM | by mikebaird
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Dustin Ray "D-Ray" - surfing-cayucos-ca-pier-1-2-07_056 AZHIAZIAM

"Get closer" is the photography technique intended to be illustrated here. Oftentimes photos can be improved by getting closer and drawing the viewer's attention to the subject to the exclusion of the background or other environmental elements.


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Dustin Ray "D-Ray" - Surfer at the Cayucos Pier, Cayucos, CA, 01-02-2007 - taken from the pier with a tripod, Canon 5D w/ 300 mm f/2.8 IS lens (EF300mm f/2.8L IS USM). This shot shows the local AZHIAZIAM brand -Photo by Mike Baird 1/1600 f/3.2. This photo is used, by permission, by Chris Woodford at under the Creative Commons license


Surfers and friends of surfers – please add a Note (see ADD NOTE button above) annotation to this photo and or add a comment below indicating the identity of the individual(s) in this image.


This is my favorite surf photo. I want contact info for the above surfer.


19 June 2008 used at under Creative Commons license.


19 Nov. 2008 Creative Commons use note - Qi (pronounced “chee”) is an independent e-magazine striving to bring you stimulating news and entertaining information to enhance your daily living and lifestyle. dailyQi is Qi’s blog.


04 Nov 2009 - This photo was used in a National Toyota Ad Campaign, as an example of the kind of surfing fun you can have in a Toyota. Permission to use was not requested, and attribution was not explicit on the ad site, clicking the photo brought the viewer to the source image here -

More, my related Blog post 04 Nov 2009...

More unauthorized use at

Update 11 Nov 2009: The above issue has been resolved to my satisfaction.


21 Feb 2010 Janet Farthing created a nice art derivative of my Dustin Ray surfing photo.


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Death notice. Unfortunately, Dustin Ray passed away on September 9th 2012 - The surf community deeply mourns this original surfer.

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Taken on January 2, 2007