This top turn was perfect. Surfing at Morro Rock in Big Winter Waves, Morro Bay, CA 11 Dec 2009.

This top turn was perfect. One of Nine photos of Surfers, Surfing at Morro Rock in Big Winter Waves, Morro Bay, CA 11 Dec 2009. Many surfers were out today, the first well-behaved day of the season's first big-swell week in December 2009. Photo by Michael "Mike" L. Baird, mike [at} mikebaird d o t com, flickr.bairdphotos.com; Taken in the morning with a Canon 5D, Canon 70-200mm f/2.8IS Lens, with circular polarizer to significant effect, on tripod; and in the afternoon with a Canon 1D Mark III (10 fps) and 600mm f/4.0 with circular polarizer, gimbal head, and hefty tripod. Extreme overexposure was used on many of these shots to try to eliminate the silhouetting effect and bring out some details in the surfers. The shots taken in the shade of Morro Rock (mostly the right breaks toward the camera) were less impressive than the ones with sunlight (mostly the left breaks away from the camera). This is one of nine photos saved from 857 images taken.

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Taken on December 11, 2009