STORM SURF (Rider Billy Stairmand)

There is a bit of water moving about here at the moment.........5-7 foot still a little wind effected.........Im a bit sick of these back-lit shots.anyone got any advice how to handle the exposure? the bright light sky and shadowed wave & rider make things tricky a lot of the shots come out all blown out..........help please ....... don't tell me to get out of bed in the AM to get the sun on a better angle...........:-)

Ian Thomson, Joe and 27 more people faved this
  • Chuck P from SD 8y

    yeah man, it's what you like and there's good tips here. you either deal with it in potatoshop or drop the $$$ for housings for the camera and strobe.
  • caryniam 8y

    Great capture. Nice light in the wave. Well done.
  • Ambrosio Photography 8y

    Incredible! great shoot!
  • Eric Giberson 8y

    love the colour of the water
  • Andy Ferguson 8y

    amazing, what lens were you using mate?
  • social_advances 8y

    400mmm F 2.8 Nikkor
  • Leonardo Barreto 8y

    whats that green backlight?
  • social_advances 8y

    Ahhh.............................. the Sun...........
  • Offwing Opinion 8y

    If you are shooting RAW, you might be able to pull some detail out of the picture in post with Photoshop.

    Sometimes the shot is what it is. Without taking it into Photoshop to play with it I don't think there is much you can do. Exposing for surfer's shadowed body would blow out the rest of the picture.
  • Booker Bienstock 8y

    Nice shot.. I'd like to see it cropped lengthwise, and "letterboxed" with black bars, like a movie. Maybe even push up the blue channel a bit and desaturate, like an old surfer flic!
  • Zeke Smith 8y

    Score - 4/5
    (Sports Critique)

    Very nice. Unfortunately I haven't ever shot surfing so I can't comment on it from that angle, but the shot would have grabbed me regardless. It's got nice composition with the wave pulling the eye into the surfer and great color with the green in the water. I might up the contrast some but that may be too picky - really the image is very good as is.
  • Michael Brown 8y

    I'm with Zeke, not knowing a lot about surf photography, all I can say is I like it.
    Score - 4/5
    (Sports Critique)
  • Chris Osborne 7y

    Sadly, getting up in the morning might be about all you can do unless you can bring yourself a giant light.

    A tighter crop would make this better. The surfer is lost in the wave.

    Score - 3/5
    Sports Critique
  • Fabricio Reyna 7y

    wonderfully captured
  • Mike McLean 7y

    Wow, way to go! Great shot
  • Alexander Simashin 6y

    Hi, I'm an admin for a group called tele and telezoom lenses photos, and we'd love to have this added to the group!
  • Alex 5y

    Hi, I'm an admin for a group called Aggressive Photographers, and we'd love to have this added to the group!
  • i n i m i n i 5y

    !!!!!YES!!!!!!!!
  • i n i m i n i 5y

    dude.
  • Terence Sand 5y

    Really awesome!
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Taken on May 27, 2007
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