STORM SURF (Rider Billy Stairmand)

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    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 please ....... don't tell me to get out of bed in the AM to get the sun on a better angle...........:-)

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    1. CapturedSouls 94 months ago | reply

      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.

    2. caryniam 94 months ago | reply

      Great capture. Nice light in the wave. Well done.

    3. Ambrosio Photography [deleted] 94 months ago | reply

      Incredible! great shoot!

    4. EGIBERSON 94 months ago | reply

      love the colour of the water

    5. Andy_is_beneath 94 months ago | reply

      amazing, what lens were you using mate?

    6. social_advances 94 months ago | reply

      400mmm F 2.8 Nikkor

    7. Leo Barreto 92 months ago | reply

      whats that green backlight?

    8. social_advances 92 months ago | reply

      Ahhh.............................. the Sun...........

    9. Off Wing Opinion 87 months ago | reply

      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.

    10. Booker Bienstock [deleted] 87 months ago | reply

      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!

    11. ZekeSmith 87 months ago | reply

      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.

    12. mikebrown3064 87 months ago | reply

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

    13. theichibun 87 months ago | reply

      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

    14. kbson_ 87 months ago | reply

      wonderfully captured

    15. Ogof. (Mike McLean) 85 months ago | reply

      Wow, way to go! Great shot

    16. simashin 74 months ago | reply

      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!

    17. puszka 57 months ago | reply

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

    18. i n i m i n i 56 months ago | reply


    19. zsand [deleted] 54 months ago | reply

      Really awesome!

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