It's a Surfing Safari

3 years 4 months ago #636409 by Ozzie_Traveller
G'day all

Had a good sunny day today, with the on-shore wind being favourable as well, bringing the surfers closer to the breakwater, thus making it easier to get reasonable pix of them as they take a wave. Unfortunately photographically the waves were breaking away from the camera position, so the surfers oflen turned away from the camera position.

Anyway - here's a few for your pleasure & comment
Typical Exif ... Panny FZ-200; 1/1600s x F4 to F7; EV -0,7; ISO-100, lens at 20x zoom [about 550mm FF equiv]

a)


b)


c)


d) - what do you think about this one - shooting into the sun and getting almost a 'high-key' effect?


As always, feedback welcome
Phil


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3 years 4 months ago #636410 by Nikon Shooter
Hi Phil, I had to search what is Pany and then the model. I was
discovering that thing and the zoom it has… I wish my Nikons
were that small!

Light is free… capturing it is not!
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3 years 4 months ago #636472 by Bobby Mitchell
Nevertheless, they are still really good action photos! 


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3 years 4 months ago #636508 by Ozzie_Traveller
G'day fellas

@NS - yes mate, they are small and lightweight cameras with an amazing lens. The only occasional downside is the small sensor

@Bobby - thanks mate, lots of times recently when I have gone to the surfing beach, there has been little or no action

Q- what do you think about #4 - is it a keeper or just 'sort-of-cute'?

Phi


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3 years 4 months ago #636516 by GaryA
‘D’ is by far my fave.  I don’t have a problem with detailless blacks and whites ... especially if they add context and drama to the image.  ‘D’ is an artistic expression of action and stress and man vs. nature ... nature is unknown, with form or detail, yet powerful ... chasing the man as he escapes barely “outruns” Nature’s clutch, Nature’s grasp attempting to bring him down, down into the unknown water, white with turbulence.  

There are photographs everywhere. It is the call of photographers to see and capture those images.
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3 years 4 months ago #636537 by Nikon Shooter

Ozzie_Traveller wrote: Q- what do you think about #4 - is it a keeper or just 'sort-of-cute'?


Like Gary, I don't mind black silhouettes but I do mind, here,
the burnt left of the frame and not for graphic reasons.

The dynamic of the surfer and the water are losing too much
drama through the absence of details… not a keeper for me!

Light is free… capturing it is not!
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3 years 4 months ago #636659 by Monica Martinez
I think the fourth shot is really over exposed. the details of the shot are not that defined. My favorite is the first shot. I like the action in the photo. 


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3 years 4 months ago #636680 by Ozzie_Traveller
Thank you for your replies re: #4

Yes - it is a grossly over exposed image but has a sort of 'cute' look, and I wondered about it

Phil


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3 years 4 months ago #636681 by GaryA
As an artistic expression it is fine.  As a documentary record ... it is overexposed.

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3 years 4 months ago #637291 by Lauren Grant
Yeah! I agree with the artistic side. Good set overall.


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3 years 4 months ago #638284 by Suni Park
The exposure in the fourth shot is artistic in a way. i am liking the shot. 


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3 years 3 months ago #643335 by Carl Mendez
The second shot is actually really good. I like the action and the light of the shot. 


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3 years 3 months ago #643400 by Ozzie_Traveller
Thanks everyone - appreciated

Phil


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3 years 3 months ago #643502 by Rohan Tushar
The overexposed photo in the last shot is creative in a way. I like it. 


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3 years 2 months ago #646358 by Steve Rodriguez

Ozzie_Traveller wrote: G'day all

Had a good sunny day today, with the on-shore wind being favourable as well, bringing the surfers closer to the breakwater, thus making it easier to get reasonable pix of them as they take a wave. Unfortunately photographically the waves were breaking away from the camera position, so the surfers oflen turned away from the camera position.

Anyway - here's a few for your pleasure & comment
Typical Exif ... Panny FZ-200; 1/1600s x F4 to F7; EV -0,7; ISO-100, lens at 20x zoom [about 550mm FF equiv]

a)



b)


c)


d) - what do you think about this one - shooting into the sun and getting almost a 'high-key' effect?


As always, feedback welcome
Phil


The 3rd shot is the most of the appealing to me. I like the silhouette and the action. 


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