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Posted By Ash [Profile] [Gallery] Original Filesize 687.5 KB
Category PentaxForums Exclusive Gallery Original Dimensions 1230 x 900
Date Posted 01-01-2013 Number Of Views 2,584
Average Rating 3.00, 10 votes Number Of Comments 4
Title Taking Flight on the Surf
Description A surfer rides a mild swell of the Sunshine Coast and gets air time for a split moment, captured and processed to highlight the seaspray created by the talented surfer.
Camera K-5
Lens Tamron 70-200 f/2.8
Location Mooloolaba, Queensland, Australia
EXIF Information:
File Name Surfer019a.jpg File Size 704020 Bytes
File Date 2013:01:01 02:44:07 Camera Make PENTAX
Camera Model PENTAX K-5 Date/Time 2012:12:12 17:28:16
Resolution 1230 x 900 Flash Used No
Focal Length 200.0mm (35mm Equivalent: 300mm) Exposure Time 0.0008 s (1/1250)
Aperture f/5.6 ISO Equivalent 400
White Balance Auto Metering Mode pattern
Exposure Aperture Priority (Semi-auto)    
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Taking Flight on the Surf

Critique on the shot was spot on regarding the unrecoverable details on the whitewash and less favourable pose of the surfer not being able to see his face. The original does have most of the highlight detail, and this was a tall order given the direct sunlight and high contrast between bright whites and shadow details of the subject. Nevertheless, I appreciate the input and agree, but thankful for the acceptance into PEG.
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Taking Flight on the Surf

I really like how you have caught the surfer at the very peak of the action. Well done, Ash.
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Taking Flight on the Surf

I can't believe this was taken with the 70-200. How much sharpening did you apply in PP?

Very good shot!
FrancisK7 is offline
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Taking Flight on the Surf

Minimal sharpening -> basic settings on Photoshop.
Selective colouring to deepen the blues and boost the highlights.
Skin tones were also enriched.
That's about it.
It was shot with the 55-300 (at 200mm)
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