Critique Welcomed Impending Wipeout

Discussion in 'Sports' started by Brian Moore, Feb 13, 2021.

  1. Brian Moore

    Brian Moore Moderator

    I shot this from Huntington Beach Pier. On either side of me were real surf photographers, with their hi-rez cameras, long lenses and monopods. If they noticed me at all they must have thought how pitiful I looked, with my little plastic Vivitar PN2011 "toy camera." And I suppose they'd be correct. I dare say no surf magazine will be knocking on my door to publish a copy of this image.

    Arista EDU 400 film processed in Rodinal.

  2. Pete Askew

    Pete Askew Admin

    But they should be as it contains so much more drama that a sharp, colour saturated image would. Imagine Capa's D-Day landing shots in high resolution colour and the impact they'd have!
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  3. Brian Moore

    Brian Moore Moderator

    Thanks, Pete, and I appreciate the (unfair-to-Capa) comparison.
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  4. Rob MacKillop

    Rob MacKillop Edinburgh Correspondent

    Well, I tip my cappa to you, Brian. Perfect timing with the foreground surfer.
  5. Brian Moore

    Brian Moore Moderator

    Groan. :)

    Thanks Rob.
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  6. Dave Farnes

    Dave Farnes Well-Known Member

    It is a fine image. You have caught the surfer in the foreground at the right moment, has a great sense of scale, and the light reflecting off the water in the foreground adds to it too.
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  7. Brian Moore

    Brian Moore Moderator

    Dave it was the sparkle of the sunlight off the foreground water that afternoon that drew my attention. The surfers were just ornaments to me at the time. (Though I did purposefully try to catch this one mid-wipeout.) Thanks Dave!
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