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Surfing NZ
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Copyright: Janice Dunn (Janice) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3204 W: 262 N: 7964] (34497)
Genre: People
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2007-01-13
Categories: Transportation, Decisive Moment
Camera: Canon EOS 30D, Canon 70-300mm DO IS USM
Exposure: f/10.0, 1/500 seconds
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Photo Version: Original Version
Theme(s): My Family and Friends [view contributor(s)]
Date Submitted: 2007-02-08 3:34
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Time for a Surf

This picture was taken the day after my son’s wedding at Onetangi, Waiheke Island, last month. At least ¾ of the guests stayed over on the island for a couple of nights, and a sports afternoon and BBQ was held on the wonderful Onetangi Beach.

The weather was grey and overcast but nice and hot. Many of the guys and one of the bridesmaids went swimming and this is my son’s Best Man showing the rest of the guys how to surf. . .

After this we all participated in a game of cricket before firing up the BBQs.

An afternoon of fun was had by all. . . And I took many photos too – naturally!!

Surfing is a surface water sport in which the participant is carried by a breaking wave on a surfboard.

There are various kinds of surfing, based on the different methods or surf craft used to ride a wave. The basic categories include:

regular stand-up surfing,
kite surfing.

There are also many differences in surfboard design, such as long-boards and short-boards.
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To gavindya: ThxJanice 1 02-08 04:35
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hi Janice...

perfect time and moment here.
good movement. nice focus and detail too,
did u shot the object in one shot or ... ?
very well done.


I'd try it for sure! :)
Nice shot, Janice... his carefree expression says it all!
Having FUN!

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  • Texan Gold Star Critiquer [C: 543 W: 0 N: 0] (0)
  • [2007-02-08 8:46]

Gerat light hearted sports shot strong facial expression and nice action.

This is quite a good action shot. You managed to capture the joy on his face. Sounds like everyone had a good time at the wedding.

Hi Janice,

A great action surf photo! Looks like he's having fun! He's expression says it all!

Well done

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  • Juliet Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1250 W: 106 N: 2911] (22323)
  • [2007-02-08 11:24]

Hi Janice,
I love this action photo. Filled with great expression, good color and details. Nicely done ! TFS Julie

hi janice!
excellent action shot, beautiful!

Nice action capture Janice. Good POV.
Regards Mark

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  • tfebbo Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 178 W: 11 N: 240] (1086)
  • [2007-02-08 18:15]

Hi Janice,
Great action shot! I love the fact that you froze the action just as the other person is getting a face full of water! Excellent composition and clarity. By the look of the sky, it was very overcast and yet the surfer is perfectly lit, well done. Excellent image. Cheers, Todd

Hi Janice,
Great timing to capture all the fun! He seems to be enjoying splashing his friend (I hope!), great colors and clarity, thanks for sharing!

Nice catch - the composition of the scene is great, as are the detail and clarity. What really makes the photo special is the smile of the surfer. Nice job,



Belle action bien figée par cette photo.
On voit bien que les personnages prennent du plaisir.
Bravo !

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  • puffy Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1540 W: 114 N: 2985] (16653)
  • [2007-02-09 5:32]

Hi Janice...

What an action shot... so sharp and clear... great compo and nice colours, I like how you captured his expression... he seem happy to splash water on his "friend" face... lol... kool shot my friend, thanks for sharing


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  • lucbus Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1809 W: 92 N: 1864] (10358)
  • [2007-02-09 9:20]

Hello Janice,
I like how you've capture the great fun and pleasure mood in this photo with the guy splashing his friend.the waves power is very visible and the colors and sharpness are excellent.
Kia ora.

Nice action here. Looks like great fun. Sounds as if you had a wonderful time.

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