On holiday in Cornwall I took this shot in Portreath as the tide was rapidly coming in and the late evening sun was sinking just as fast. I had to shoot quickly or risk being cut off on the rocks with the possibility of drowning. (What we do for our art eh?)
I just love the way the sun was like a spotlight on the waves capturing the gracefulness of the spray and the silhouette of the lone surfer waiting for the big one to come rolling in.

I feel the softness in the movement of the rise and fall of the water but also the urgency from the larger waves following. There is almost a painted feel to the shot which I love.
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F-stop f/4.5
Exposure time 1600 sec
ISO speed 280
Manual Priority
Exposure bias +0.7 step
Edited in Photoshop Elements 10
Added sharpness to give a grainy feel to the shot
Slight saturation of colour and a hard crop.
RAW setting in camera
Focal length 125 mm on a 70 – 300 mm Tamron lens

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  • Larry Trupp
    Larry Truppabout 2 years ago

    WONDERFUL capture

  • Thank you so much Larry

    – Anthony Hedger Photography

  • Mark Hughes
    Mark Hughesabout 2 years ago

    Splendid shot Anthony, regards, Mark.

  • Hey Mark thank you so much for your kind comment

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  • Irene  Burdell
    Irene Burdellabout 2 years ago

    A great image Tony x

  • Bless you and thank you for your kind comment Irene x

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  • Colleen2012
    Colleen2012about 2 years ago

    Beautiful work Tony
    Love Colleen2012

  • Awww, bless you Colleen and thank you so much xhugsx

    – Anthony Hedger Photography

  • Maisie Sinclair
    Maisie Sinclairalmost 2 years ago

    Brilliant image!!

  • Thank you so much for your kind comment Maisie

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  • Heather King
    Heather Kingover 1 year ago

    gorgeous Anthony

  • Thank you Heather

    – Anthony Hedger Photography

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