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Taken just after dawn at Broken Head, NSW.
Wild surf that morning.
Pentax K5, 20mm, f13, 0.5 sec, 3 stop ND filter.

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surf, ocean, surfer, surfboard, sea, dawn, water, wave, rock, beach


  • phil hemsley
    phil hemsleyover 3 years ago

    Epic surf culture photography. You have captured him deeply engaged in a wistful gaze of the ocean and running visualisations through his head of what may come to pass – the meditative gaze of a timed served ‘water man’ who is hoping for a harmonious connection with energy of the sea. Such wonderful light, and a superb composition too.

  • Thanks morpheus71, he is very much a time served ‘water man’. Your comment makes me think I’ve nailed what I set out to do with this one. Cheers.

    – Ben Ryan

  • Pene Stevens
    Pene Stevensover 3 years ago

    Wow – totally awesome shot!

  • Adriana Glackin
    Adriana Glackinover 3 years ago

    Wow – what Pene said ^^ !!

  • D Byrne
    D Byrneover 3 years ago

    That’s well done. How is Broken these days?

  • Mel Brackstone
    Mel Brackstoneover 3 years ago

    What a fab scene, Ben, love that you’ve got the water moving so well and him staying still.

  • Jeffrey  Sinnock
    Jeffrey Sinnockover 3 years ago

    looks like a shot for surfer magazine! you really should contact them and see if they will buy the shot from you. Super shot

  • scottimages
    scottimagesover 3 years ago

    gasp!! that’s superb!!

  • terezadelpilar~ art & architecture
    terezadelpilar...over 3 years ago

    So fabulous!

  • Barssel
    Barsselover 3 years ago

    Truely exceptional image

  • terezadelpilar~ art & architecture
    terezadelpilar...over 3 years ago

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