Patience is a Virtue by Rae Threnoworth


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I was down at Newcastle Beach this morning because I woke up to see a big swell pumping through Merewether but it just wasn’t performing.. so I decided to explore other parts of Newcastle which I’ve never bothered to photograph before. I was set up with my 500mm lens to get some surfing photographs, but due to the salty mist (making it difficult to see and focus) and my low placement (couldnt really see the wave if a wave had just broken in front of it), it wasn’t ideal for any decent surfing photographs. There were only a few decent waves coming through anyway which were actually being ridden, some were a bit too fat or shutting down too soon. So I swivled my gigantic lens around to see these guys waiting patiently to jump off the rocks into the surf. With the low sun, it created some beautiful back lighting perfect for silhouettes.


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  • roybarry
    roybarryover 6 years ago

    A brillit image, instant favourite.

  • roybarry
    roybarryover 6 years ago


  • Caprice Sobels
    Caprice Sobelsover 6 years ago

    Amazing shot! Great composition and timing!

  • Craig Hender
    Craig Henderover 6 years ago

    Fabulous shot, well done.

  • caroline ellis
    caroline ellisover 6 years ago

    nice composition

  • srphotos
    srphotosover 6 years ago

    congrats to be on main page :-)
    stunning picture!

  • MisterD
    MisterDover 6 years ago

    Great silhouette effect

  • LittleHelen
    LittleHelenover 6 years ago

    A virtue I do not have….but these guys do. Brilliant shot, great waves ;)

  • dawlishblue
    dawlishblueover 6 years ago

    I like the way the foreshortening makes it look as though the onlookers are going to be swamped any minute …

  • Ian  James
    Ian Jamesover 6 years ago

    Great shot and it nice to have a good description to go with the image. Amazing energy in the waves.

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