This female Australian surfer is Nikki Van Dijk, captured practicing after the competitive Heats for the “Hunter Ports Women’s Classic” (6 Star international ASP rated) had finished on Tuesday. She won the ASP World Junior Title which was held in Bali in October 2012. Nikki is only 19 years of age and she has finely tuned surfing skills and a big future in the sport. She’s sponsored by Rip Curl, Oakley, and Komunity.
The image is called “Sister Shred” because anyone who rips and attacks a wave with control, style and power is called a “Shredder”. The same term is used in Skateboarding as well.
I’ll be re-working this image when I have the free time and I feel inspired. It could & should have more complex design elements and a mellower, more natural colour palette.
An original digital photograph captured with a Canon 450D and a 55 – 250 mm lens:
Exposure time: 1/1600 sec.
ISO speed: ISO-400
Exposure bias: -0.3 step
Focal length: 250 mm [ on a 55 – 250 mm lens ]