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Coming Unstuck – Two

This Aerial attempt by a Professional Surfer (a shredder!) at “Surfest 2014” was just too high and too radical to witness and look at as a Finished Image. So I decided to include it in my red Bubble Gallery for the Wow Factor of the scene. The second shot in the sequence has him falling faster than his board did, so he became at risk of getting a fin chop or a board to the head as it would eventually fall on him unless he was very lucky! :))

I only uploaded this image to show Donna19, a highly valued online friend and spiritual sister of mine (she’s very real and very cool) from the USA.

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An original digital photograph captured with a Canon 450D and a 55 – 250 mm lens:
F-stop: f/7.1
Exposure time: 1/1600 sec.
ISO speed: ISO-400
Exposure bias: -0.3 step
Focal length: 250 mm [ on a 55 – 250 mm lens ]
WB: Sunny
Shutter Priority


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  • Robin Monroe
    Robin Monroe7 months ago

    wow, great action shot….

  • He’s got no control over where the surfboard ends up at this stage – the nose could hit him in the back of his left leg and he wouldn’t feel it until he’s under water. But he was O.K, after all. Thanks again, Robin!

    – reflector

  • Evita
    Evita7 months ago

    Excellent actions Shot!!! ☺♥

  • Thanks for your nice comment my friend! :0x

    – reflector

  • Larry Butterworth
    Larry Butterworth7 months ago

    A glorious capture, looks like his cutback didn’t quite make it.

  • It’s actually an aerial (probably a front side 180) attempt, not a cutback which is when you ride out onto the shoulder of the wave then do a 180 degree u-turn back towards the foam, before turning around 180 degrees again and continuing to ride across the peeling wave. Thanks for your comment Larry! I didn’t know exactly what he was going to do as he approached the top of the wave, but this was a great bonus scenario.

    – reflector

  • TeresaB
    TeresaB7 months ago

    February 27, 2014

    Beautiful work!

  • Thanks a lot for that Heather & Teresa! :-)♫

    – reflector

  • Bootiewootsy
    Bootiewootsy7 months ago

  • Thank you very much Bootiewootsy, Sally & Ladymoose!

    – reflector

  • Janone
    Janone7 months ago

    All what goes High, shall come down.. haha Great capture.

  • And possibly be broken upon impact, lol! Thanks for your fun comment.

    – reflector

  • Randy Turnbow
    Randy Turnbow7 months ago

    Nice image, thanks for sharing in the World of EOS!

  • Cheers Randy! I wasn’t expecting him to “bail” like this & he’s lost all control of his safety. :)

    – reflector

  • Marie Sharp
    Marie Sharp7 months ago

  • Thanks for the feature, it’s always an honor! :))

    – reflector

  • vigor
    vigor7 months ago

    Wonderful action shot, perfectly captured!

  • Thanks Vigor, it’s the second part of a two shot sequence. I was hoping that he’d make this aerial which was about 5 to 7 feet above the wave, but he “bailed it”.

    – reflector

  • Grazyna W.
    Grazyna W.7 months ago

    Great action and beautiful shot !

  • Thanks very much Grazyna!

    – reflector

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