Stephanie Gilmour Ripping A Reo by reflector

Stephanie Gilmour Ripping A Reo by 

Stephanie Gilmour Ripping A Reo

This shot was taken during the Women’s Final of the “Hunter Ports Women’s Classic” (ASP 6-Star Qualifying Series) at Surfest 2014 which was held at Merewether, in New South Wales, Australia.

Stephanie Gilmour is an awesomely talented and accomplished surfer and the fact that she is female doesn’t matter at all. Excellent, powerful, stylish and in-control surfing is to be applauded no matter who is doing it – anywhere in the world! Stephanie is doing a front side re-entry (nick-named a “reo”) in the first shot and she has put her arm in the face of the wave to “lay back” into it while turning back down the wave. In the second shot she has buried the nose – displaying how much power she is putting into the turn. I’m pretty sure that she managed to lift the nose out from under the water (by pushing down really hard on your back foot that’s on the tail of the surfboard) and keep riding this wave – but concentrating on taking photos can make everything seem like a bit of a blur in your mind, so you “miss” the action while you are actually capturing it forever as a static image. Which is quite a weird feeling that all photographers experience! :-))

Besides being a Champion Surfer, Stephanie is also a very attractive woman – gorgeous, actually (with a very pretty smile and a great personality). Pure & simple! :-))

Unfortunately, Stephanie didn’t win the “Hunter Ports Women’s Classic”. Malia Manuel from Hawaii surfed strongly and grabbed the title.

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The Tropical Zone – Wednesday 19/03/2014

A two shot original digital photographic sequence captured with a Canon 450D and a 55 – 250 mm lens:
F-stop: f/10
Exposure time: 1/2000 sec.
ISO speed: ISO-400
Exposure bias: -0.7 step
Focal length: 250 mm [ on a 55 – 250 mm lens ]
WB: Cloudy
Shutter Priority

I enjoy the whole creative process from beginning to end and seek to discover and portray the world in all of it’s rich, intense colours and interesting forms, textures and subjects. I draw inspiration from the harmonious colour schemes often present in the natural environment when creating my Graphic Designs, or composing a Photograph or other work.

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  • Janone
    Janoneabout 1 year ago

    Great picture. Very nice combined shots.

  • Many thanks mate! I was really happy with my two photo shoots at this International Surfing Competition which was held right here in my own city and I have lots more shots to offer for sale on RB, in the coming weeks.

    – reflector

  • gail woodbury
    gail woodburyabout 1 year ago

    Cool shots of Steph – well done Noel xx

  • Thank you Gail! I’ll let Noel know you sent him some kisses, as soon as I found out which Noel it was. Cheers, James xo

    – reflector

  • gail woodbury
    gail woodburyabout 1 year ago

    hahaa – I’m so sorry James ..I hit send too soon – oooops .. xx’s for you too & these ARE COOL SHOTS OF STEPH JAMES xx

  • Laughing. :) I’ve got a few more shots of her, but might only upload one. Thanks for the feedback! :)xx

    – reflector

  • autumnwind
    autumnwindabout 1 year ago

    I can tell by your description you don’t like her at all. lol Haha! Wow, super fabulous captures!! How exciting for you to do this, really jealous here!!! Awesome work!!! : ))) Hugs, shar xoxoxoxxooxxooxox♥

  • Too true, AW! :-)) She’s “nasty”! Nooowwh, she’s not really nasty, at all, in the slightest. :)) Where do you live, so that it stops you from going surfing? Nevada, LOL! Thanks for your always entertaining comments & your consistent support AW! :-)♫♥

    – reflector

  • Donna19
    Donna19about 1 year ago

    This should be a poster my friend. Nice moments captured here and your banner is great of course

  • It is a Poster in the Description part of this web page. Thanks for your very nice comment Donna. I originally designed the banner for the 2010 Surfest & you can just drag that Layer from that old design into the new image/collage design you see here and type in 2014 instead. :))x (just one “x” to say hello, my Soul Sister & Priceless Friend)

    – reflector

  • Evita
    Evitaabout 1 year ago

    Just fabulous…. excellent collage (makes a good postcard too) ☺♥

  • Thanks for your supportive comment, my friend! :-0)♥♫ It’s actually a double-sized print – two photo’s joined & slightly cropped due to a crooked horizon on one of them.

    – reflector

  • Evita
    Evitaabout 1 year ago

    Beautiful work!!!

    Click on the link below to view your feature and congratulate your fellow artists
    The Tropical Zone ~ FEATURE GALLERY ~ March 19th, 2014

  • Thanks for making this a featured work! :)

    – reflector

  • John Velocci
    John Velocci11 months ago

    Sorry Reflector, I can’t accept this picture into A World of EOS because it has text in it.

  • O.K, sorry that I forgot about that Rule, John!

    – reflector

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