Backhand Slash

A female competitor attacks a wave on her backhand while competing in the “Hunter Ports Women’s Classic” (ASP 6-Star Qualifying Series) at Surfest 2014 which was held at Merewether, in New South Wales, Australia. She is really concentrating on what’s happening to the wave as it breaks and what she plans to do next, all while wearing a big, very pretty smile.

Featured In -
Nautical – Waves Of Joy – Saturday 12/04/2014
SEA – 1/24hr – Wednesday 30/04/2014
The Tropical Zone – Wednesday 14/05/2014

An original digital photograph captured with a Canon 450D and a 55 – 250 mm lens:
F-stop: f/11
Exposure time: 1/1250 sec.
ISO speed: ISO-400
Exposure bias: -0.7 step
Focal length: 250 mm [ on a 55 – 250 mm lens ]
WB: Cloudy
Shutter Priority


surfing, surfer, backhand slash, surfest 2014, wave, newcastle, australia, new south wales, beach, water, sea, water sport, action shot

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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  • dgscotland
    dgscotland4 months ago

    Clicking the banner takes you to the group….please enjoy it.

  • Thanks Buddy!

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  • Berns
    Berns4 months ago

    beautifully poignant ! So many songs I could hum while I look at this !

  • Don’t let me stop you if you want to sing! :)) Thanks for your great comment Berns!

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  • Heloisa Castro
    Heloisa Castro4 months ago


  • Thank you very much! I like the yachts at the top of the shot – they add a nice touch.

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  • Carol Barona
    Carol Barona4 months ago

    Beautifully done!

  • Thanks for your great comment!

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  • autumnwind
    autumnwind4 months ago

    Wow, super capture and awesome treatment!!! Amazing work!!! : ))))
    Hugs, shar xoxoxoxxoxoxoxoxo♥

  • Thanks Shar! xox!!!&?♥ [ LOL, I loved the !!!&? silly bit ] It took a few attempts to find the right types of textures with colours that I liked – something a bit different to my often muted texture applications. One for the Ladies – Glorious Beings that they are! :)

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  • Grazyna W.
    Grazyna W.4 months ago

    Beautiful work !

  • Thank you for your consistent support my friend!

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  • Evita
    Evita4 months ago

    Awesome treatment…. great action capture!!! ☺♥

  • Thanks Ev ita [ LOL, giggle :)) ], much appreciated! There are two textures in this one and it’s a more colourful change from the (often) sepia texture treatments that I used to make before. :))xox

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  • Donna19
    Donna194 months ago

    It looks like it is an old vintage shot. I think I like this better than than the original.

  • Thanks Donna! :-) I’m glad you like the processing effects and result.

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    MINDSET4 months ago

    This is wild……….

  • Thanks for your really positive feedback! :)

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  • MotherNature
    MotherNature4 months ago

    Congratulations on your feature in NAUTICAL, APRIL11, 2014 – Superb work!! FAVE:>)

    View your feature and congratulate your fellow featured artists here.
  • Many thanks to all of the moderators for including this image in your current Features! Thanks too for your fave. :))

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