Matt Banting - Victory Salute At The Burton Toyota Pro 2014 by reflector

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Matt Banting – Victory Salute At The Burton Toyota Pro 2014

This digital photograph of Matt Banting (from Port Macquarie – Australia) was captured at the end of the final heat of the Burton Toyota Pro at Surfest 2014. He was raising his arms in a Victory Salute after the siren sounded, signalling the end of the heat after he had just caught his last wave.

The event was was held in Newcastle, Australia from Monday the 17th February to Sunday the 23rd of February. He surfed really well, putting in a solid performance and as a result he Won the ASP 6-Star Qualifying Series Burton Toyota Pro title and the Mark Richards Trophy while surfing “off the shelf” at Merewether Beach.

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Australian Coastal Towns – Tuesday 13/05/2014

An original digital photograph captured with a Canon 450D and a 55 – 250 mm lens:
F-stop: f/8
Exposure time: 1/1000 sec.
ISO speed: ISO-400
Exposure bias: +0.3 step
Focal length: 250 mm [ on a 55 – 250 mm lens ]
WB: Cloudy
Shutter Priority

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  • autumnwind
    autumnwind9 months ago

    Wow! Nice work and just look at those waves!!! Awesome! xoxoxoxoxxo

  • Thank you Shar! :-)♥xoxo Yes, there were waves breaking all over that stretch of beach on this day. Luckily I just happened to be clicking away for the whole ride that Matt had – on what turned out to be the very last wave ridden in the competition and was also the one that secured his victory. :)

    – reflector

  • Heloisa Castro
    Heloisa Castro9 months ago

    beautiful work

  • Thanks for your feedback!

    – reflector

  • Evita
    Evita9 months ago

    Wow…. those waves are awesome….. Fantastic capture James!!!! ☺♥

  • Yes, there were waves all over that stretch of beach that afternoon and there were some powerful waves breaking in the spot where the competition was being held. Thanks for the compliment, Evita! :-)xoxo♥

    – reflector

  • CrismanArt
    CrismanArt9 months ago

    Amazing shot, dear James! Was sitting on a large dune yesterday and watching the surfers, thinking of your fantastic action shots…! Trying out my Sigma lens…! Congrats to You!

  • Thanks Christiane! I just use the standard Canon EF-S lenses for these shots, since that’s what came in the camera kit. Sorry I haven’t been keeping up with everything on RB for the last few weeks.

    – reflector

  • Heaven7
    Heaven79 months ago

    Yeah James :)! Great feeling!!!

  • Thanks for your positive feedback! :-)

    – reflector

  • Donna19
    Donna199 months ago

    :) His big YYYYEEEESSSSS!!!

  • He’s even smiling on the back of his head, too! :)) Thank you!

    – reflector

  • PhotosByG
    PhotosByG9 months ago

  • Thanks Graham and Marilyn, for making this a Feature!

    – reflector

  • walstraasart
    walstraasart9 months ago

    Awesome, splendid action work

  • Thanks a lot! Luckily I had it on Continuous Mode and kept the button held down for this and a few more shots of that wave/ride.

    – reflector

  • Janone
    Janone9 months ago

    Dancing on the waves.. lol. Great action shot.

  • And walking on water. :)) Thank you!

    – reflector

  • Karen  Helgesen
    Karen Helgesen8 months ago

    Awesome! Love the sense of sheer joy of it all…beautiful shot!

  • Thanks Karen! He had to progress through a few Heats to finally win the whole competition, so he would have been really happy. :)

    – reflector

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