Malibu Rider by reflector

A Malibu rider drops into a solid six or seven foot wave at Newcastle Beach, in New South Wales on one of the very last days of Autumn. There have been big storms up and down the coast of New South Wales over the last few weeks, generating some solid ground swells that make for great surfing conditions.

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The original digital photograph was taken using a Canon 450D [ with a 250 mm Canon lens, set at 163 mm ]. Another photo that was my first abstract shot of water droplets [ captured with the same camera ] was added as a texture in Photoshop Elements 7.

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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  • Solomon Walker
    Solomon Walkeralmost 5 years ago

    wow! brave dude! awesome photo capture!!

  • Thanks very much Solomon ! It was a decent swell here last Sunday and he grabbed a good one.

    – reflector

  • Rainy
    Rainyalmost 5 years ago

    ฺำBeautiful capture James!

  • Thanks for your comment Rainy ! :)

    – reflector

  • tori yule
    tori yulealmost 5 years ago

    great work!! beautiful

  • Thanks for the compliment ! The surf was perfect that day. It would have been a better shoot if I got there much earlier but I’m still glad I went.

    – reflector

  • © Pauline Wherrell
    © Pauline Wher...almost 5 years ago

    Magnificent shot!

  • Thanks for your great comment and making this a fave ! :)

    – reflector

  • Trish Threlfall
    Trish Threlfallalmost 5 years ago

    awesome image J :))

  • Thanks a lot Trish ! :)) I have a shot of when he pulled into the tube too but he’s moving away from the camera.

    – reflector

  • Joni  Rae
    Joni Raealmost 5 years ago

    Fantastic shot!

  • Thanks very much Joni !

    – reflector

  • lorilee
    lorileealmost 5 years ago

    C O O L

  • Thanks for your comment and fave ! :-)

    – reflector

  • Babbler
    Babbleralmost 5 years ago

    beautiful work

  • Thanks for your great comment Violetta ! :-)

    – reflector

  • Carol Berliner
    Carol Berlineralmost 5 years ago

    Woooooow just wooooooow amaaaazing work as always instant fav of course!

  • Thanks for your enthusiastic comment Carol ! :))

    – reflector

  • Andrew Paranavitana
    Andrew Paranav...almost 5 years ago

    Fantastic, great texture on this one mate, very creative!

  • Thanks a lot ! I was tempted to run the droplets shot as an untouched abstract but decided to use it here. :)

    – reflector

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