The smile on the face of this guy say’s it all! He’s having a lot of fun zipping around in Swansea Channel on a perfectly sunny Winter afternoon.

The shot was taken using a Canon 450D with a 55 – 250 mm lens set at 131 mm and 1/2000 of a second.


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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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  • cherylc1
    cherylc1about 3 years ago

    beautiful capture James!!!

  • Thanks a lot my friend! How’s things? :)

    – reflector

  • dinghysailor1
    dinghysailor1about 3 years ago

    yes he does look like he’s having a real ball! lovely capture on the move! you got your settings just right!


  • This was originally called “The Smile Says It All”, but he looks so small on RB that most people would wonder about that title. :)) I should try 1/4000 sec and either pump up the exposure or increase the ISO to about 400 and see how that can freeze the action. Thanks Maggie!

    – reflector

  • gail woodbury
    gail woodburyabout 3 years ago

    Nice one James ..Fun in the sun on a winters day ! – Love it !!

  • They definitely weren’t alone – the water off Swansea Heads almost looked like a car Park that afternoon! Thank you Gail!

    – reflector

  • Heloisa Castro
    Heloisa Castroabout 3 years ago

    nice shot

  • Thank you for your comment!

    – reflector

  • Rachel Williams
    Rachel Williamsabout 3 years ago

    Excellent capture! Well done.
    Rachel :)

  • Much appreciated, thanks Rachel! :-)

    – reflector

  • rasnidreamer
    rasnidreamerabout 3 years ago

    Wonderful postcard James! What a beautiful day! XXSUEXX

  • Thank you Sue! It was a very nice afternoon. :))

    – reflector

  • Kim McClain Gregal
    Kim McClain Gr...about 3 years ago

    Great title!!! We all need one ! ! ! Wonderful shot!

  • Thanks Kim! It’s a great place to live.

    – reflector

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