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deborahv November 06, 2013
Beautiful colors!
 
NikonBrand November 06, 2013
Love this one!
 
tlotter November 14, 2013
Fantastic
 
elainelvis December 28, 2013
wow ! What lens did you have ?
 
Krishna_Kumar February 06, 2014
awesome!
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sweetpea72 February 17, 2014
Stunning..Congrats!! (:
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rudrab February 17, 2014
Awesome color combination :)
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HelenRea February 18, 2014
Superb capture, congratulations Glefoe...stunning work! :)))
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AlanJakarta February 18, 2014
Terrific capture. Congratulations.
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snowdon February 18, 2014
Fabulous image in the zone of colour and nature. Congratulations on your feature
GeraldineLefoe February 18, 2014
Thanks Snowdon, appreciate your visit and kind words
GeraldineLefoe February 18, 2014
Thanks Snowdon, appreciate your visit and kind words
 
GeraldineLefoe February 18, 2014
Thanks so much for the homepage feature Viewbug - I am very honoured.
 
akhtarkhan February 18, 2014
Superb capture, Congrats on the feature.
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rmr731 February 18, 2014
Wow - very cool capture! Lighting, colors, action - awesome! Congrats!
 
drakkardarkblade February 18, 2014
congrats, fantastic, please check out my works
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GBloniarz February 18, 2014
Superb! Congrats ... for sure!
 
byrondylanhart February 18, 2014
this is an amazing shot, really cool colours
 
catini February 18, 2014
Great light and capture, congrats on your feature!
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WileKyK February 18, 2014
Amazing lighting and composition. Congratulations on your Feature!
 
dikkysoesin February 18, 2014
Wonderful !!
 
BowmanLifeStudios February 18, 2014
Amazing Shot! Love the colors and the action... Wonderfully Captured... Great Composition!
 
Capture-Life February 18, 2014
fan-friggen-tastic ! :):)
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VHiggins February 18, 2014
love the light! congratulations!
 
iceman2 February 18, 2014
Beautiful capture of light with great focus.Congrats!
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kathleenweetman February 18, 2014
A well deserved award...such a wonderful capture...
 
sofiavercesi February 18, 2014
FANTASTIC
 
symesie04 February 18, 2014
great subject and just glorious light.
 
Brun0 February 18, 2014
amazing shot, congrats
 
lito February 18, 2014
Splendid!
 
Coomanator February 18, 2014
What an amazing capture. Congratulations on the "Feature", very well deserved. I have added to my favorites.
 
Bannekh February 18, 2014
Great shot
 
Dmullanephotography February 18, 2014
Great shot
 
Slobodan_Blagojevic February 18, 2014
I've seen by now a number of similar shots. What makes this one quite different is the ominous darkness and unusual colors. The darkness that implies the inherent risk and disproportional power in man vs. nature, the gripping fear and loneliness. Exceptionally well done and congrats on the feature!
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kkat February 18, 2014
Amazing!! Congratulations!!!
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debcoimages February 18, 2014
Stunning image Geraldine. Love the light and the colors. Congrats on being featured.
 
gusdiendimonk February 18, 2014
Fantastic shot...!!!!
 
chocovoices February 18, 2014
wow
 
GeraldineLefoe February 18, 2014
Thanks everyone for your likes and faves and for those who took the time to comment - greatly appreciated.
 
TammyN February 19, 2014
There's tons and tons of cool surf pics out there, but I think this may be the coolest I've seen! Love the backlighting shining thru the water, bringing out all the different colors.
 
varshanaik_0537 February 19, 2014
Awesum !!!! and the colour lightening... just loved it
 
timothyrandmsalaz February 19, 2014
This pic is amazing
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SarahKeates February 19, 2014
Amazing capture! Congrats!
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redwriter February 19, 2014
Beautiful image. Congrats. - Jake
 
priyankatelang February 20, 2014
amazing shot!!! BRAVO
 
runcietta_marghe_4300 February 20, 2014
Congratulations, fantastic shot, wonderful moment for taking this photos..You are very lucky..I like it so much
 
Redcow February 21, 2014
Amazing image!
 
szakul78 February 22, 2014
Just WOW!
 
Lorenzo February 27, 2014
Wonderful capture. congrats on your award!
 
GeraldineLefoe March 30, 2014
Thanks for all the likes and faves - appreciated
 
MarcoPoveda May 05, 2014
Espectacular fotografía, me gusta mucho
 
ArtQ May 12, 2014
Congrats on your finalist award.
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sachinus2010 May 12, 2014
What a superb shot ! Congrats ! Thanks for sharing !
 
anitania May 12, 2014
beautiful work
 
diporzio May 13, 2014
spectacular
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marymwarnerthomas May 13, 2014
Congratulations ! Very well done! Magnificent !
 
Joey_Howard May 13, 2014
Awesome !!!!
 
Zeke May 14, 2014
Wow is not big enough sooo "WOOOW" Very Nice!
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AlanJakarta May 15, 2014
My previous comment refers. Congratulations on being a Runner-up.
 
ArtQ May 15, 2014
Congrats on your Runner-up Award.
 
Capture-Life May 15, 2014
WOWIE .. my kind of capture..and paradise LOL :):)
 
greglinck May 24, 2014
Great Shot
 
ShifraG July 03, 2014
Very cool composition!! Love this!! Well done & congrats!! Well deserved!! :)
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onyanita July 15, 2014
fantastic capture
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bethanysportiello July 22, 2014
Great capture!
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barbarabrock August 31, 2014
love those colors...unusual...
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cmsimon September 23, 2014
awesome photo
 
fdifoto80 September 23, 2014
Awesome photo ! Just a perfect shot.
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DuffyDoherty November 06, 2014
Nice framing!
 
loripeterson November 21, 2014
The tones in this are beautiful! Great shot!
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AgaPhoto December 19, 2014
Amazing capture
 
JoyceDickens February 01, 2015
Such an enjoyable capture; the luminosity is perfect - a terrific action shot! jd
 
AliAlzuhair February 02, 2015
Amazing!
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SarahKeates March 06, 2015
Phenomenal shot! Congrats!
 
raybilcliff March 11, 2015
magical light
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DebbieKMiller81 March 13, 2015
Nice choice of shutter speed to capture the action. Great coloring as well. Well done.
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vojce March 22, 2015
fantastic bravo
 
jld83photography April 07, 2015
Amazing shot, really captured the wave perfectly.. Well done :-)
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Coveboy53 April 12, 2015
Fantastic back lighting and crisp where it counts. Love this for a 500mm pic
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clownsonvelvet April 26, 2015
STUNNNNING!
 
zuzannasankowska May 11, 2015
Super PHOTO !!!!
 
akeluskar June 24, 2015
Great,your perseverance paid off !
 
akeluskar June 24, 2015
Great,your perseverance paid off !
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Byronfairphotography July 05, 2015
Cool
 
ojotorpe August 11, 2015
nice capture !!
 
michael1000 August 12, 2015
Nice Capture !!!
 
tamarakarchmit August 12, 2015
Wow. That's amazing
 
GeraldineLefoe August 12, 2015
Thank you for your comments an kind words, greatly appreciated
 
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Behind The Lens

Location
Austinmer Beach, NSW Australia
Time
Early morning just after sunrise
Lighting
I had been trying to capture this image for awhile and knew I needed direct sunlight and a big swell so the light would shine through the wave. It meant going out many times and hoping the light would be right on the day.
Equipment
Shot on a Manfrotto tripod with Nikon D800 and Nikon 70 -200 with 1.7 extension.
Inspiration
I love the way early morning sun lights up through the waves. Adding a surfer to the image provides an extra point of interest. I practised for months taking images of surfers and shooting the waves and finally brought it together with the right light and someone who could surf well.
Editing
I shoot in RAW and use lightroom and photoshop for my images. I have used the usual adjustments such as levels and contrast, some clarity and a slight vignette.
In my camera bag
A variety of lenses for my Nikon D800 - 20mm, 24 - 70 mm and 70 - 200 (all Nikon). I have recently purchased a Tamron 150 - 600 for surf shots - fantastic sharp lens - highly recommend.
Feedback
The most important thing is to shoot at the highest ISO your camera can cope with since you need to shoot very fast - 1/2000 sec is not unusual.

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