PattiBaker
PattiBaker

Jaws,Maui



Surfer is Ian Walsh
#2 in unedited series

Surfer is Ian Walsh
#2 in unedited series
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9 Comments | Report
tmlakshmi PRO
 
tmlakshmi January 03, 2018
voted
PattiBaker
 
PattiBaker January 03, 2018
THank you!
PattiBaker
 
PattiBaker March 21, 2018
Surf's Up!
Byronfairphotography PRO+
 
Byronfairphotography September 01, 2018
Absolutely beautiful / Voted
Katnott
 
Katnott October 21, 2018
Congrats on winning peoples choice in my challenge!! you're photo is fantastic. Love this capture. The wave is unreal and the pure size magnitude compared to the surfer is amazing. Contrast!! Kat
PattiBaker
 
PattiBaker October 21, 2018
Thank you so much Kat!
Byronfairphotography PRO+
 
Byronfairphotography March 24, 2019
Good Luck.
PattiBaker
 
PattiBaker November 25, 2019
Thank you!
kurtsnyder Ultimate
 
kurtsnyder October 02, 2021
Amazing shot!!
Amazing shot Patti! Kurt
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Behind The Lens

Location
This beauty that has gained popularity! It was from my "point and shoot" days before I knew anything, This is a 60 ft wave from the infamous JAWS surf break. On the wave is our Maui homegrown big wave and world surf winner Ian Walsh. I beleive this was taken in the 2009 series.
Time
Back then, if you want to see the show, be there at 6 am but will have to wait until about 1pm for the largest swells, lately they are mid morning but here was the afternoon.
Lighting
All natural light but I was sitting under a tree
Equipment
This was taken with my Nikon Dx40 and zoom lens, no flash, no tripod
Inspiration
Everything about JAWS inspires any photographers and here especially! This was taken from the cliff over looking the huge swells and before WSL got in there . When surf is up about 200 photographers line the cliff getting those shots not to mention in the boats along side. I wanted to get a view of these waves and I have to walk about 4 miles to get there on foot and will to do that! The sound of the enormous powerful swells were inspiration enough but look at those colors!
Editing
NONE. did not know anything about post processing at the time
In my camera bag
All I had then was my Nikon and a tripod that worked ok.
Feedback
Keep up on surf reports. As this year they put in the news JAWS will have 40 ft waves but was at midnight and by daylight they decreased to 15ft. Know your Area, do research, check weather, times. Be ready to drop everything when that perfect shot comes, timing is everything! I have learned alot more since taking this photo as I always am inspired to keep learning. Look at the angle, composition, what is it you want your viewers to know about the subject? Do you have tripod, optics clean, batteries, card in place? In other words have learned to be in the moment and really think and compose the shot I want. Sometimes I do and sometimes I forget but no matter what I just do it! I always stay open to learn more!

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