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JAWS #1 2017



JAWS Peahi, Maui
#4 in unedited series

JAWS Peahi, Maui
#4 in unedited series
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Awards

People's Choice in Untouched, no manipulation Photo Challenge
Winner in Breaking waves Photo Challenge
Contest Finalist in People And Water Photo Contest 2017
People's Choice in Most dificult shot Photo Challenge
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Peer Award
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Magnificent Capture
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Absolute Masterpiece
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Top Choice
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Superb Composition
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Outstanding Creativity
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Genius
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Impressed
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Top Ranks

Severe Weather Photo ContestTop 10 rank week 1
My Best Shot Photo Contest Vol 6Top 10 rank
My Best Shot Photo Contest Vol 6Top 10 rank week 1
The Nature Lover Photo ContestTop 10 rank
The Nature Lover Photo ContestTop 10 rank week 2
The Nature Lover Photo ContestTop 10 rank week 1
The Talent AwardsTop 20 rank
People And Water Photo Contest 2017Top 20 rank
People And Water Photo Contest 2017Top 20 rank week 3
People And Water Photo Contest 2017Top 20 rank week 2
People And Water Photo Contest 2017Top 20 rank week 1
Once Upon A Time Photo ContestTop 20 rank
Once Upon A Time Photo ContestTop 10 rank week 1
Celebrating Nature Photo Contest Vol 3Top 10 rank
Celebrating Nature Photo Contest Vol 3Top 10 rank week 2
Celebrating Nature Photo Contest Vol 3Top 10 rank week 1
Summer Time Photo ContestTop 10 rank
Summer Time Photo ContestTop 10 rank week 2
Summer Time Photo ContestTop 10 rank week 1
Centered Compositions Photo ContestTop 30 rank
Centered Compositions Photo ContestTop 20 rank week 2
Centered Compositions Photo ContestTop 20 rank week 1
Water Photo Contest 2017Top 10 rank
Water Photo Contest 2017Top 10 rank week 1

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18 Comments | Report
eelcovanroden PRO+
 
eelcovanroden April 19, 2017
Just great!
eelcovanroden PRO+
 
eelcovanroden April 19, 2017
Just great!
PattiBaker
 
PattiBaker May 30, 2017
Thank you!
JDLifeshots
 
JDLifeshots September 09, 2017
Amazing capture. Congrats!
jamiesarkett
 
jamiesarkett September 09, 2017
Congrats = fabulous
PattiBaker
 
PattiBaker September 09, 2017
thank you everyone!
kathyk_abq
 
kathyk_abq September 09, 2017
Awesome shot, Patti! Congrats on your challenge people's choice award!
PattiBaker
 
PattiBaker September 09, 2017
thank you!
PatSalvadorDietrich
 
PatSalvadorDietrich September 10, 2017
Magnificent capture! Congratulations!
wemco2
 
wemco2 January 09, 2018
YES! Amazing shot, congratulations Patti!
PattiBaker
 
PattiBaker January 09, 2018
Thank you Russell, heart felt and appreciated!!
wemco2
 
wemco2 January 29, 2018
Yes, this capture is deserving of two awards!
PattiBaker
 
PattiBaker January 29, 2018
Thank you Russell, very much appreciated!!
PattiBaker
 
PattiBaker February 20, 2018
Thank you, it is breath taking to be there, watching these surfers!
immunewolf
 
immunewolf July 08, 2018
Wow
Byronfairphotography PRO+
 
Byronfairphotography September 03, 2018
Very nicely done.
PattiBaker
 
PattiBaker September 04, 2018
Thank you Byron!
kurtsnyder Ultimate
 
kurtsnyder October 02, 2021
Fantastic image Patti! You caught the wave perfectly, as did the surfer. It looks very dangerous! Kurt
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Behind The Lens

Location
This photo was taken at the infamous JAWS big wave surf spot here at Peahi, Maui just 4 miles from where I live. It is wonderful to be this close as I can stroll down to the cliffs edge along the dirt path and shoot these beautiful majestic waves! I love the colors in the waves and the roaring sounds like jet engines are breathtaking.I anticipate each year that this year JAWS will show us a 100 ft wave. Maybe this year?
Time
When first shooting JAWS, the biggest breaks would be mid morning but in recent years it has been early afternoon. This photo was around 1-2 pm in the afternoon from the cliffs edge. There is a beach that we can walk down to but if waves are breaking that big the best places for great photos are either the boats near the surfers or the cliffs edge. This was on the left side on the cliff under a tree sitting and watching these brave, very brave surfers tackle mother nature and all her glory!
Lighting
All 100% natural light and like I stated was sitting under a tree early in the 2017 season.
Equipment
This shot was taken with a canon Rebel t5 300mm zoom lens. I wish I had my current camera the Sony A 7Rii but it is still early in this season.Handheld and no flash necessary.
Inspiration
What is not inspiring about viewing and shooting waves 40 + feet as the surfer attempts to tackle it and stay safe. These local boys are very experienced growing up here as they have the honor of going out every time the big wave swell shows to surf and I right along with them will shoot. I stay there all day and get many photos in the process. This wave at least a 50 ft is so majestic when there, hearing the power of the water, the colors, the slow barreling as the surfer escapes,the rainbows that often show in the mist, the surfer as all the people watching cheer him or her on, the jetskis nearby.It is truly a breathtaking vision!
Editing
Very little if any post processing done here as I needed none. The colors here are what you see on that cliff's edge.With this photo I was new to post processing and photography as a whole. I just feel the subject alone speaks for itself.
In my camera bag
My Primary camera is a Sony A7Rii with Sony18-200mm f3.5-6.3 lens, the Canon rebel with several lenses, assorted filters and extra of everything! Several flashes. Also carry a Monopod and Tripod. Always within reach the camera is! I usually come prepared for anything, have umbrella, flashlight, ipad and notebook for taking notes. Cleaning equipment, the usual standard equipment a phtotgrapher carries.
Feedback
Get up early and plan to spend the entire day down there at the cliffs edge! Many photographers come to shoot along with locals and tourist alike so better to walk the 2 mile dirt road but worth it! Getting there early secures your SPOT and once there I do not leave. Last Peahi Challenge I was up in a tree, this was my spot and I did not leave the entire time. With this said bring everything, all gear and especially the zoom lenses.Get ready for a view of a lifetime when these swells show 40-75 feet high!Like almost all great shots, being in the right place at the right time with an empty memory card and full battery in the camera, and don't forget to clean the optics first!Continuous shooting provides some stunning action shots in the post processing so take risks, shot everything. I attempt in most cases to get shots down the barrel if possible but this angle works fine as it shows the power & size of the wave compared to the surfer!

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