Holly Moore, PPSA  

Waiting for the Wave by Holly Moore, PPSA

March 2020 - Waiting for the Wave

About the Image(s)

This image was taken last October at the beach in Port Aransas, Texas. It was extremely windy and I took the shot on the pier looking down at the surfer. It was sunny and the time was mid morning. Technical data: Exposure 1/4000, f/7.l, ISO 400, focal length 146. I used my Canon 5D Mark IV, lens EF70-300. I cropped in some from the original, added a vignette and sharpened slightly. Would love some comments on the composition. There were many choices for cropping and finally settled on this one.

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8 comments posted

Michael Braunstein   Michael Braunstein
Technically the photo is very good. You might try a little shadow reduction on the face. From an impact stand point it is not there. i am sure the surfer would love it.   Posted: 03/08/2020 22:58:40
Holly Moore   Holly Moore
I do agree it really doesn't have any impact. Thanks for your comment.   Posted: 03/09/2020 08:12:29
Holly Moore   Holly Moore
I do agree it really doesn't have any impact. Thanks for your comment.   Posted: 03/09/2020 08:12:31

Keith Parris   Keith Parris
I am glad that you explained that you were on a pier when you made this photograph; my first thought was where was the photographer or was this made with a drone.

I would not change anything about this photograph. The only way I can think to improve the impact is photograph him riding a wave.   Posted: 03/09/2020 21:15:07

Beverly Caine   Beverly Caine
(Groups 48 & 80)
Visiting from 48 & 80
I wonder if you have Topaz filters. If you do, I would suggest you play with them. I find sometimes they bring out the WOW in a rather average image.

That said, I do like this photo but am in agreement with the others re impact.
  Posted: 03/10/2020 09:01:46
Holly Moore   Holly Moore
Hi Beverly,

Yes I do have Topaz. I will see what I can do to jazz it up. Thanks for your comment.   Posted: 03/15/2020 17:28:50

Stuart Caine   Stuart Caine
Very nice image, I would agree with Michael. Try adding a little saturation and see if the picture "pops"   Posted: 03/13/2020 10:46:32
Holly Moore   Holly Moore
Thanks Stu. I will see what I can do to give it some impact.
  Posted: 03/15/2020 17:29:26