Andrew Klein  


Surfer by Andrew Klein

February 2021 - Surfer

About the Image(s)

It was crazy cold. We were in Nag's Head north Carolina and decided to walk out on the pier. The wind was blowing hard, the surf was up, I could not imagine anyone in the water...and there he was. Riding his surfboard past where I stood so I took some shots. I used an Olympus OM1 with an 80-300 f2.8 equivalent lens. F8, Auto ISO, 300 mm, about 1000th of a second.

Post cropped the original 20 MP micro 4/3 image by about 50%. A bit of haze reduction, saturation, and sharpness.


13 comments posted




Laurie McShane
What a great shot! Beautifully composed, and you caught the guy looking right at you. The power of that wave makes me shiver just looking at it!   Posted: 02/04/2021 11:45:27



Andrew Klein   Andrew Klein
Thank you.   Posted: 02/04/2021 11:57:32



Stuart Caine   Stuart Caine
(Group 42)
Hi Andy, A very nice sharp image of a surfer on a very windy day. I like the image, but feel that you have more ocean around him. If you crop the picture down, it would make him stand out, without loosing the incoming surf.   Posted: 02/05/2021 16:29:01
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Kathleen Colligan
Very cool photo of this surfer with perfect timing! I thought about possibly cropping too but then changed my mind. Those multiple lines of the rough waves add motion/interest to the photo.   Posted: 02/06/2021 04:54:01
Andrew Klein   Andrew Klein
Stuart and Kathleen - Thank you for your thoughts and ideas. I like both the larger image, which to me speaks of the power of the ocean and how small the surfer is in comparison and the smaller image, which is more about the surfer and a bit less about the ocean..a good thing as well. Stuart, thank you for taking the time to present a cropped version. It makes your point nicely and adds to the conversation.   Posted: 02/06/2021 12:31:57
Kathleen Colligan
Seeing the actual cropped version is helpful too. Like Stuart predicted the surfer pops out more. I am learning more and more how subjective photography can be.   Posted: 02/06/2021 12:41:00



Andrew Klein   Andrew Klein
You are so right. Beauty is in the eye of the beholder. There are some "universals", but application of them is totally up to the artist.   Posted: 02/06/2021 13:42:25



Gregory Stais   Gregory Stais
Andrew, this is a really cool shot! I understand your perspective in the original shot, but I personally prefer the cropped version.   Posted: 02/19/2021 11:13:54



Gregory Stais   Gregory Stais
Andrew, this is a really cool shot! I understand your perspective in the original shot, but I personally prefer the cropped version.   Posted: 02/19/2021 11:13:56
Andrew Klein   Andrew Klein
I like the cropped version, too.   Posted: 02/19/2021 11:21:52



Ruth Benson   Ruth Benson
Very nice shot Andrew. The white foam of the breaking wave forms the perfect background to the dark figure of the surfer.
In the cropped image the surfer is almost in the center and the scene is nicely framed by the blue ocean. I think I prefer the original uncropped image as I quite like negative space which adds some dynamic to the photo. It's all in the eyes of the beholder....   Posted: 02/21/2021 05:08:12



Ruth Benson   Ruth Benson
Very nice shot Andrew. The white foam of the breaking wave forms the perfect background to the dark figure of the surfer.
In the cropped image the surfer is almost in the center and the scene is nicely framed by the blue ocean. I think I prefer the original uncropped image as I quite like negative space which adds some dynamic to the photo. It's all in the eyes of the beholder....   Posted: 02/21/2021 05:09:07



Andrew Klein   Andrew Klein
Thank you all.
  Posted: 02/21/2021 08:12:59



 

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