Paul Hoffman  

To the Rescue by Paul Hoffman

November 2021 - To the Rescue

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To The Rescue
Sony A77 “ Sigma 18-35mm 1.8 Art @ 35mm ISO100 1/160 F8
Whilst sitting eating my fish and chips on the dockside fighting off all the seagulls the alarm went off and about four minutes later these three brave souls flew passed us on the way to save some soul on the high seas. I was really lucky that the wave went over the wall at the time I snapped the image, it was only a small one as some of the others were massive.
They returned about 40 mins later with a very embarrased paddle board that had got out of his depth on the conditions, but did not think about the people that would have to come and save him.
Nothing done to it but the bare min through Lightroom and a slight crop.

This round’s discussion is now closed!
5 comments posted

Lin Sun   Lin Sun
Very precious shot. The wave, the rescue boat, created two sets of contradicting power, in the directly contradicting directions. Plus the moving story behind, it might worth an award. It's very hard to capture such large and high a wave, and it's non-trivial to have the rescue boat in a good position. That moment should be very occasional.   Posted: 11/04/2021 01:42:35

Francois Venter   Francois Venter
They often talk about catering the decisive moment. You have ticked the box perfectly. The breaking wave and waves around the boat creates nice balance. Well done   Posted: 11/04/2021 12:08:42

Arief Rahardjo
A great snapshot with good composition. You have a good reflex to capture this moment. The story behind stronger the image.   Posted: 11/04/2021 20:08:12

Marilyn Peake   Marilyn Peake
Great photo! That wave breaking against the wall at the exact moment the boat's moving through the water on a rescue mission with its wake behind it immediately suggests action and emergency. The bright orange color of the boat and the bright yellow jackets and white helmets of the rescue workers add to the overall composition. Great job capturing an intense moment!   Posted: 11/06/2021 17:40:21

Raymond Zurschmitten   Raymond Zurschmitten
Spectacular picture, which shows well the cause of the rescue operation with the overflowing waves. The rescue tether forms a good contrast to the rest of the image with the orange color.   Posted: 11/10/2021 09:01:11