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The Banzai Pipeline

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The Banzai Pipeline
The Banzai Pipeline
The North Shore of Hawaii is where the soul of surfing is located. The Banzai Pipeline is where the heart of that soul resides. Every winter, surfers from around the world converge on the North Shore to reconnect, challenge, master and sometimes pay the ultimate price at this location.

The shooting technique is a slow shutter speed while panning with the surfer. This creates a fluidity to the water and produces a unique visual effect.

This was photographed with a 600 mm lens at F4 and a shutter speed around 1/30 of a second.
© David W. Orias
Canon EOS 1Ds Mark...

 
 
 
Jeff W. Robinson
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    Outstanding comp and capture David! A terrific image from the North Shore! Jeff


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4/26/2007 7:29:56 AM

 
Sheila K. Floyd
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This is spectacular and I am happy to be able to see the process in achieving this look. It's sure to be finalist, a really great shot, I've never seen a shot such as this with beautiful soft water and sharp moving object!


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4/26/2007 7:33:17 AM

 
Jessie L. Cole
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Amazing Capture belongs in a magizine...! :)


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4/26/2007 8:00:19 AM

 
Jeffrey S. Rease
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Outstanding! I've tried a slow shutter speed pan a few times and it takes a lot of practive and sometimes luck to get a good one.


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4/26/2007 10:26:42 AM

 
Marsha S. Smith
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Magnificent!


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4/26/2007 4:28:44 PM

 
Shelly A. Van Camp
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Wonderful capture in motion..love the color of the water too.


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4/26/2007 7:59:11 PM

 
Robert K. Bemus
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David, I've been looking at surf photos since the 60's - this is one of the best I've seen...I could easily see this on the cover of say, 'Surfer's Journal'...hope to see it again next month!


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4/27/2007 10:26:04 PM

 
Erica Murphy
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WOW, what a spectacular image David. One that we're sure to see again. AWESOME shot!

Erica


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4/27/2007 10:44:52 PM

 
Erin Tyler
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Congrats!!!


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5/23/2007 3:19:57 PM

 
David W. Orias
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Thanks everyone.


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5/23/2007 5:45:17 PM

 
Paul Parent
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Great action shot.
Congratulation.


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5/23/2007 7:26:26 PM

 
The Judges at BetterPhoto.com
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gorgeous


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5/24/2007 10:09:19 AM

 
David W. Orias
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Once again, thanks for the nice comments.


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5/24/2007 10:47:13 AM

 
Alana Ibe
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Awesome composition! Congratulations!


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5/24/2007 4:07:27 PM

 
Dave Sanders
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This is outrageous. Great work


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5/24/2007 4:16:39 PM

 
Cathy Barrows
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Congrats on your finalist...can we say winner


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5/24/2007 7:21:26 PM

 
Dominick M. Dimacale
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Congratulations David on your win...Dominick


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5/25/2007 1:37:31 AM

 
Donna LaMattino Pagakis
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Super timing on this beautiful surf image, congratulations!!!


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5/25/2007 3:24:31 AM

 
Megan p
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Incredible shot!! Congratulations on your WIN!


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5/25/2007 5:06:13 AM

 
Chris Welch
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Top shot David! Congrats on your wonderful winner.


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5/25/2007 5:40:19 AM

 
Kay E. Mahoney
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David,Congratulations on your wonderful second place winner.


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5/25/2007 6:26:13 AM

 
David W. Orias
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Thanks once again.


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5/25/2007 6:39:04 AM

 
Janine Russell
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David, great action capture; BIG CONGRATULATIONS on your SECOND PLACE WIN!


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5/25/2007 10:45:11 PM

 
Anna Diederich
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Congrats on your win! This is just fabulous!!!


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5/27/2007 4:37:22 PM

 
Lori Carlson
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Wow! This is indeed a work of art, David! Big Congrats to you!! :0)


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6/3/2007 8:51:56 AM

 
Patrick R. McMullen
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Congratulations David! Love the fluid motion to it and the feeling of spontenaiety!
Pat


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6/11/2007 11:28:24 AM

 
Donna LaMattino Pagakis
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It's nice to see this image again, congratulations on your SnapShot feature!!


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8/21/2007 9:09:29 AM

 
David W. Orias
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Thanks Janine, Anna, Lori, Patrick and Donna.

Donna, what is a SnapShot Feature?


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8/26/2007 1:00:11 PM

 
Steven E. Ray
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Your surf photos are incredible David! I can see why this one is a winner. Great capture!


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9/7/2007 8:44:55 PM

 
David W. Orias
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Thanks Steven.


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10/8/2007 7:12:04 AM

 
Michelle L. Frick
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Congratulations on your winner David - this is fabulous! You live in a beautiful part of the world and you do a great job of capturing the ocean and it's power!


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10/26/2007 3:10:59 PM

 
David W. Orias
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Thanks Michelle. But as a minor point of clarification, this was taken in Hawaii and I live in California. Both beautiful areas in their own unique way.


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11/6/2007 3:40:38 PM

 
Holly J. Jackson
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WOW!! This is amazing and deserving of your win!! Congrats AGAIN!! ; )


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3/17/2008 9:51:51 PM

 
David W. Orias
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Thanks Holly


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3/18/2008 5:30:25 AM

 
Usman M. Bajwa
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Belated CONGRATZ, David!

UB.


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10/26/2010 11:54:08 PM

 
JO ANN CLEVELAND
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Fantastic action shot! Wow!

Congrats David!

jo ann .


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2/2/2011 5:46:19 PM

 
Shelly A. Van Camp
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This is amazing!! Super capture and congrats on the win!


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2/24/2011 3:01:49 PM

 
Dave Bell
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Great shot thanks for explaining how you took it !


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4/10/2011 11:48:27 AM

 
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