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On the edge   Featured in PhotoFlash #011
  On the edge
On the edge
300 2.8 with 2x extender on tripod, 1/2000 f 5.6 iso 200, taken at the Womens Surfing Championship at Honolua Bay on Maui , Hawaii 12/11/03
© Randy Walton
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Michael Rogers
BetterPhoto Member

member since: 12/2/2003
    From the cliff, huh? Very nice shot, timing and color. You might have wanted to tighten up on the crop to hide more of that close out, but, when you get all that nice blue, it is hard to cut it out. I like your shot.

12/21/2003 9:51:50 PM

Randy Walton

member since: 11/29/2003

Hi Michael, and thanks for your comments. Yes this was from the cliff in front of the bay looking directly out towards Molokai. This image was uncropped just for the reason you mentioned, the blues were so special with the change of light I didn't want to crop anything out. Glad you like it.

12/21/2003 10:10:35 PM

Kathleen T. Carr
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Yes, Randy, very nice shot. I've photographed from that spot, and you got great color and clarity--love those blues. Good use of a fast shutter speed to catch the surfer at a great moment. And I agree that to crop out those blues would have been a shame.

12/22/2003 12:14:10 AM

Randy Walton

member since: 11/29/2003

Thank you Kathleen! Shot several days from this and other spots. Normally I would have tightened the shot up as Michael suggested but hated to remove any of the great color in this one. Glad you liked the blues too!

12/22/2003 9:25:46 PM

Patrick Campbell
BetterPhoto Member

member since: 4/21/2002

Very nice Randy! Your photo really makes me want to be there! In addition to the wonderful colors mentioned above, I really like the line of the wave and how it leads to the surfer on the edge of the wave. The other surfer just behind her distracts my eye a little. Maybe you could try a crop with the right edge between the two, as close to the surfer on the right as possible, and then crop the top to get an 8 X 10 format?

1/4/2004 9:24:45 AM

Randy Walton

member since: 11/29/2003

Hi Pat. I'm sure you're right about the surfer paddling out in the bg, but I kinda liked the way the wave curved up through to the surfer then to the girl in the finish a c curve. I will be sure to try your suggestion though, thanks!

1/4/2004 6:29:02 PM

Melissa B. Helms

member since: 7/16/2003

I like the action you've caught here as well. The different blues are beautiful. Great work.

1/6/2004 11:15:24 AM

Randy Walton

member since: 11/29/2003

Hi Melissa, I'm glad you liked this action shot and sincerely appreciate the comments!

1/6/2004 7:41:27 PM

Judy M. Sayers

member since: 1/2/2003

Fantastic capture! I love it just as it is.

2/8/2004 11:32:11 AM

Tom Walker

member since: 3/12/2004

Yeah, the surfer paddling out is a little distracting,BUT< to crop would have robbed the image of it's feeling of " immenseness ". I get that feeling of awe that a truly spectacular sunset
gives you. Great photo!!

3/20/2004 3:01:30 PM

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