On the edge

© Randy Walton

On the edge

Michael Rogers 12/21/2003 9:51:50 PM

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. #81740

Randy Walton 12/21/2003 10:10:35 PM

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. #303367

Kathleen T. Carr 12/22/2003 12:14:10 AM

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. #303387

Randy Walton 12/22/2003 9:25:46 PM

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! #304801

Patrick Campbell 1/4/2004 9:24:45 AM

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? #318103

Randy Walton 1/4/2004 6:29:02 PM

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 bg...to finish a c curve. I will be sure to try your suggestion though, thanks!
Randy
#318587

Melissa B. Helms 1/6/2004 11:15:24 AM

I like the action you've caught here as well. The different blues are beautiful. Great work. #320719

Randy Walton 1/6/2004 7:41:27 PM

Hi Melissa, I'm glad you liked this action shot and sincerely appreciate the comments!
Randy
#321210

Judy M. Sayers 2/8/2004 11:32:11 AM

Fantastic capture! I love it just as it is. #367477

Tom Walker 3/20/2004 3:01:30 PM

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!! #437141

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Description

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

Uploaded on 12/21/2003 7:05:59 PM

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Camera: Nikon D2H Digital SLR Camera

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