The Banzai Pipeline

© David W. Orias

The Banzai Pipeline

Jeff Robinson level-deluxe 4/26/2007 7:29:56 AM

Outstanding comp and capture David! A terrific image from the North Shore! Jeff #644618

Sheila K. Floyd 4/26/2007 7:33:17 AM

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! #4216471

Jessie L. Cole 4/26/2007 8:00:19 AM

Amazing Capture belongs in a magizine...! :) #4216630

Jeffrey S. Rease 4/26/2007 10:26:42 AM

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. #4217217

Marsha S. Smith 4/26/2007 4:28:44 PM

Magnificent! #4218291

Shelly A. Van Camp level-deluxe 4/26/2007 7:59:11 PM

Wonderful capture in the color of the water too. #4219121

Robert K. Bemus level-deluxe 4/27/2007 10:26:04 PM

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! #4223159

Erica Murphy level-deluxe 4/27/2007 10:44:52 PM

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

Erica #4223195

Erin Tyler level-deluxe 5/23/2007 3:19:57 PM

Congrats!!! #4317951

David W. Orias level-deluxe 5/23/2007 5:45:17 PM

Thanks everyone. #4319381

paul parent level-deluxe 5/23/2007 7:26:26 PM

Great action shot.
Congratulation. #4320240

The Judges at level-deluxe 5/24/2007 10:09:19 AM

gorgeous #4324466

David W. Orias level-deluxe 5/24/2007 10:47:13 AM

Once again, thanks for the nice comments. #4324596

Alana Ibe level-deluxe 5/24/2007 4:07:27 PM

Awesome composition! Congratulations! #4325835

Dave Sanders level-deluxe 5/24/2007 4:16:39 PM

This is outrageous. Great work #4325856

Cathy Barrows 5/24/2007 7:21:26 PM

Congrats on your finalist...can we say winner #4326446

Dominick M. Dimacale level-deluxe 5/25/2007 1:37:31 AM

Congratulations David on your win...Dominick #4327347

Donna La Mattino Pagakis level-deluxe 5/25/2007 3:24:31 AM

Super timing on this beautiful surf image, congratulations!!! #4327711

Megan p level-deluxe 5/25/2007 5:06:13 AM

Incredible shot!! Congratulations on your WIN! #4328234

Chris Welch 5/25/2007 5:40:19 AM

Top shot David! Congrats on your wonderful winner. #4328415

Kay E. Mahoney level-deluxe 5/25/2007 6:26:13 AM

David,Congratulations on your wonderful second place winner. #4328680

David W. Orias 5/25/2007 6:39:04 AM

Thanks once again. #4328758

Janine Russell level-deluxe 5/25/2007 10:45:11 PM

David, great action capture; BIG CONGRATULATIONS on your SECOND PLACE WIN! #4331237

Anna Diederich level-deluxe 5/27/2007 4:37:22 PM

Congrats on your win! This is just fabulous!!! #4336923

Lori Carlson level-deluxe 6/3/2007 8:51:56 AM

Wow! This is indeed a work of art, David! Big Congrats to you!! :0) #4361033

Patrick R. McMullen level-deluxe 6/11/2007 11:28:24 AM

Congratulations David! Love the fluid motion to it and the feeling of spontenaiety!
Pat #4386840

Donna La Mattino Pagakis level-deluxe 8/21/2007 9:09:29 AM

It's nice to see this image again, congratulations on your SnapShot feature!! #4678591

David W. Orias level-deluxe 8/26/2007 1:00:11 PM

Thanks Janine, Anna, Lori, Patrick and Donna.

Donna, what is a SnapShot Feature? #4700360

Steven E. Ray level-deluxe 9/7/2007 8:44:55 PM

Your surf photos are incredible David! I can see why this one is a winner. Great capture! #4762276

David W. Orias level-deluxe 10/8/2007 7:12:04 AM

Thanks Steven. #4897642

Michelle L. Frick 10/26/2007 3:10:59 PM

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! #4987175

David W. Orias 11/6/2007 3:40:38 PM

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. #5036708

Holly J. Jackson 3/17/2008 9:51:51 PM

WOW!! This is amazing and deserving of your win!! Congrats AGAIN!! ; ) #5655693

David W. Orias 3/18/2008 5:30:25 AM

Thanks Holly #5657059

Usman M. Bajwa level-deluxe 10/26/2010 11:54:08 PM

Belated CONGRATZ, David!

UB. #8998302

JO ANN CLEVELAND 2/2/2011 5:46:19 PM

Fantastic action shot! Wow!

Congrats David!

jo ann . #9208930

Shelly A. Van Camp level-deluxe 2/24/2011 3:01:49 PM

This is amazing!! Super capture and congrats on the win! #9260225

Dave Bell 4/10/2011 11:48:27 AM

Great shot thanks for explaining how you took it ! #9343673

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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.

Uploaded on 4/26/2007 7:22:12 AM All Time Best Photo Contest Staff Favorite Photo Contest SECOND PLACE Winner

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