Exiting the Barrel

Uploaded: September 04, 2007 17:50:30


This is a shot to demonstrate the technique of panning. A slow shutter speed with a stable camera would produce motion blur on both the surfer and the wave. By tracking the surfer, he remains realtively sharp and yet youstill get motion blur on the moving water. It creates a different effect than the standard high shutter speed surfing photograph. The trick is that you can't see the surfer through the viewfinder while the mirror is up so there is some luck and skill required.

Banzai Pipeline on the North Shore of Oahu

840 mm focal length f/5.6 1/25 second


Lisa G. Putman September 04, 2007

Gorgeous shot! I love the blur of the water, and the color...so beautiful. Great way to capture this, I feel like I'm out there. #730541

Louise Souchereau September 04, 2007

Fantastic Shot.... I agree with Lisa, feel like if we were there. Great colors and composition, exceptional picture, bravo David. #4747200

Allison Gaulin September 04, 2007

Whoa- this is amazing!!! Incredible shot!!!! Into my favs this goes... #4747287

Philippe Vieux-Jeanton September 04, 2007

Nice Barrel and wondeful image !! #4747389

September 04, 2007

Magnificent focus as well as amazing vivid, beautiful colors. #4747391

Vicki Zoller September 04, 2007

Kowabunga!!! WOW this is just superb beyond words!!!
incredible incredible incredible!

Joan Powell September 04, 2007

Excellent !!! I can see his finger touching the wave , love it !! #4747635

Amy Weiland September 04, 2007

Fabulous shot. The blur of the water adds nicely to the action. #4747749

David W. Orias September 05, 2007

Thanks everyone. #4749929

Maria Zammit October 01, 2007

Beautiful capture David, love this. #4869841

David W. Orias October 05, 2007

Thanks Maria. #4887269

Glenn E. Traver November 26, 2007

Congrats on your finalist David ~ GT #5129300

Robert Baer November 27, 2007

another great creation by you. congrat on the finalist and thanks for sharing how you got this image. #5137410

Donna La Mattino Pagakis November 27, 2007

Outstanding wave, beautiful image and awesome win!! Excellent work David!! #5139237

Mike D. Perez level-deluxe November 27, 2007

Congratulations on your win with this terrific capture, David! #5140058

Philippe Vieux-Jeanton November 27, 2007

Big congrats David! Like so much your work!! #5140279

Robert K. Bemus level-classic November 30, 2007

Congratulations again, David...great photo!! #5154349

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