Waimea Bay Surf

© Richard Plummer

Waimea Bay Surf

Uploaded: March 13, 2005


aperture: F/10, shutter: 1/800, lens: 100-400mm, location: Waimea Bay, time of day: 12:41pm, ISO 400, Focal Length: 275.0mm, No Flash, Metering Mode: Pattern. There was over 40ft surf on this day and I managed to look over my shoulder to find this guy swimming up the channel. I think it shows how powerful these waves really are.


Diana D. McKinney March 13, 2005

this is lovely...the person in the picture really gives the shot perspective...what a monster wave #224576

Laura Clay-Ballard March 13, 2005

The size of the wave is definitely shown here. But what I really like is how you have desaturated some of the color of the sea. It gives the entire photo a really nice look. Great job. #1169632

Elisabeth A. Gay March 15, 2005

I like the desaturation too - wonderful perspective. I've often wondered how in the world someone could take on one of these huge waves -it would terrify me!
Ann #1174683

Richard Plummer March 15, 2005

Thanks for all the nice comments. It was so awsome to see these guys take on 30 to 40ft waves. The waves are so big you can fit three to four surfers on a single wave.

Thanks again
Rich #1176362

Richard Plummer March 15, 2005


I used Photo Shop CS and went to the Image tab, clicked adjustments, Hue/Saturation and lowered it a little. The day was really over cast so the original picture did not turn out very well. Photo Shop saved it! I have learned a few more tricks since then and I think I can go back and re adjust it to make it look sharper.

Thank you for the comments
Rich #1177052

Donna W. Neal April 19, 2005

Nice catch Rich.
Congratulations on a well deserved finalist and good luck in the next round #1268189

Stacey A. Bates April 21, 2005

Congrats Richard!! #1276064

Richard Plummer April 21, 2005

Thank you Donna and Stacey! #1278745

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