Wave - Victoria Bay

Posted by Gavin Falck on Mon May 24, 2021 1:30 pm

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Taken at Victoria Bay, a well-known surfing spot near the town of George in the Southern Cape, South Africa.  I was photographing surfers riding the point break when I saw this wave beginning to break on the opposite side of the bay.  The photograph had to be taken almost directly into the early morning sun.  

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by Eia on Mon May 24, 2021 2:35 pm
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That is some drama! I cannot imagine anyone surfing around that area. Nice control of the light considering and detail.

by Ron Day on Mon May 24, 2021 3:34 pm
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A powerful image with the breaking wave, Gavin. Great timing!

by Peter Ireland on Mon May 24, 2021 3:55 pm
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Wow, congrats on this stunning and powerful image.Great work!

by E.J. Peiker on Mon May 24, 2021 4:28 pm
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Fantastic wave action. I think a contrast curve adjustment takes it to the next level.

by Cynthia Crawford on Tue May 25, 2021 10:19 am
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Wow- it looks like a snarling beast! Can't imagine surfing with that one!
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by Yun Gao on Tue May 25, 2021 12:14 pm
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Powerful! Great timing.

by ADKShooter on Tue May 25, 2021 3:33 pm
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Awesome shot showing the power of the ocean. I like it in this black and white version as it puts the focus on the textures.

by John Labrenz on Tue May 25, 2021 8:15 pm
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Love the black and white choice here...well done!

by Mary Brun on Wed May 26, 2021 12:34 pm
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ADKShooter wrote:
Awesome shot showing the power of the ocean.  I like it in this black and white version as it puts the focus on the textures.

I agree with ADKShoter, excellent light it pt the focus on the textures that best express the power of this shot.

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by Scott Kacos on Fri May 28, 2021 8:03 pm
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Great capture of the power of the ocean...looks like the eye of the storm!
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