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something different

something different
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Copyright: Roger Minkow (rminkow) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3397 W: 189 N: 7476] (34772)
Genre: People
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2012-12-18
Categories: Decisive Moment
Camera: Canon 5DIII, 135mm/f2
Exposure: f/5.6, 1/8000 seconds
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Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2012-12-18 13:39
Viewed: 2125
Points: 28
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
I saw this kite skiier on the way home. He was beautiful to watch.
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Wow :)
I love it ! We can feel how free he is... Flying between the ocean and the sky.
Always a good pov and perfect light :D

I like the format of this posting Roger. The small image is eyecatching but the larger version really shows off your well thought out composition. The large distance between the surfer and the kite works so well here, with that layer of soft cloud in between. I thought we could only post horizontal large images on TL, is the process the same for the vertical ones?


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  • suzley Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1833 W: 317 N: 3045] (23928)
  • [2012-12-18 14:24]

Hi Roger.

Amazing spectical, the portrait style and height of canvas makes the shot.

Stv ;0))

Ola Roger
there is something about flying...everything that gives just a little bit of it reforce our adventure feeling.The larger version make it more grandious. Colors are very natural and sharpness too.
Um abraço

Hello Roger,
Apart from its other merits like action, composition, colours and quality, for me this image shows that being a portraitist does not dull one's eye to the many other beautiful opportunities in photography ... perhaps even sharpens it. For some reason it draws a parallel in my mind to what one of our greatest painters said about his development as an artist ... that he was still doing still-lifes long after his class mates had moved on. He did not say so but it was clear to everyone that he subsequently had left them behind by a long way. In a way, I think, a portrait is a kind of still-life. Best wishes.

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  • VicZik Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 528 W: 82 N: 950] (4812)
  • [2012-12-18 21:18]

Hi Roger, and you captured a good moment. Nice crop, good focus and light management. Well done

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  • nicou Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 2777 W: 0 N: 5194] (50772)
  • [2012-12-18 22:51]


quelle compo cette voile dans ce ciel et quelle agilité il saute sur les vagues, superbe captage.
Bravo et amitié


Hello Roger
My first thought on seeing the photo was..Free as a bird..he really is in his own world...like the portrait mode..TFS
well caught and well presented

Hi Roger, I have a series from a few weeks back that are exactly like this but I dint think there was enough left by the time I cropped them. Nice colours and detail in the kite. Fiona

Hi Roger
great action image. originally displayed LP in vertical format.
good timing. splendid pose. nice natural colors.

It sure is! But you did set up the lighting properly. Great timing and capture of this kite surfer, and that's a very high jumb. The wind must have been blowing hard. Good dof with nice details. Well done, tfs.

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  • rychem Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 736 W: 13 N: 634] (21244)
  • [2012-12-19 11:03]

Great timing, beautiful scene presented as a vertical panorama, well done

Tis looks really a superb action shot, captured at a right moment, Roger!
Light and exposure are well handled, and colors are natural.
The long vertical crop suits the scene well.
Good shot!

Kind regards,

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  • Grummy (49)
  • [2014-03-09 12:20]

Great shot. I have not considered a panorama oriented vertically. I thank it does this shot well

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