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The Beauty and the Wave

The Beauty and the Wave
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Copyright: Sunil Tantirige (linus) Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1797 W: 13 N: 1442] (15482)
Genre: Places
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2012-12-23
Categories: Daily Life
Exposure: f/8, 1/250 seconds
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Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2013-01-20 21:43
Viewed: 2196
Points: 20
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
This was not planned. I was taking photos of the high waves on the beach in front of our hotel when this girl literally walked into the photo. Her size gives an idea as to how tall the breaking waves were that day.

I did not think it was very smart of her to walk that close to the breakers as there was a severe undertow in the water that morning.

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  • suzley Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1833 W: 317 N: 3045] (23928)
  • [2013-01-20 23:07]

Hi Sunil.

The girl gives a superb means of scale to the height and magnitute of the crashing waves that roll in, I like the angle shown of the beach in relation to the water rushing in.

stv ;o))

Bom dia Sunil,
Pure pleasure to photograph and admire.
I think that's what happened when you saw this scene.
Nice picture.
Have a nice week,

Bonjour Sunil
The young woman brings a positive element to your photo ... one, she is very pretty,
two, it gives us a scale of magnitude of the wave..well caught with beautiful colors

I like the mood you have captured in this beach scene, Sunil!
The huge wave entering in and the young woman gaze over that give the picture a nice sense of chemistry between the two.
Light and exposure are well handled.
Good job!

Kind regards,

Ciao Sunil, great timing to capture a fantastic wave, but eye go on beautiful girl:), lovely composition, splendid light and wonderful colors, very well done, my friend, ciao Silvio

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  • girni Silver Star Critiquer/Silver Note Writer [C: 21 W: 0 N: 13] (398)
  • [2013-01-21 11:19]

belle idée que ce regard de la jeune fille vers la vague qui risque bien de l'emporter;bon choix d'obturation

This lady is brave! I won't want to be near those huge waves, people have been known to be carried out to sea by them. Nicely captured with good dof with nice details. Well done, tfs.

Looks like she was either enjoying a walk on the dangerouse side or else ejoying the bliss that results from ignorance. I hope she lived to tell the story. It was serendipidous for the photographer as it does provide a real sense of scale. TFS

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  • chrisJ Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 4430 W: 637 N: 9632] (55124)
  • [2013-01-24 3:23]

Hi Sunil

The attractive girl makes a good focal point and adds graphism to the shot against the lighter toned bg waves. It really depends on how good a swimmer she is. If she cannot swim at all then it is foolhardy getting so close. In Australia we have rips that take people out to sea. Rather than try swim back to shore against the current (and panic because you are still going out to sea) it's better to swim diagonally with the current until you reach an area where the water is once again heading inshore. Been there done that. Tfs!

Bonjour Sunil
nice model and colours, the wave gets bigger in the foreground and the woman seems to be on her guards.A very decisive moment.Well done


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