Monday, June 7, 2010

HB 004


This one was really tough and I was pretty lucky to get it. I was shooting directly into the early morning sun, from under the pier. I know this photo looks black and white, but it isn't. His surfboard had two colored swirls on it.  One red and one blue/green. If you enlarge it, you can just barely see them. This photo was so close to being a a total white out and a throw-away...

24 comments:

Bossy Betty said...

Instead it was great!! Yeah!

Alice in Wonderland said...

I love black & white photo's.
Sometimes they are so much more atmospheric than coloured ones, but it depends on the subject.

Talli Roland said...

Gorgeous as usual, Pat. I love his silhouette against the water.

Bendigo said...

glad it made the grade...That's a great pic!!

The Insomniac said...

What an awesome picture! I'm not a surfer, but I love watching surfers and I love the whole beach scene. I saw the little bit of color you mentioned...just a really great picture. I like it so much!

Blue Wave 707 said...

Still a great shot anyway!

Don and Sher Cooper said...

Nice one Pat, I could see the sand on my monitor before I blew it up.

They Call Me Lady said...

THAT is freaking awesome ! Man I wish we had piers around here, they are on my photography bucket list =)

They Call Me Lady said...

THAT is freaking awesome ! Man I wish we had piers around here, they are on my photography bucket list =)

The Retired One said...

Never a throw away...this was a neat shot!

RA said...

Amazing, Pat! Enlarged the photo is just magic: the colours pop up and the photo comes alive. It's wonderful how many different faces of the same beach you have managed to capture. :)

Sarah said...

The water behind him actually looks like some slopes of snow..pretty cool!:)

buffalodick said...

Shades and shadows are very striking to me...

Sam Liu said...

This photo really illustrate your acute skill and knowledge, it is a great shot :D

Jimmy said...

The more you look at it the better it comes through, at first look I could just barely see the color and it appeared he was facing the camera, then after looking at it for a minute all came through clear and the perspective changed, Very Nice Picture.

DrSoosie said...

Very nice...kind of peaceful and calming to look at.

The Retired One said...

No, Patrick, no! Don't you ever throw out any of your photos...if this is a mistake, I don't want you to be right. ha

Chuck said...

I'll bet this one turned out better the longer you looked at it. It really is a great shot, Dude.

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faye said...

A stunning effect ..intended or not.... I like this one a lot !!

Copyboy said...

That's postcard worthy!

Joe Cap said...

You know, regarding these HB pics...why do surfers surf near the pier?
(Ah, poetry).

ASBLACKASOBAMA said...

That is rad! The green and red are so faint!

Georgina said...

Sometimes pieces of art - writing, painting, drawings - pulled back at the last second from the brink of disaster turn out to be my best works. I love the way nature's light can so easily trick us. I would never have believed this wasn't a BW photo. Great work! - G

Pam said...

It looks great whether in color or black and white. I'm glad you saved it.