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Kite Surfers

Postby Psjunkie » Wed Aug 30, 2017 10:33 pm

A brief unexpected encounter....don't feel obligated to comment on every photo..
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The Medic
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The Fly By
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Th Acrobat

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Re: Kite Surfers

Postby Psjunkie » Wed Aug 30, 2017 10:45 pm

and one more...
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Re: Kite Surfers

Postby Psjunkie » Wed Aug 30, 2017 10:55 pm

None of this came up in the order I had wanted...I don't guess it really matters...

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Re: Kite Surfers

Postby minniev » Thu Aug 31, 2017 1:25 pm

All these are very nice, Frank, you're getting your kit surfing shots mastered. My favorite is #3, it's got so much dynamic movement/power in the outstretched hand in the water. The closeups are nice. It's a pretty impressive sports series. Good work.
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Re: Kite Surfers

Postby Duck » Thu Aug 31, 2017 3:40 pm

These are definitely really awesome images. Dynamic compositions, great editing and impeccable timing.
I really like that you presented #3 (the Acrobat) in black and white as my attention goes straight to the man and the fantastic muscle tones. Color, I feel, may have distracted from that.
In #2 (the Fly By) I am amazed that it looks as if the rider is looking straight into the lens... AND SMILING! At least it looks like a smile. It could be a grunt from exertion too but I'll take it as a smile. :-)

#4 (Bringing up the Rear)... well, all I can say with this one is that is can very easily be found in Sports Illustrated. It's that good.
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Re: Kite Surfers

Postby LindaShorey » Thu Aug 31, 2017 7:43 pm

All are fantastic IMO!

#1 - the tension from the angle of the cables and the man's position show tremendous exertion.

#2 - love the composition - all that empty space and where the person is in the frame. Great impact.

#3 - imminent disaster? Great timing on your shot.

#4 - Can't imagine a better close-up.

Very inspiring series, Frank!
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Re: Kite Surfers

Postby Psjunkie » Thu Aug 31, 2017 9:20 pm

minniev wrote:All these are very nice, Frank, you're getting your kit surfing shots mastered. My favorite is #3, it's got so much dynamic movement/power in the outstretched hand in the water. The closeups are nice. It's a pretty impressive sports series. Good work.
Thank you minniev means a lot..

Duck wrote:These are definitely really awesome images. Dynamic compositions, great editing and impeccable timing.
I really like that you presented #3 (the Acrobat) in black and white as my attention goes straight to the man and the fantastic muscle tones. Color, I feel, may have distracted from that.
In #2 (the Fly By) I am amazed that it looks as if the rider is looking straight into the lens... AND SMILING! At least it looks like a smile. It could be a grunt from exertion too but I'll take it as a smile. :-)

#4 (Bringing up the Rear)... well, all I can say with this one is that is can very easily be found in Sports Illustrated. It's that good.
I couldn't see the two b/w any other way, as for smiling and looking into the lens she was almost forced to as I moved in her path knowing she was going to get some air...Sports Illustrated might be a bit of a stretch Duck and I am humbled by your comments....

LindaShorey wrote:All are fantastic IMO!

#1 - the tension from the angle of the cables and the man's position show tremendous exertion.

#2 - love the composition - all that empty space and where the person is in the frame. Great impact.

#3 - imminent disaster? Great timing on your shot.

#4 - Can't imagine a better close-up.

Very inspiring series, Frank!
Thank you Linda..good to see you back..no disasters were had...I almost didn't get any of these shots...It was snack time with the kids with lots of talk, then I happened to turn and they were on us...emptied my hands, grabbed the camera an ran for the water...the acrobat and medic were just about past while the fly by and rear made a couple of passed after they saw what I was doing...managed an email to bringing up the rear and he was appreciative....

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Re: Kite Surfers

Postby ErichBrunner » Sat Sep 02, 2017 1:41 am

Psjunkie wrote:A brief unexpected encounter....don't feel obligated to comment on every photo..


Two is interesting because of the perspective. Wonderful how you were able to shoot up at the girl in the air. Awesome.
Three is probably my favorite because of the tension and the action. I think this one really benefits from being Black and White.
The last shot, the closeup, works great in color and you really get to see the intensity in the athlete's face.
These are all very good.
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Re: Kite Surfers

Postby Psjunkie » Sun Sep 03, 2017 9:38 pm

ErichBrunner wrote:These are all very good. Erich
Thank you Erich, I was hoping to get more when they came back by but they must have had a chase vehicle as I never saw them again....

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Re: Kite Surfers

Postby St3v3M » Sat Sep 09, 2017 4:42 am

Psjunkie wrote:A brief unexpected encounter....don't feel obligated to comment on every photo..

The third is a sic shot that should be on the cover of Kiteworld, Kitesurfing, or The Kiteboarder Magazine. Sic! S-
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