By Phillip Kingsford. A very steep drop off the beach at Caloundra, Queensland; the vantage point was very close to the action.
Pushing the Wave, by Phillip Kingsford
Canon 550D; Sigma 70-300mm lens; 1/1600s; f/11; ISO 800
A very steep drop off the beach at Caloundra, Queensland; the vantage point was very close to the action.
Surfing photography is an intensely competitive genre and, it has to be said, also intensely insular in that surfers view pictures from a practitioner’s perspective.
As bodyboarding pictures go, this is certainly above average in certain respects (the surfer’s expression, the image sharpness and the rider’s position).
But, to really score highly among connoisseurs of the art, the wave would need to be bigger, cleaner and more powerful.
Plus, the surfer would need to be either deep in a barrel or driving a spray-throwing turn.