• Canon EOS 5D Mark II
  • Adobe Photoshop CS5 Windows
  • 2014:10:19 10:53:38
  • 0.006 s (1/160) (1/160)
  • f/7.1
  • 100
  • 2012:04:05 17:50:15
  • 11.40m
  • No
  • 60.00 (60/1)

Shot Notes

This beautiful sunset appeared through a misty cloud at Goolwa Beach in South Australia. I had positioned myself so this surfer would walk in front of me to produce a silhouette and make the shot. Unfortunately as she approached she saw my camera and put her hand over her mouth thinking she was about to ruin it. I tried to explain it was OK but the moment was lost. Fortunately I had captured a body surfer earlier so I could Photoshop in his head and shoulders. Split toning was also used to create some extra colour.

2 Responses to “Surfer Silhouette”

  1. 1

    Now that you mention it I can see a slight ripple around the head in the shot. Perhaps the entropy rates of the two photo’s didn’t match and that confused the compression?

  2. 2
    Jason Benz:

    WordPress/YAPB uses fairly high jpeg compression. I have seen similar artefacts in high contrast areas even with single photos here and here.

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