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Atlantic Gale

Atlantic Gale

Three mad kite surfers (very experienced) were enjoying the northerly gale on the north coast of Ireland.



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Date: Tue November 11, 2008
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Keywords: surfer gale waves sea water atlantic northern ireland portstewart
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Nigel C Young
Indeed, they must be mad! The powerful sense of movement in that colossal amount of water is well captured and emphasized by the seemingly inert figure of the madman. Brilliant!
#1 Tue November 11, 2008 11:48pm

Great shot Viv....very low light, but you still captured lots of detail and the power of the waves........I especially like that you captured the surfer silhouetted against the only white water in the picture....and the surfer gives it all scale....top shot...SmileAlan
#2 Wed November 12, 2008 8:35am

Wow! Smile!
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#3 Wed November 12, 2008 1:49pm

Fabulous image...I agree with what Alan says about the white water...it acts as the perfect background.
#4 Wed November 12, 2008 4:16pm

Excellent shot, I saw this earlier today now that's a coincidence.
#5 Wed November 12, 2008 5:43pm

Amazing capture, Viv. I, also, agree with Alan about the white surf. I love the lighting on the swell of the wave to the side of the kite surfer and the hues of the background are beautiful. You have captured the power of nature. Lovely. Cat
It's not what you look at that matters, it's what you see ~ Henry David Thoreau
#6 Wed November 12, 2008 6:52pm

Gil looks great out there!!!! Enormous energy and feel. Insanity runs rampant in N Ireland!!!!
~In His Love~ Maggi D
For I am not ashamed of the gospel of Christ: for it is the power of God unto salvation to every one that believeth; to the Jew first, and also to the Greek.
Romans 1:16
#7 Wed November 12, 2008 7:05pm

thats awesome, i tried some surfer photography over the summer down in st. ives, none came out as good as this. i concure with all that has previously been said so...well done!

#8 Wed November 12, 2008 8:02pm

Thanks Nigel, Alan, Amanda, Browset (yes you are right!) Cat, Maggi and Tom. Lucky timing - right place and right tome.! lol Maggi - I told Gil that one!!!!
#9 Thu November 13, 2008 10:14am

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