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Portrait of a Psychedelic Surfer

Portrait of a Psychedelic Surfer

My mate 'pacey' in his element

You can see him and others in action on my website

Thought i'd put a fuller explanatory note for this one as i posted it on flcikr this morning and it seems to have been about the most immediately popular shot i've posted in a while, and a few people asked about the clouds.

It wasn't planned at all, and it wasn't photoshopped. I went to the beach intending to surf with pacey but the waves were a bit messy and the sky looked so interesting i found myself lost in photography and trying to setup the perfect land/sea-scapes as well as trying to grab a few action shots of him surfing as although the waves were crap the light was great.

I got totally engrossed in that and was still shooting when he finished surfing and it just struck me how i could pop him in the middle of the frame with my 10mm and combine the elements of the crazy sky and whooshing sea. I'm pretty sure it was influenced by the recent works of my flickr friend 'aaronbennett27' who has been doing some amazing stuff with his friend and beautiful model Nicky



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#1 Tue July 21, 2009 12:05pm

Luvin it the clouds, the water and the pose. Your mate must be pretty happy to have such a great photo too.
#2 Tue July 21, 2009 12:44pm

Terrific perspective....well done... Smile Alan
#3 Tue July 21, 2009 12:48pm

The elements listened to you. Smile

#4 Tue July 21, 2009 1:31pm

Thanks everyone, yeh i think he's pretty pleased too Smile
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#5 Tue July 21, 2009 1:35pm

Nice shot. I hope you gave him a copy. Smile
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#6 Tue July 21, 2009 2:17pm

Its nice when it just happens - a great shot.
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#7 Tue July 21, 2009 2:42pm

To my eyes this is STUNNING! Love it Jason - that sky is amazing - he almost looks like he has been beamed down from the Enterprise!! Love it! Viv
#8 Tue July 21, 2009 4:17pm

Great shot man love it Thumbs Up! Smile! Wink
#9 Tue July 21, 2009 8:29pm

Nigel C Young
Great shot! Nice web site, too.
#10 Wed July 22, 2009 8:07am

Snap Happy
Kind of halo effect of clouds is indeed a happy accident - casting the guy in the role of "The Surfer Saint" Smile Excellent shot


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#11 Sat July 25, 2009 12:31pm

Send him down here, please! This is great, but you might want to crop out your shadow! Jan
#12 Sun July 26, 2009 6:02am

Ohhh, the shadow. Leave it to DP to spot it. Smile!
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#13 Sun July 26, 2009 5:00pm

thanks again everyone, and re the shadow, i like it, i think it works like my signature, and i'd been there shooting the sky and sea before the portrait happened, so it makes sense to me too
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#14 Tue July 28, 2009 10:44am

Congratulations on POTW Jason!!! A terrific shot and one to be proud of! Viv
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