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Posted by
Bertrand Duhamel (Roxton Pond, Quebec, Canada) on 14 August 2011 in Sport & Recreation and Portfolio.

Wakesurfing is a water sport in which a surfer trails behind an inboard ski boat.
I was lying on the boat rear deck and i purposely took a low-angle shot to make the wave look bigger and hide the horizon in a way that the shot seems to be taken on the sea instead of on a small lake...! ;o)

Canon EOS-1D Mark IV 1/1000 second F/7.1 ISO 640 28 mm

Demo from Villeneuve d, France

Superbe effet visuel! on a vraiment l'impression que tu es avec un surfer dans la vague!
je n'aurais jamais pensé à du wake...
Très belle image! bravo

14 Aug 2011 9:08am

Richard from Duns, United Kingdom

This is fabulous! I looked at it and thought, "how the heck did he do that?" Thanks for explaining!

14 Aug 2011 9:36am

Ralf Kesper from Attendorn, Germany

Excellent sports photography. Chapeau!

14 Aug 2011 9:44am

Curly from South Shields, United Kingdom

Terrific action freezing frame, well done!

14 Aug 2011 9:53am

Florence from Paris, France

Excellent photo Bertrand ! Bien joué pour ce dynamisme rafraichissant. Cela vaut un Spot pour moi !

14 Aug 2011 9:57am

alex centrella from California, United States

wow.excellent detail ..

14 Aug 2011 3:10pm

Andrew from Simsbury, United States

Wow this is one of those photos that makes you feel like you are in the moment rather than looking at a picture of the moment, well done!

14 Aug 2011 3:19pm

klausZ from Kufstein, Austria

perfect feeling for the moment! great, great captured!!!

14 Aug 2011 5:02pm

marc from Granby, Canada

Très belle prise Bertrand,le mouvement de l'eau avec le surfeur en font une photo remplie d'action ... bravo

14 Aug 2011 6:34pm

Ioanaz from Bucharest, Romania

wow perfect shot at the perfect time! very well done! 5*

14 Aug 2011 7:38pm

cjbc from Fuenlabrada, Spain

Very nice shot, excellent composition!

14 Aug 2011 10:34pm

Bruno F from France

Purée, quelle prise !!! Et quelle netteté !!!
Impressionnant ! Je me demande d'où tu as shooté tellement tu sembles proche de l'action !
Grand bravo !

17 Aug 2011 1:58pm

Andrea from Regina, Canada

Wow, what a great capture and POV. But your EXIF data says 28mm? How did you get such a close shot?

17 Aug 2011 6:30pm

@Andrea: Thanks Andrea. It was shot behind a boat so i was close to the subject.

navin harish from New Delhi, India

Very clever technique you have described here. The waves do look big and I can't tell that this was shot in a lake.

25 Aug 2011 9:12am

Marion from Cincinnati, United States

oh Bertrand - what a fantastic shot!!!! I love your approach...without your explanation, I was going to ask if you were an expert surfer too, who is surfing and taking expert photos at the same time! :) WOW!!!

28 Sep 2011 1:41am

Canon EOS-1D Mark IV
1/1000 second
ISO 640
28 mm