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Canon EOS 7D 1/100 second F/14.0 ISO 100 172 mm (35mm equiv.)

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Michael Rawluk from Williams Lake, BC, Canada

That is a superb shot and it looks great in black and white.

16 Feb 2012 5:14am

Stephen from Canberra, Australia

Fantastic composition and b&w is a perfect way to show the surfer's challenge against the power of nature!

16 Feb 2012 6:41am

CElliottUK from Reading, United Kingdom

This is outstanding, gotta be one of your best!

16 Feb 2012 8:03am

omid from mashhad, Iran

very nice!!!!!!!!!!

16 Feb 2012 9:08am

Sarito from Basingstoke, United Kingdom

Excellent b&w shot..

16 Feb 2012 9:09am

Doug from Burnham-on-Sea, United Kingdom

Nige this is fantastic. This composition with the surfer admiring the power of the sea he is to face and hopefully use, seems to be accentuated by your monochrome processing. A 5 star shot and no mistake.

16 Feb 2012 9:52am

@Doug: Cheers my friend.

farnaz.m from tehran, Iran


16 Feb 2012 9:59am

Skyriani from Nelson, New Zealand

I like the graininess and the compo very much

16 Feb 2012 10:04am

Marleen from Doesburg, Netherlands

Stunning wall of waves....superb shot!

16 Feb 2012 10:11am

J.R. from Urasoe City, Japan

WoW! What a shot great work.

16 Feb 2012 10:13am

kiwisa from North Shore, New Zealand

This is an awesome shot - those waves are amazing and deserves Spotlight.

16 Feb 2012 10:40am

grouser from Ludlow, United Kingdom

tubular swells. you caught the breaking wave perfectly

16 Feb 2012 10:53am

Curly from South Shields, United Kingdom

Love the way the longer lens compacts this shot, making the sea seem twice as large as it might be.

16 Feb 2012 11:01am

thami from Fès, Morocco

Courageux! Moi, je me vois plutôt dans l'oiseau qui plane au-dessus des vagues...
Bon jeudi lumineux et chal-heureux!

16 Feb 2012 11:05am

Monik from PARIS, France

Impressionnant ... Mais ça n'a pas l'aitr de le secouer...pour l'instant! ;-)
Bravo à toi pour ce superbe cliché!

16 Feb 2012 11:18am

Avinash from Dharamshala, India

superb work......wonderfull...

16 Feb 2012 11:32am

Animesh Naskar from kolkata, India

Wonderful moment.......

16 Feb 2012 11:35am

Nicou from Sion, Switzerland


16 Feb 2012 12:03pm

Jules from Drayton, United Kingdom

Powerful shot and a perfect frame

16 Feb 2012 12:50pm

Karen Politte from Conway, United States

wow how big were the swells? Amazing shot with the man and the birds!!!

16 Feb 2012 12:57pm

Jypyä Pop from Turku, Finland

That guy must not point quite a ride. You could try to be outgoing.

16 Feb 2012 1:28pm

tataray from france, France

Wow... Idéal pour le surf. De toute beauté.)

16 Feb 2012 1:31pm

Calusarus from St Sorlin en Valloire, France

Very nice in b&W

16 Feb 2012 1:53pm

gootchai from Belgium

Coucou!!! J'adore++++ cette photo!! Elle est super belle!! bravo à toi!!!!bisous

16 Feb 2012 1:54pm

Mhelene from Paris, France

Superb composition . Waves are high...!! Great in B&W !

16 Feb 2012 2:02pm

alex centrella from California, United States

cool capture ..

16 Feb 2012 3:19pm

Francisco Romero from Carbajal de la Legua, Spain

Fantastic image! Great work with the framing and the time.

16 Feb 2012 3:20pm

Ainsley from Derbyshire, United Kingdom

Definitely works great in b&w love how the surfer gives the wave perspective. Really outstanding.

16 Feb 2012 4:02pm

Baldwin VW from Bejuma, Venezuela

Fabulous monochrome capture. The surfer gives a real scale from the waves !!! Nice job ..

16 Feb 2012 4:27pm

Sujith from Bangalore, India

Crushing waves in B & W.
Nice capture

16 Feb 2012 4:39pm

Jyoti from India

wow! this is just superb..

16 Feb 2012 5:04pm

Heinz from Hamm, Germany

Das sieht sehr gut aus. SW war eine gute Entscheidung.

16 Feb 2012 5:10pm

Denny Jump Photo from Easton, PA, United States

Fantastic, Nigel! This is perfect - I really like this! :-)

16 Feb 2012 5:14pm

franz from Baden, Austria

super !!!
don't tell me this was taken in winter ... !!!

16 Feb 2012 6:06pm

@franz: Yes it was Franz - New Year in Cornwall.

Steven from Chicagoland, United States

Great capture of these waves which stand out beautifully in this B&W composition! Looks like the surfer is almost hesitant to head into the surf.

16 Feb 2012 6:08pm

Olivier from Manage, Belgium

Great this shot!

16 Feb 2012 6:59pm

Steve Rice from Olympia, United States

Look out! What a great shot that works so well in B&W.

16 Feb 2012 7:07pm

franz from Baden, Austria

wow, i'm more than impressed ... !!

16 Feb 2012 7:23pm

RBL from Oxford, United States

Fantabulous ... very dramatic capture!

16 Feb 2012 9:51pm

Aly from Annen, Netherlands

Cool rolling wave`s
& very high!

16 Feb 2012 9:53pm

Elaine Hancock from Rockville, United States

Fantastic shot with that big wave! Looks great in b&w. Hope you didn't get wet!

16 Feb 2012 10:10pm

Tomek from PoznaƄ, Poland

Amazing waves. Superb sport's shot.

16 Feb 2012 10:13pm

Alun from cheshire, United Kingdom

very nice mono image

16 Feb 2012 11:07pm

john4jack from Corvallis, Oregon, United States

terrific pov. fine monochrome

17 Feb 2012 12:59am

Fahime from Thr, Iran

It shows our exiguity instead of the God' s glory in a magnificent way. Very interesting :)

17 Feb 2012 6:52am

Anthony Morgan Lambert from Bielefeld.Old West Wales lad, Germany

That´s some big surf !! Fantastic shot.People here in Germany will never believe me when I tell them that places like Cornwall or my home county of Pembrokeshire are a real "Surfers paradise" and have some of the best Surf locations in Europe.This photo proves my point !!

17 Feb 2012 10:42am

B. Thomas from Arlington, Texas, United States

Impressive shot. Power of the waves.

17 Feb 2012 5:19pm

The Dark Dude from Maestoso, United Kingdom

hey dude
great shot
theres evidence of tubeage, dudeage
way cool

19 Feb 2012 12:25pm

StarCosmosBleu from Bedford.Qc, Canada

Great rolling waves shot...

26 Feb 2012 10:26am

Canon EOS 7D
1/100 second
ISO 100
172 mm (35mm equiv.)