Morning Surf

© Tibo Alberny

Photograph by Tibo Alberny, (portfolio)
Location: Manly, Australia (google maps) (wiki)

Date: February 2, 2011
Camera: Pentax K200D (amazon)
Focal Length: 18mm
Aperture: f/8
ISO/Film: 1600
Shutter Speed: 1/3000 sec
Tripod: No

Note: Tibo Alberny captured two surfers walking into the sunrise in Manly, Australia. The surfers appear to be walking into a dream or maybe a dream surfing spot with the direct sunlight shining at them. I love how each of them are carrying their boards on opposite sides of the body and walking on each side of the sun, giving the photo nice symmetry. The lighting makes the sand and surfers shadows very dramatic and interesting. Excellent shot!

Tip: When shooting into the sun for dramatic shadows, it’s good to use the ‘golden hour’ rule (wiki). The rule happens twice a day. It is the one hour after sunrise and before sunset. The shadows are longer, the light is softer and the color tones are warmer. Use a smaller aperture, or higher setting, such as f/8 to f/11 to get some sharper detail in your composition. It’s always good to take a few exposures so you can properly isolate and expose the clouds, sun, composition and foreground in post production software such as Photoshop if needed.

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