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    Exceptional image!
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Photo By Aaron Feinberg
Pro Critique
The North Shore of Oahu is the world’s best-known big surf spot, but northern Pacific storms also pelt the northern shores of the island of Kauai where this image was made. This is the kind of shot that defies the rule about shooting coastlines at magic hour. In this case having the sun high in the sky makes the blue water glow in the crashing wave and it also gives definition to the exploding spray. The use of a polarizer would have helped bring down the background sky would further defined the wave. Polarizers are also ideal tools when photographing water because they cut the glare and let the water color come through.

Lightroom 2 Tip
Take Control With The Adjustment Brush
The Adjustment Brush allows you to paint adjustments directly into the image, providing a high degree of control over where adjustments will take effect. In the Develop module, choose the Adjustment Brush tool from the top-right of the right panel. I then recommend applying an exaggerated adjustment initially—such as a strong increase in the Exposure control—to make it easier to see where you’re applying the adjustment. Paint the effect into the image in the areas you want to effect, using the Brush controls to adjust the size and other settings for the Adjustment Brush. When you’re done defining the area to which you want to apply the adjustment, refine the controls for tonality, color and sharpness to achieve the desired result. You also can use the Erase option for the Adjustment Brush to remove the effect from specific areas as needed, to further refine your targeted adjustment.

2 Comment

  1. If you go to you'll see another shot taken of a great wave from this same location. I have some shots there where the waves created entire tunnels of water. This shot is very special. KaBoom is Great! I like it a lot. Charles
  2. Beautiful shot!

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