Skim Surfers in Puerto Vallarta (Rule of Thirds)

The high waves caused by the ‘king tide’ brought out the skim boarders in Puerto Vallarta.

They were fascinating to watch as they waited for just the perfect wave, then somehow skimmed on the surface of the outgoing wave… Surfing the high waves caused by the full moon in Puerto Vallarta, Mexico…to twist up and catch the next incoming wave.Surfing the high waves caused by the full moon in Puerto Vallarta, MexicoI mostly videotaped them but I also tried for stills, a bit tricky as I was never quite sure exactly where they’d be in the frame – here I am very thankful for digital!Surfing the high waves caused by the full moon in Puerto Vallarta, MexicoThe result of this off-the-cuff shooting was that I didn’t center my shots as much as usual, and got a large number that actually followed the rule of thirds, or at least had enough space around them to be cropped that way.skim surfer in Puerto Vallarta cropped in Photoshop using the rule of thirdsSurfing the high waves caused by the full moon in Puerto Vallarta, MexicoSurfing the high waves caused by the full moon in Puerto Vallarta, MexicoHere’s one that was a bit ‘edgier’ but it still works. I like the way the surfer adds scale, showing how high the waves actually were before they crested. Surfing the high waves caused by the full moon in Puerto Vallarta, MexicoThe end of the ride.Surfing the high waves caused by the full moon in Puerto Vallarta, MexicoI have put some of the thoughts behind the photo cropping on my art blog Elizabeth Gallery.

More of Nancy Merrill’s Photo Challenge: Rule of Thirds.

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5 responses to “Skim Surfers in Puerto Vallarta (Rule of Thirds)

  1. Pingback: Rule of Thirds, Take 3 (Skim Surfers in Mexico) | Elizabatz Gallery·

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