Photographer's Note

Ah, le Mistral

Country: France - Region: Cote d’Azur – Municipality: Hyères (L’Almanarre)

The little bay formed by the west coast of the Presqu'il de Giens and the mainland is one of the choosiest wind surf spots of Europe. Because of the form of the bay and of course the Mistral.
The bay is 5 - 10 m deep. At some distance from the beach the bottom rises fast and the incoming surfers have to make a sharp turn and/or brake.....and some perform a spectacular jump in the process of lowering their speed.
Shot from the edge of the boulevard and across the beach, with the lens fully zoomed in (400 mm, 35 mm equivalent).

Have a great weekend y’all !

The PS7 work flow: I altered the saturation, contrast, curves and levels for the whole pic and some elements separately, using different layers, USM-ed, added a frame and resized, merged the layers and did a gentle USM (0,4px,45%) again.

exif data
Camera Manufacturer : Panasonic
Camera Model : Lumix G1
Exposure time [s] : 1/800
F-Number : 6.3
Exposure program : Aperture priority (3)
ISO speed ratings : 100
Date taken : 2009:06:04 16:23
Exposure bias value : -33/100
Metering mode : Multi-segment (5)
Flash : No flash
Focal length [mm] : 400 mm (35 mm equivalent)

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Additional Photos by Bert Hoetmer (bertolucci) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1928 W: 122 N: 4345] (14052)
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