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Mike Newman's photo of Gwithian

Small, but perfectly formed. . . . .

Average rating of 4.42 from 95 votes

Gwithian

Spot Location: UK + Ireland > England > Gwithian

Date Taken: 8th January 2008. 14711 page views since 8th March 2010.

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EastCoast Mar 13, 2010 Rating: 0

PHOTOSHOP...

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tooloose Mar 12, 2010 Rating: 0

ketamine anyone?

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Norv Mar 12, 2010 Rating: 0

Clever

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shinsrugby Mar 12, 2010 Rating: -4

Fake rubbish

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DigitalQuiver Mar 13, 2010 Rating: 0

I could be wrong but this looks like a photoshop emulation of tilt shift. Still it's a killer shot. mb

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Tex Mar 12, 2010 Rating: 0

look up tilt shift photography for a different perspective. (pun intended)

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Ben H Mar 11, 2010 Rating: 0

Awesome shot, bit freaky but great use of tilt shift!

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PCsurfer Mar 11, 2010 Rating: 0

So many good shots coming out of England... I might need to move.

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Will Mar 12, 2010 Rating: 0

Need a roommate?

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www.combatjunkie.co.uk Mar 11, 2010 Rating: 0

awesome pic, background reminds me of the old magic eye posters

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squail89 Mar 11, 2010 Rating: 1

such a good photo

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spongecam Mar 11, 2010 Rating: 2

those who are seeing this shot "out of focus", be warned from an inside whistle blower, the cornish are secretly contaminating foreign water supplies to make cornish locations appear blurry, how you ask?, cornish are expert miners around the world and are able to easily access underground pipes and water networks. you have been warned!

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soutie Mar 11, 2010 Rating: 3

crap shot, the background is way out of focus.

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dangalow Mar 13, 2010 Rating: 1

Soutie....u gotta remove the pubic hair from your eye's in order to clear the fuzzyness....is it still out of focus now?

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appleZac Mar 11, 2010 Rating: 0

i know this spot really well... sorry to say it but photoshop is the beauty here. nice colours tho.

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RobMachado Mar 11, 2010 Rating: 0

just making sure, this is not just photo shop right?

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KIMBALINOS Mar 11, 2010 Rating: 0

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1Nvdh0FMzr0&feature=related.......Ha Ha

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KIMBALINOS Mar 11, 2010 Rating: 0

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1Nvdh0FMzr0&feature=related

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Joskin mewn y fferm Mar 10, 2010 Rating: 1

that shot is messing with my head... i like it

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maxscab Mar 10, 2010 Rating: 0

I've surfed there a million times and still love that view as much as the first time I saw it. I want that lighthouse! Great pic!

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ahinalu Mar 10, 2010 Rating: 2

It's called tilt shift photography. Here's a video http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RvOppCMNS84 of it at work.

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rhode island rob Mar 12, 2010 Rating: 1

Thanks for the link. It was fun to watch and I'm no baffled by the photograph.

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Ben H Mar 11, 2010 Rating: 0

Ahinalu that link is awesome... Gonna have a crack at that this weekend!

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Sean Morrison/Eco Stoke Mar 10, 2010 Rating: 0

Great shot! Love this image! Super Cold water I'm guessing...judging by the INSANE "SHRINK FACTOR"

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GulfCoastBugs Mar 10, 2010 Rating: 1

Dang....when did England become such a great surf spot? Great shot and keep them coming.

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IceCreamHead Mar 11, 2010 Rating: 1

We're an island amigo... they go on and on...

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The Rage Mar 10, 2010 Rating: 3

Should have gone to specsavers..

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My fuckin ovens busted!! Mar 10, 2010 Rating: 0

photoshop

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Sneakybadger Mar 15, 2010 Rating: 1

HAHAHAHahahaa, bang bus +5!!!!

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dangalow Mar 13, 2010 Rating: 1

The genius van! I love the bang bus!!!!!!

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xprswy Mar 10, 2010 Rating: 4

Wow, who kicked you out of the genius van? Awesome image, by the way!

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Alex Young Mar 10, 2010 Rating: 0

Shit hot, love this effect.

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40 Mar 10, 2010 Rating: 1

pretty cool shot, doesn't really matter which way the effect came. well, for a photog it does, this way he can pocket that 1500something because gradients come for free and there's nothing wrong with that. good use of available tools, i just wasn't aware that someone makes t/s glass past 100mm.

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Will Mar 10, 2010 Rating: 0

This is just perfect in every way

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dangalow Mar 13, 2010 Rating: 0

My 20/20 vision agrees with u will...

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Adam Cornick Mar 10, 2010 Rating: 3

That's the perfect image for that effect Mike, well done.

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Will Mar 9, 2010 Rating: 0

Out of curiosity, was a tilt shift lens used?

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Kaptain Kook Mar 9, 2010 Rating: 2

Beer goggles.

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dangalow Mar 13, 2010 Rating: 1

Lagwagoon is the sh*t....The turn out tonight is weak- The crowd is looking meager- Only 40 to 50 in the flock- But 3 more beers and I'm playin' Woodstock- And you can probably see that we're not all that tight- A couple more drinks will alter your sight- That does not mean fight- I'm not saying I have to be drunk- But tequila shots make it more fun- I'm havin' fun- (Chorus) Oh, Beer Goggles

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dangalow Mar 13, 2010 Rating: 0

I love Lagwagoon...!

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stritch Mar 9, 2010 Rating: 0

incredible picture..how was this effect created?

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Monkeyun Mar 9, 2010 Rating: 0

Nice use of the Scheimpflug principle..

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Surf Art Wales Mar 9, 2010 Rating: 0

Tiz indeed very cool. Sumthing about the two scales makes my eyes go all funny!!

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Sneakybadger Mar 9, 2010 Rating: 1

Yeah for sure, but I really think it draws you in to the focal point! Does make me a tad bog-eyed though, in the best possible way :)

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Sneakybadger Mar 9, 2010 Rating: 0

Yeah for sure, but I really, think it draws you in to the focal point! Does make me a tad bog-eyed though :)

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Ashley Height Mar 9, 2010 Rating: 1

Is he one of those small people?

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wrinkledog Mar 11, 2010 Rating: 0

Smurfs go surfing

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groundsweller Mar 9, 2010 Rating: 0

Who gives a fu@k about how the photo was "shopped" or otherwise tweaked? There's a nice wave with someone havin' good fun. Keep 'em comin'.

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KIMBALINOS Mar 9, 2010 Rating: 1

you're sounding like a crazy man!!! nobody's shopped it yet!!!cookoo!!cookoo!!

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Julian Wiskemann Mar 9, 2010 Rating: 0

tilt shift... me likey!

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Scott Mar 9, 2010 Rating: 0

haha amazing shot love it :D

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KIMBALINOS Mar 9, 2010 Rating: 0

You make it look so small!!!like miniture....Hmm I dont think I needed to explain small. but anyhoo, how??? It's freaking wiered..... in a good way!!! I'm soooo waiting for the onslaught of photoshop comment followed by a hell load of abuse ....let abuse begin!!!!

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the vanity project Mar 9, 2010 Rating: 0

Nice shot Mike. Love these tilt and shift style shots. +5

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Sneakybadger Mar 9, 2010 Rating: 0

Mmmm, blurry goodness!

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