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Bruce Anderson's photo of Steamer Lane

Average rating of 3.82 from 22 votes

Steamer Lane

Spot Location: California, Central > Central California > Steamer Lane

Date Taken: . 4122 page views since 8th June 2011.

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Grant Davis Jun 26, 2011 Rating: 0

Spose it's better than the same old angle that you usually post.

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Younes Jun 9, 2011 Rating: 1

Photoshoped?

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Bruce Anderson Jun 14, 2011 Rating: 1

markdbn: I'm going to upload the original version of this image either today or tomorrow -- along with a few more new shots -- so that the people who have bothered to view this image (and in particular those who have commented on it) can have the opportunity to compare the two.

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Kaptain Kook Jun 13, 2011 Rating: 2

So its photoshopped.

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markdbn Jun 13, 2011 Rating: 0

I would love to see the original. That photo is playing mind games with me to say the least! Great shot - altered or not.

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Spongerdudette Jun 13, 2011 Rating: 0

Sometimes just a yes or no isn't good enough!

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Gawie Jun 13, 2011 Rating: -5

Nerd!!!

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dirka dirka Jun 12, 2011 Rating: 3

it was just a simple yes or no answer

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Bruce Anderson Jun 9, 2011 Rating: 8

Younss: "Altered," actually: to try to provide a more "vivid," personal perspective, with respect to what the surfer is experiencing in the photo (which is why I labeled the image as "abstract," here). Everything that you see in the photo was in the original image to begin with. He was almost precisely at the center of frame, so to maintain the proper dimensions between the surfer and the board, I compressed the center of the image, and through successive alterations of the area moving out from the center, I gradually expanded all of the perimeter material in the photo. The effect of that is to lengthen all of the visual lines extending out from the surfer -- giving the impression of greater power and speed -- while at the same time drawing the eye in, so that it concentrates on the board and the surfer...the focal point of the image. I do the same sort of things with some of my landscapes and seascapes. The original image undergoes considerable distortion, but the fundamental structure of it remains essentially intact. This does nothing for an image that is not well composed, and structurally interesting on its own merits, to begin with.

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slackerdude Jun 9, 2011 Rating: 3

Now there's a trippy one Bruce... Johnny Utah and Neo converge for one crazy ride.

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Bruce Anderson Jun 9, 2011 Rating: 0

Thank you, slackerdude.

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