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Mats P.'s photo of Hossegor (La Graviere)

An open glassy face waiting to be ripped !

Average rating of 4.49 from 70 votes

Hossegor (La Graviere)

Spot Location: France > France > Hossegor (La Graviere)

Date Taken: . 15123 page views since 11th December 2011.

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Dropin73 Dec 17, 2011 Rating: 2

I keep telling myself I am not going to look at it again. but here i am...

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westy Dec 17, 2011 Rating: 1

I thought elfs lived in the north pole?

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Portpipe Dec 17, 2011 Rating: 1

its so glassy

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BoroGTI Dec 16, 2011 Rating: 1

thats a very strange photo

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Jim Birtwisle Dec 15, 2011 Rating: 3

my brain hurts trying to work this one out

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dfdghsfgsh Dec 15, 2011 Rating: -1

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Tragicallyhip Dec 14, 2011 Rating: 1

Freakin freaky

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madam Dec 14, 2011 Rating: 3

Is that the Midget from the James Bond films riding that one?

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Shakrider Dec 16, 2011 Rating: -2

no its santas elf in Bad Santa...

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youdig Dec 14, 2011 Rating: 0

Amazing effect! Nice.

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bastienphoto.com Dec 14, 2011 Rating: 12

I took this shot, it is not in Hossegor but in "Furoncle" in anglet,last 30 october 2011. You can see "this" shot and also the next as sequence is here: http://bastienphoto.com/%20/furoncle-pv-laborde/ And Mats Peeters, respect the job of other, you can at least keep my copyright. Thanks

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Mats P. Dec 15, 2011 Rating: 0

Sorry man, if you want to I'll delete it.

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Island Path Panama Dec 13, 2011 Rating: -1

This is not photoshop. It is HDR and this is a solid example of what HDR can do. Surprising how we have become accustomed to "flat" photos and defend that look as being real, when it is not, and poo-poo newer technology that creates more reality. Embrace this as more is to come...and that is a great thing. Great Shot!

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Island Path Panama Dec 16, 2011 Rating: 0

Right your are SOS. But there is also a ghost image function in the HDR toolkit allowing for "movement" within the bracket photos such as surfing pics - and it works well. Most heavy hitters like Art Brewer, etc are now using HDR, selectively. Having shot in HDR a good bit, I appreciate the images sense of space. And this pic really "feels" HDR.

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SOS Dec 16, 2011 Rating: 0

this is NOT HDR! hdr means high dynamic range.. aka multiple exposures in 1 shot... as in mathmatical values the eye cant see all at once... so raw HDR shots look dull and grey.. and you have to use software to "tonemap" them

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sdfjkljklsh Dec 14, 2011 Rating: 0

Not sure if this is HDR or not, but I still think he used photoshop to add some blur to the foreground and background to create this effect. Either way I like it. It just changes the way the subject is presented. Its not like he is altering a 1ft air to look like a 12ft air.

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Shakrider Dec 13, 2011 Rating: -4

photoshop.....come on its more blatant than this one http://magicseaweed.com/photoLab/viewPhoto.php?photoId=248821

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CBNCSURF.COM Dec 14, 2011 Rating: -1

Tilt Shift is awesome--great effect on this one!!!

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nmccabe Dec 13, 2011 Rating: 5

yer your correct it is photoshop, but nothing has been done to the actual waves or the rider, the photoshop effect is something called tilt and shift, you can buy specific tilt and shift lens, but its alot cheaper and easier to do it through photoshop, due to the horizontal line thats in focus in this photo shows thats its been done in photoshop. completly sick photo and the effect has worked really well with this i think.

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lwpierrat Dec 13, 2011 Rating: 0

A shot worthy of praise. Pure art.

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tamather Dec 13, 2011 Rating: 3

and pigs can fly

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bazza Dec 13, 2011 Rating: 0

Yup. AI may have managed a turn but unlikely.

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jonnyC Dec 13, 2011 Rating: 0

fantastic shot! great wave, props to the rider. B&W was a great call. love the wash outback.

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Jack Glick Dec 13, 2011 Rating: 2

really though...the glassiness of the wave even looks like what you'd see on those 3-inch piddlers people post

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sdfjkljklsh Dec 13, 2011 Rating: 3

That is a well done diorama effect. It seriously looks like a miniature model

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