The Banzai Pipeline

© David W. Orias

The Banzai Pipeline

Jeff Robinson level-deluxe April 26, 2007

Outstanding comp and capture David! A terrific image from the North Shore! Jeff #644618

Sheila K. Floyd April 26, 2007

This is spectacular and I am happy to be able to see the process in achieving this look. It's sure to be finalist, a really great shot, I've never seen a shot such as this with beautiful soft water and sharp moving object! #4216471

Jessie L. Cole April 26, 2007

Amazing Capture belongs in a magizine...! :) #4216630

Jeffrey S. Rease April 26, 2007

Outstanding! I've tried a slow shutter speed pan a few times and it takes a lot of practive and sometimes luck to get a good one. #4217217

Marsha S. Smith April 26, 2007

Magnificent! #4218291

Shelly A. Van Camp level-classic April 26, 2007

Wonderful capture in the color of the water too. #4219121

Robert K. Bemus level-classic April 27, 2007

David, I've been looking at surf photos since the 60's - this is one of the best I've seen...I could easily see this on the cover of say, 'Surfer's Journal'...hope to see it again next month! #4223159

Erica Murphy level-deluxe April 27, 2007

WOW, what a spectacular image David. One that we're sure to see again. AWESOME shot!

Erica #4223195

Erin Tyler May 23, 2007

Congrats!!! #4317951

David W. Orias May 23, 2007

Thanks everyone. #4319381

paul parent level-deluxe May 23, 2007

Great action shot.
Congratulation. #4320240

May 24, 2007

gorgeous #4324466

David W. Orias May 24, 2007

Once again, thanks for the nice comments. #4324596

Alana Ibe May 24, 2007

Awesome composition! Congratulations! #4325835

Dave Sanders May 24, 2007

This is outrageous. Great work #4325856

Cathy Barrows May 24, 2007

Congrats on your finalist...can we say winner #4326446

Dominick M. Dimacale level-addict May 25, 2007

Congratulations David on your win...Dominick #4327347

Donna La Mattino Pagakis level-deluxe May 25, 2007

Super timing on this beautiful surf image, congratulations!!! #4327711

Megan p May 25, 2007

Incredible shot!! Congratulations on your WIN! #4328234

Chris Welch May 25, 2007

Top shot David! Congrats on your wonderful winner. #4328415

Kay E. Mahoney level-classic May 25, 2007

David,Congratulations on your wonderful second place winner. #4328680

David W. Orias May 25, 2007

Thanks once again. #4328758

Janine Russell level-deluxe May 25, 2007

David, great action capture; BIG CONGRATULATIONS on your SECOND PLACE WIN! #4331237

Anna Diederich May 27, 2007

Congrats on your win! This is just fabulous!!! #4336923

Lori Carlson June 03, 2007

Wow! This is indeed a work of art, David! Big Congrats to you!! :0) #4361033

Patrick R. McMullen June 11, 2007

Congratulations David! Love the fluid motion to it and the feeling of spontenaiety!
Pat #4386840

Donna La Mattino Pagakis level-deluxe August 21, 2007

It's nice to see this image again, congratulations on your SnapShot feature!! #4678591

David W. Orias August 26, 2007

Thanks Janine, Anna, Lori, Patrick and Donna.

Donna, what is a SnapShot Feature? #4700360

Steven E. Ray September 07, 2007

Your surf photos are incredible David! I can see why this one is a winner. Great capture! #4762276

David W. Orias October 08, 2007

Thanks Steven. #4897642

Michelle L. Frick October 26, 2007

Congratulations on your winner David - this is fabulous! You live in a beautiful part of the world and you do a great job of capturing the ocean and it's power! #4987175

David W. Orias November 06, 2007

Thanks Michelle. But as a minor point of clarification, this was taken in Hawaii and I live in California. Both beautiful areas in their own unique way. #5036708

Holly J. Jackson March 17, 2008

WOW!! This is amazing and deserving of your win!! Congrats AGAIN!! ; ) #5655693

David W. Orias March 18, 2008

Thanks Holly #5657059

Usman M. Bajwa level-classic October 26, 2010

Belated CONGRATZ, David!

UB. #8998302

JO ANN CLEVELAND February 02, 2011

Fantastic action shot! Wow!

Congrats David!

jo ann . #9208930

Shelly A. Van Camp level-classic February 24, 2011

This is amazing!! Super capture and congrats on the win! #9260225

Dave Bell April 10, 2011

Great shot thanks for explaining how you took it ! #9343673

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The North Shore of Hawaii is where the soul of surfing is located. The Banzai Pipeline is where the heart of that soul resides. Every winter, surfers from around the world converge on the North Shore to reconnect, challenge, master and sometimes pay the ultimate price at this location.

The shooting technique is a slow shutter speed while panning with the surfer. This creates a fluidity to the water and produces a unique visual effect.

This was photographed with a 600 mm lens at F4 and a shutter speed around 1/30 of a second.

Uploaded on April 26, 2007 All Time Best Photo Contest Staff Favorite Photo Contest SECOND PLACE Winner

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