Surf Photo Nikon Australia’s Surfing Themed Photography Competition Is Held Every Year. In This Article, You Will See The Best Photos Of This Competition In 2020.
The Surf Photo Nikon Australia photography competition was held in collaboration with the national sports organization Surfing Australia, and the winners of this event were announced. Australian photographers hold this competition annually to capture the best image of a surfing theme.
Ten professional judges in the surfing industry chose the finalists of this round of competitions. The judges selected 23 finalists from among the most experienced Australian photographers. The best photos were determined according to the four main criteria of “innovation and creativity,” “emotional and effective impact,” “uniqueness,” and “framing.”
According to the mentioned criteria, Ren McGann’s photo with the theme “The Right ” was selected as the top image, which you will see in the rest of this article. Of course, if we want to compare the photos in innovation and uniqueness, the other photos were no less than the chosen image.
Below, we review some of the best photos from the 2020 Nikon Surfing Contest.
“The Fighter,” George Ragley
This motion blur photo was taken of a surfer at Bronte Beach at sunset in Sydney, Australia.
“Sunset in Portugal” by Peter Jolly Wilson
Surfing after a surf near Peniche, Portugal
Diving Beneath the Waves, Matt Dunbar
“This was my first trip to Tahini Island, and I decided to take a different shot before returning from the trip,” explains Matt Dunbar about the photo. While swimming, I was trying to take pictures of the scenes on the water from under the water. The seawater was clear, and I was lucky to see a surfer diving under the wave with his surfboard. “That day was the best swimming of my life.”
“The Wave Moves to the Right” by Ren McGann
In surfing, sometimes much bigger waves come to you. This photo has been selected as a featured photo.
The Froth Monster, Travis Johnson
Travis Johnson explains the photo: “I was photographing Harry in the small waves. As this teenage surfer took to the waves, I waited with my camera at an angle facing him and heard his excitement as the wave came up. When the wave subsided, he happily shouted: “I made it!”
“Don’t Look Back,” Peter Jovic
At sunset, in the Indian Ocean, a local surfer faced a considerable wave and struggled alone.
“Can’t Hear,” Jimmy Scott
Before this photo, Mick Corbett’s hearing was damaged while surfing. But this surfer, with his Australian spirit, took to the waves again and continued to surf.
“Anomalous Communication” by Tom Pearsall
In a vast wave that puts many people in a challenging situation to save their lives, a surfer named Matahi Droult stood fearlessly as if greeting an old friend. This photo showed a unique spiritual connection between the wave and the surfer and was captured with a 70-200mm lens.
Ray Collins; Photo title: “Waterfall.”
The waves were moving with great speed and power.
“Jack in Trouble” by Tom Pearsall
This photo was taken from this subject with a 160 mm lens with an aperture of f3.2 and at a time of sixteen thousandths of a second. Tom Pearsall explains the photo: “Surfer Jack Robinson clenches his teeth in stress as he tries to maintain his position in the crashing waves of Western Australia. “This wave was so strong that it lifted me and my equipment and threw it on the rock.”
“The Big Bang,” Ray Collins
An explosion resulting from the combination of hydrogen and oxygen
“Danny at Sunset” by Esteo Gibson
A photo of the sunset in Australia’s Shepp’s surf area (this area is famous for having considerable waves in the world).
“Blank,” Trent Slaughter
A wavy sea without surfers
“Breathe,” Simon Punch
A shot from the back angle of a surfer surfing high waves.
Free Jumping, Ren McGann
“Gun Barrel Highway” by Peter Jovic
A photo of local surfer Kyle Walsh taken in South West Australia. Interestingly, he was very calm in these challenging waves and surfed regardless of the possibility of injury.
“Dangerous Waves” by Jimmy Scott
This photo was taken on April 17, 2019.
“David and Goliath,” Andrew Leach
“Storm Waves,” Paul Smith