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PhotographerPaul Harmon
PrizeHonorable Mention
Entry Description

This is part of my Wave Series which shares my engagement with the Australian tradition of body surfing and continues my love affair with painterly photography. After every shot I was caught by the wave and viciously tumbled around in the surf but, with the advent of high resolution small cameras, I was able to modify an underwater housing that allowed me to capture the joys and spirit of this pursuit without injuring myself or others. Except for grading and minor editing this photo has not been re-touched in photoshop … the visual effect has been 100% achieved in camera.