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David Ryan

David Ryan is a boat builder and USCG licensed master captain. He is the owner of Sailing Montauk and skipper of Montauk''s charter sailing catamaran MON TIKI You can follow him on Twitter @CaptDavidRyan

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  1. Avatar aaron david says:

    Down where I grew up, the real serious surfers all went to Hazards, Cables or Sewers (locals only.)Report

  2. Avatar Rothko says:

    Great blue shadows. Sometimes I forget that shadows have color and are not just shades of gray.
    Painters have been scolded for rendering colored shadows. The photo exonerates them.Report

    • Avatar David Ryan in reply to Rothko says:

      My commercial photography mentor David Loveall was very good at playing with different colors of white light. We’d carry a full set of correction gels from CTB +2 to CTO +2 and color key and fill in different ways for different effects.

      Later, working in video, which doesn’t have nearly the lattitude of film, I found a could “fake” more contrast by adding a little CTO to the key and a little CTB to the fill. The actual ratio might only be a stop, but the emotional ratio with the color roll would look like 2 stops or more.Report

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