I'm no Erik Aeder or Janis Markopoulos...but I did get lucky and catch Stuart Proctor at that right critical moment on a big side-off wave at the Hatteras Wave Jam.
Big thanks to Josh at Windsurfing Magazine for taking it to use in the mag's e-newsletter and as a wallpaper background download from the magazine's website.....and some comments about the event here.
I took the picture with my Sanyo Xacti waterproof 720p HD camcorder, that also happens to take 9 megapixel pictures. Maybe not quite a good enough camera to use for high quality print use but good enough for web/pc use. By comparison, you can tell the difference in (I think Keith McCulloch took this pic) this pic. It's the same day, same location (Old Lifeguard Beach), and same sailor...but taken with a much higher quality camera with better resolution. But once in a while a squirrel finds a nut and I really like the pic I took even though the resolution isn't as good...probably the best I've ever taken...sometimes it's better to be lucky than good.
On the other side of that equation (someone who IS good), congratulations to Janis Markopoulos for her awesome pics in Windsurfer International Magazine, along with George's great article....nice Hatteras coverage and always good to see. They have many more pics for viewing...linked from George's blog. Big thanks again to Janis for taking all those pics of everyone and sharing them.