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The Deep Salt Sea Around the Old Eternal Rocks

Posted by
john4jack (Corvallis, Oregon, United States) on 25 March 2009 in Landscape & Rural and Portfolio.

A line from a truly great hymn.

At least three times every day take a moment and ask yourself what is really
important. Have the wisdom and the courage to build your life around your

-- Lee Jampolsky

NIKON D300 1/1000 second F/9.0 ISO 200 168 mm (35mm equiv.)

Cricket-Tammy from United States

I'm back!
Very stunning image. It is amazing to look at the water and see such strength and power!

25 Mar 2009 5:15am

@Cricket-Tammy: Glad you are back. Thanks for your kind words.

marie from perth, Australia

Hello Jack, I look forward to your words of wisdom as much as your photos. You are vast becoming part of my day. Truly inspiring. Thank you.

25 Mar 2009 5:20am

@marie: Thank you, Marie. You seem to be having lots of fun on aminus3.

Marcia from Glendale, United States

Very nicely captured, Jack. Wonderful quote too!

25 Mar 2009 5:23am

Suzanne from Huntington Bch, California, United States

Lovely. I really like your use of a fast shutter here. It beautifully emphasizes the power of the wave.

25 Mar 2009 5:29am

@Suzanne: Thank you, Suzanne. My main reason for posting this photo is that I love the line from the hymn. Also love the color of the water.

isidro from Spain

Fantastica captura! gran nitidez y composición

25 Mar 2009 5:40am

Vachel from Kota Kinabalu, Malaysia

superb.. very stunning image and nicely composed

25 Mar 2009 5:53am

Yvonne S. from Tilburg, Netherlands


25 Mar 2009 6:09am

Nicholas from Shah Alam, Malaysia

Nicely captured moment :)

25 Mar 2009 6:09am

Marie LC from Voiron, France

J'adore la mer en furie quand les vagues se déchaînent et qu'elles viennent s'écraser sur les rochers. Beau shot !

25 Mar 2009 6:35am

Lydie et Roland from BESANCON, France

I do like this kind of picture where we can see the strength of the ocean.... (I'm listening to a radio of Dublin that fits perfectly with your picture).

25 Mar 2009 6:43am

Khorshid.~ from teh, Iran

Nicely Done!

25 Mar 2009 7:04am

Linerberry from Sumner, Christchurch, New Zealand

Such a beautiful and spiritual image!!! Stunning!

25 Mar 2009 7:28am

Jean-François from Les Issambres, France

une vague à l'âme du soleil et de la lumière !

25 Mar 2009 7:38am

chrissy from uk, United Kingdom

Wow.well captured, magnificent

25 Mar 2009 8:05am

P J W Miller from Chase Terrace, United Kingdom

I could just sit there watching those waves break on the rocks, there is a freshness about this composition

25 Mar 2009 8:23am

mo.langel from Courtelary, Switzerland

Superbe image de cette vague qui s'éclate contre les rochers! Bravo!!!

25 Mar 2009 8:23am

Mathilde from Fontainebleau, France

A wave breaks and cogne soul, Just now! and it is a beautiful deep color image!!

25 Mar 2009 8:23am

Anna.C from LA ROCHELLE, France

big splash very well captured ! I love the deep blue of the sea and the warm tones of the rocks. superb !

25 Mar 2009 8:55am

k@ from Paris, France

LOve the great white & great blue here - refreshing & vivid ! And thanks for the quote, it's another great find !

25 Mar 2009 9:57am

Judy from Brooksville, Florida, United States

SUPERB capture, Jack ... and I hope you didn't get too much salt spray on your equipment!

25 Mar 2009 10:46am

@Judy: Telephoto lens; not even close!

Veronelle from Lens, France

superb composition light and work ! :-))

25 Mar 2009 11:14am

Alivia from Saint-Etienne, France

At the heart of the wave. In the droplets explode into the light and the red rocks.It' s beautiful and so wild, thank you John.

25 Mar 2009 11:37am

vu@granby - Wolfgang from Granby, Québec, Canada

I can hear the pounding of the surf! well done!

25 Mar 2009 12:21pm

MontereyJohn from Salinas, California, United States

Zowie, that pops!

25 Mar 2009 12:51pm

MontereyJohn from Salinas, California, United States

aminus3 dropped my link thingie ... again. sorry.

25 Mar 2009 12:55pm

@MontereyJohn: I had the same problem last night.

Chris from South Jersey, United States

the water color, and the contrast between spray, water, and rock is wonderful.....a great capture...

25 Mar 2009 1:13pm

Donna from anywhere, United States

an amazing shot! I can sense the power of the wave.

25 Mar 2009 1:35pm

@Donna: Thanks, Donna. The sea crashing on the rocks tends to put things in perspective.

Peggy M. from somewhere in, France

wow ! I love your shot Jack... it's magnificient

25 Mar 2009 1:44pm

Peggy M. from somewhere in, France

oops sorry ! I want to write : magnificent !

25 Mar 2009 1:45pm

@Peggy M.: You got that on right by me the first time, Peggy; thanks for your kind words.

kerfendal from Paris, France

that's kind of mood and landscape misses me too much

25 Mar 2009 2:20pm

Anthony Lambert from Bielefeld, Germany

This shot reminds me of back home in West Wales,a great capture and very sharp !!

25 Mar 2009 2:41pm

Scott Schilling from San Martin, United States

I love the color of the water in contrast with the rocks - great capture!

25 Mar 2009 2:48pm

don from Spokane, United States

A wonderful capture of the crashing sea among the rugged shoreline rocks. A very effective image.

25 Mar 2009 2:55pm

jim from sebastopol, United States

oooh, telephoto shots are cheating! ya gotta get right in there and risk the splashdown... course, everything gets wet and some things don't work after they get wet.. seriously, this is beautifully shot with crisp clear color.

25 Mar 2009 2:57pm

EYES WIDE SHUT from The library of my soul, United Kingdom

This is such a wonderful photograph, Jack. The motion of the water, the colouration and composition, all utterly superb

25 Mar 2009 3:02pm

Viewfinder from Bradenton, FL, United States

Jack, this is one powerful image. I'd love to be standing there, looking at this with my own eyes and hearing the sound of the surf breaking against those rocks.

25 Mar 2009 3:21pm

@Viewfinder: It was an incredible morning. The weather that day was spectacular; it's always a crap shoot along the Oregon Coast.

Ben from Germany

the rocks looks so cool... =)

25 Mar 2009 3:33pm

@Ben: The rocks along the West Coast are incredible; I could stand there for hours (and actually have).

Ajay from Pune, India

What a great catch and a fantastic blue. Amazing how water has turned from beer to Margarita. ;-)

25 Mar 2009 3:48pm

@Ajay: It looks like a party drink to me, Ajay; some Hawaiian concoction!

observing from North West, United Kingdom

Ah... this is a wonderful shot, clean, fresh and action.

(we both have salt and rocks today)

25 Mar 2009 3:56pm

@observing: Terrific, isn't it?

Steve Rice from Olympia, United States

I like this! The spray frozen, the contrast with the rocks, and the blue water are all perfect.

25 Mar 2009 3:59pm

dogilicious from Millerstown, PA, United States

Perfect title. I imagine it would be pretty relaxing to sit here and listen to these crashes.

25 Mar 2009 4:39pm

@dogilicious: Absolutely; sometimes you just need to put your camera down and take it in.

rem_la from Villiers, France

quelle pureté !

25 Mar 2009 4:44pm

ordinaryimages from Kentucky Bluegrass, United States

Stop the action. best...jerry

25 Mar 2009 4:55pm

@ordinaryimages: At the time, Jerry, I didn't realize what the shutter speed was; I had simply set the camera to the lens's optimal aperture. (I am not nearly as careful as I should be with the glut of settings.)

Mithun from palakkad, kerela/Bangalore, India

I have no words for this, excellant timing.. apt exposure

25 Mar 2009 5:01pm

PATRICK from miramas, France


25 Mar 2009 5:16pm

marc battault from clermont ferrand, France

beautiful meerschaum!

25 Mar 2009 5:17pm

Sof from Neuchâtel, Switzerland

arrétée dans son élan...

25 Mar 2009 5:24pm

Eric Rousset from Grasse, France

That's rocksss mate, nice splash ;-)

25 Mar 2009 5:26pm

Barbara from Florida, United States

Great timing, I love the crash of the waves against the rocks.
Beautiful light and quote.
I remind myself daily, maybe not 3 times but at least once.

25 Mar 2009 5:45pm

@Barbara: If we all did it once a day, Barb, I think that it would change not only our own lives but the world as well. It is so easy to lose focus as to what truly matters. As one who is compulsive-obsessive (these days it's with photography), this quote was a big time message for myself.

Manel from Girona, Spain

Hiper realistic. Great shot!!

25 Mar 2009 7:05pm

Susan from Fort Lauderdale, FL, United States

Great fast action shot here Jack.... caught that wave perfectly, and the water pooling in the rocks is perfect!!! Great catch!!

25 Mar 2009 7:12pm

@Susan: Thanks.

paulski from Muncie, IN, United States

nicely shot here; would love to see this with a slower shutter speed, too...

25 Mar 2009 7:22pm

@paulski: Totally different effect and feel, as you know.

-1q5yChØt!c- from Persia, Iran

great and lovely shot

25 Mar 2009 8:22pm

jamesy from christchurch, New Zealand

beautiful great timing

25 Mar 2009 8:42pm

willow from United States

Love the deep rich colors. Can almost hear the crashing waves.

25 Mar 2009 8:56pm

marianne from Toulouse, France

c'est d'une grande beauté !!! love your shot, it's just wonderfull..................

25 Mar 2009 9:10pm

Lee from Fort Frances Ontario, Canada

Great timing. Caught it at it's peak. I'm waiting for it to collapse and splash. Well captured.

25 Mar 2009 9:20pm

LauraS from Chico, United States

Wonderful representation of our mightly ocean. Nice job. Love the quote, too.

25 Mar 2009 10:22pm

Betty from New Jersey, United States

Fantastic capture of that wave! I love the color of the water! Beautiful!

25 Mar 2009 10:54pm

Claus Petersen from herfølge, Denmark

The violence of nature is really well captured in this one!

25 Mar 2009 11:34pm

JJ from Jersey City, United States

Superb capture, love the timing catching the spray at its peak

Another great saying,

26 Mar 2009 1:41am

Tracy from La Selva Beach, United States

Perfect timing, light, color, everything! Thanks for the quote, too- I really don't ask myself that very often... I need to :)

26 Mar 2009 1:42am

PD from Overland Park, Kansas, United States

Wow - great caputure of the power of the wave!

26 Mar 2009 2:10am

Stunner from Kingston, Jamaica

Great timing makes a great capture!

26 Mar 2009 2:29am

@Stunner: You wouldn't believe how many I trashed!

bluechameleon from Vancouver, Canada

So much power in this shot! The colours are so deep and rich...wonderful.

26 Mar 2009 4:44am

Magda from Vancouver, Canada

Fabulous capture! Nice detail and clarity

26 Mar 2009 5:02am

Didier DE ZAN from somewhere, France

Very beautiful wave and beautiful colors

26 Mar 2009 5:56am

shallowregret from Kongsberg, Norway

terrific capture

26 Mar 2009 11:19pm

Diane Schuller from Hythe, Canada

Love the deep saturation and clarity -- very beautiful

27 Mar 2009 1:21am

Toni from Eastern Washington, United States

Beautiful, Jack. Love the splash of water. Such power in the ocean.

27 Mar 2009 5:57am

Craig from Vacaville, California, United States

I love the stop action of the wave! Excellent advice from Lee Jampolsky!

27 Mar 2009 9:15pm

Silverado Photography from Clearlake, United States


4 Apr 2009 5:09am