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Posted by john4jack (Corvallis, Oregon, United States) on 6 January 2011 in Landscape & Rural and Portfolio.

FOLLOW-UP on yesterday's shot. I have another shot of the fisherman with a fabulous foreground of driftwood and rocks. However, it doesn't have that marvelous gesture of the bent rod. And I agree with Jay Maisel, "Always go with the gesture over the graphics."

Nikon D700 1/1000 second F/9.0 ISO 400 300 mm (35mm equiv.)

Bill Laing from Pacific Northwest, United States

Really captures the power of the ocean that day.

6 Jan 2011 5:22am

@Bill Laing: it was special to have shared the experience.

Monterey John from Carmel, CA, United States

My goodness, where was your perch??!!! Great image.

6 Jan 2011 5:48am

DULCIE from Danville, CA, United States

Magnificent. This is truly a rarefied shot.
The clarity and power and the translucence of those waves is breath-taking

6 Jan 2011 5:59am

sunstone_maria from California, United States

powerful!!! so intense!!

6 Jan 2011 6:09am

Akarui from Japan

A very windy day and beautiful breaking waves.
Happy New Year John !!

6 Jan 2011 6:31am

Foto-aksent from Binkom, Belgium

Amazing photo!

6 Jan 2011 6:43am

Irene from L C, France

Spectacular picture ! I love it !

6 Jan 2011 6:54am

Arnd from Basel, Switzerland

A fantastic action shot with the moment frozen perfectly.

6 Jan 2011 7:14am

@Arnd: thank you. you yourself certainly have a winner for this Feast of the Epiphany

Tede from Aubenas 07, France

The movement of the wave is magnificent. I like the colors and the solitary bird master of the sky. Splendid composition. Good day.

6 Jan 2011 7:33am

marci from in, Morocco

wow - the power of the waves!! contrasted with the peaceful soaring of the bird - very nice!

6 Jan 2011 7:49am

STEED from Somewhere, France

Superb !!!

6 Jan 2011 7:57am

CElliottUK from Reading, United Kingdom

The power, the beauty, the danger....

6 Jan 2011 8:47am

Adela Fonts from Barcelona, Spain

Magnificent perfect wave in a loop ... I can hear the sound! Also the seagull flying over this fantastic sea! Muchos besos para ti amigo Jack! Adela

6 Jan 2011 8:58am

Marie LC from Entre montagnes et Bretagne, France

Powerfull ! I like this fantastic wave !

6 Jan 2011 9:43am

oncho from granada, Spain

Fantastic moment and great color

6 Jan 2011 10:11am

Franz from Baden, Austria

brilliant study of the fury of the sea! wonderful tones, superb compo!

6 Jan 2011 10:46am

Hiro from Kyoto, Japan

Really dynamic shot. I like it.

6 Jan 2011 11:42am

PEGGY*aiMe*PHOTO from somewhere in, France

quelle puissance !

6 Jan 2011 11:48am

Judy aka L@dybug from Brooksville, Florida, United States

Wonderful capture, Jack ... as if you were right in there with that powerful wave! *****

6 Jan 2011 12:29pm

Eric Cousineau from Sherwood Park, Canada

This is definitely an angry sea! You have harnessed the power nicely. Nicely captured Jack! ;-)

6 Jan 2011 12:37pm

Anna.C from LA ROCHELLE, France

superb movement of the wave ! great capture !

6 Jan 2011 1:01pm

MARIANA from Waterloo, Canada

Great capture. What a power !

6 Jan 2011 1:09pm

Denny Jump Photo from Easton, PA, United States

Awesome Jack!! This and all the rest of your fabulous images will bring many more tourists to you really want that?? ;-) Just kidding of course - this is magnificent...I love the Oregon coast!!

6 Jan 2011 1:12pm

Mhelene from Paris, France

A superb framing of these furious waves !

6 Jan 2011 2:34pm

Sonia Nansid from Barcelona Stockholm, Sweden

So wild!

6 Jan 2011 3:34pm

don from spokane, Afghanistan

I like this strong wave action you've captured. Very nice shot color wise and certainly a prime moment to shoot.

6 Jan 2011 3:51pm

PATRICK from miramas, France

splendid 5****

6 Jan 2011 5:32pm

tataray from france, France

Mais où es-tu toi ?))
Excellent angle...

6 Jan 2011 5:47pm

Sunder from Chennai, India

Fantastic shot! Nice composition and tones...

6 Jan 2011 6:01pm

Curly from South Shields, United Kingdom

I love to see and hear the power of the sea, so the shape, form, and movement of these waves is familiar territory for me. This is such a good capture which rolls and thunders before the eyes.
I guess it doesn't mean that much to country dwellers though.

6 Jan 2011 6:11pm

@Curly: i do believe that our connection to the sea is primordial. when we lived in southeast alaska, i was heavily into ocean kayaking. in an ocean kayak, you become one with the sea. that is a powerful experience!

Richard from Montferland, Netherlands

You can say that ;-))

6 Jan 2011 6:35pm

Elena Kotrotsou from Drossia, Greece

Great timing, amazing capture of the wave!

6 Jan 2011 6:40pm

@Elena Kotrotsou: to be honest, the sea was so full of it that morning, that it was a piece of cake to get action shots.

Céline from New York City, United States

Nice angle !

6 Jan 2011 8:23pm

¨‘°ºO Dutçh Oº°‘¨ from Neverwhere, United States

The delineation of white in the waves is so crisp and frothy here I can almost smell the water.

6 Jan 2011 8:51pm

Rosa Frei - Photo Emotions from Ouarzazate, Morocco

Nice image!

6 Jan 2011 9:45pm

Njord 91 from Evry, France

ce n'est pas un temps pour se baigner !

6 Jan 2011 10:02pm

kerfendal from Paris, France

a great storm, I can heard the waves and the wind, in Brittany I like to stay looking at the sea with storm as this

6 Jan 2011 10:10pm

Mary from PA, United States

Wonderful capture of the oceans the light on the water.

6 Jan 2011 11:23pm

Larry Elkins from Bisbee, United States


6 Jan 2011 11:36pm

kiwisa from North Shore, New Zealand

Love the curl of the waves here- all that power behind it is beautifully photographed.

6 Jan 2011 11:46pm

Tracy from La Selva Beach, United States

Wonderful timing of the crest of the wave- this really shows the awesome power of the ocean!

7 Jan 2011 12:32am

Georgie from Sherwood Park, Canada

Oh the majesty and power of stormy waters.......breathtaking!!

7 Jan 2011 1:07am

Becky from los angeles, United States

This is one of those where you can hear the waves and feel the air - just gorgeous -

7 Jan 2011 1:21am

B. Thomas from Arlington, Texas, United States


7 Jan 2011 3:08am

Rick from Toronto, Canada

Another majestic power shot! Beautiful to behold.

7 Jan 2011 3:31am

Steven from Chicagoland, United States

Another great capture of the waves showing their mighty force. Your close-up here makes it seem like you're out there in the water. I love the capture of the lone bird as well.

7 Jan 2011 3:39am

Bettina from Los Angeles, United States

Gorgeous, lush, opulent. These are the first word associations that come to mind seeing this image. it's fabulous.

7 Jan 2011 4:44am

anne fleurent from Bois-le-Roi, France

a really great pic. FANTASTIC !

7 Jan 2011 7:59am

klauSZ from Kufstein, Austria

it´s definitely difficult to get such an amazing shot of the waves!
great, great done! it looks really dangerous!

7 Jan 2011 3:28pm

k@ from Paris, France

Love this, so energetic !

7 Jan 2011 5:02pm

Diane from Hythe, Alberta, Canada

wow, you captured that roll of the waves and the power so well in this

7 Jan 2011 10:05pm

Steve Rice from Olympia, United States

The power of the ocean is so apparent here. A beautiful, dramatic image!

7 Jan 2011 10:10pm

Annie Viguié from Bordeaux, France

I like the design of that terrible green wave !!!

8 Jan 2011 6:36am

StarCosmosBleu from Bedford.Qc, Canada

Superb stormy waves full energy...great work and great scene...

17 Jan 2011 7:24am

@Look from Nivelles, Belgium

This one is a fantastic instant, with the presence of the bird.
Kind regards

8 Aug 2012 9:27am