- pierrefonds (12974)
- [2007-09-15 5:04]
A beautiful image of the waves coming to the beach and of the coastline, the photo has a very good composition, DOF and nice colors. It was quite an experience that you went through after taking the photo. Thanks for sharing.
- PaulH (13882)
- [2007-09-15 5:07]
well it seems i'm not the only one to recieve a soaking then..what a great story and i admire you for admitting it! Well worth the effort and the the cracked coccyx (ouch!), the foreground is full of that streaming foam as it recedes back into the sea and the light is great too. I am off to the coast later myself, so i shall remember to be careful..
- pablominto (14563)
- [2007-09-15 6:01]
Strong surf coming in from the Pacific!
Good point of view, well composed with fine division of the frame...
Good colours all over, in particular an attractive blue sky!
- anel (40574)
- [2007-09-15 6:26]
Was für eine Geschichte! Und doch das Bild zeigt etwas ganz anderes. Eine sehr harmonische Meersicht, harmlos und so friedlich. Das Leben ist doch voller Kontraste.
- uleko (10940)
- [2007-09-15 6:31]
Wow, I'm glad the camera wasn't hurt! ;-) Excellent capture of this shoreline with the surf coming in. Beautiful sun-lit cliffs and lovely colours. Very well composed too!
I can imagine your struggle, the coastline here is very treacherous too.
TFS and regards, Ulla
- eqshannon (31141)
- [2007-09-15 7:26]
I have felt this undertow many times. Quite the experience. Another thing one might note, this was a nice day:-) A beautiful day as captured in your vast depth of the shoreline. But when the surf is 20 feet, and waves even higher , as I have seen many times during severe El Nino years, the waves are as powerful as anything on Earth. It is my belief that they ever have an affect on the strike slip plates, but I am in the minority.
As grand a view as any I have seen. Very nice. I hope to get back home some day and picture it.
- ramthakur (56953)
- [2007-09-15 8:12]
Another great sea scape in the series, Silke.
The white waves create a striking contrast with the blue sky and the land features merge well with the composition.
I also read and enjoyed your well written note.
TFS and regards.
- jaycee (25460)
- [2007-09-15 8:48]
What an adventure you had! Glad you lived through it. That can be dangerous. But you succeeded in getting a wonderful coastal shot from a marvelous angle. I love to see the waves approaching the beach so I might look at this picture very often.
- gracious (13068)
- [2007-09-15 11:01]
Hello my friend Silke,
Just be careful in the future when taking landscape photographing especially on the coast or cliff! It happened to me before and I learned the hard way too!
Anywhere, this is a good photo well earned by your hard effort and sharing!
good low pov with perfect sharpness, exposure, focus and details on the shore and sky!
thank you for sharing
Hi Silke. Have read all your notes, what happened to the picture the old man took of you !!. yes it was worth it you captured a fine seascape. great detail in the incoming waves. with good colours.with a good low POV !!! well done TFS.
- joey (24909)
- [2007-09-15 12:59]
a lovely landscape shot.
What an ordeal!! That must have been painful cracking your coccyx!
+++ Great composition, good colours, very sharp and a brilliant note..
--- Nothing :)
- marhowie (486)
- [2007-09-15 14:06]
Interesting narrative Silke, and a fine shot/POV of this very aptly titled escapade ;}
As a fellow photo nut case :),
I think many here will find your story not only "entertaining" but will empathize will the predicament you found yourself in..I often think I'm in over my head ;}}
Very well done!
- Alex99 (23735)
- [2007-09-15 22:36]
I am amazed with your note as well as the nice picture. I like sea and seashore. You managed to reproduce its beautifulness very well. Especially I like the clearness of the air and colors, crisp sharpness of the image and perfectly selected impressive POV and composition of the shot. My best wishes and TFS.
- jmirah (4687)
- [2007-09-16 0:48]
It's funny, our first reaction is to protect the camera at all costs. And growing up surfing, I can empathize with you on trying to change at the beach. A beautiful shot of the coastline but to me the water always looks cold in California. Hope your rear is OK.
- gannu (14761)
- [2007-09-16 1:50]
Silke very nice portait and lovely scene. The scene brings back my memory of child hood. Lovely waves and great landscape. Ganesh
- Argus (50626)
- [2007-09-16 4:26]
Nice sea-shore shot showing the Pacific breakers with a fine perspective and composition in the shot. I read your well written note with interest and it shows once again that we may not underestimate the powers of nature. I have never had a fractured coccyx but I can imagine what it must have felt like. Even so, the shot must have been worth it.
TFS and best wishes, Ivan
- angybone (7684)
- [2007-09-16 5:31]
What a story!!!
And I think you should post your photo either on your profile for a while so we can see or in the workshop here. :)
Wonderful shot and for all the effort you put into this I would love to give you a lot more than two points. :)
You must have got your feet wet on this one.I like the POV,it puts the viewer right into the subject.The colours are vivid and well saturated.The lighting is well done.TFS
- Evelynn (14454)
- [2007-09-17 17:00]
Oh my. What a tale. I'm sorry you were injured in the process of getting a nice beach shot. I grew up not far from the coast in California. I don't remember sleeper waves ( those that sneak up on you) there as much as they seem to have them here in Oregon. The biggest danger here is the logs on the long, wide sandy beaches. People are killed with startling frequency from climbing on logs that seem high and dry. Then sleeper waves roll in and move the logs.
I remember surfers changing in and out of black wet suits all the time along the coast. Knowing California, probably no one would have noticed you!
Evelynn : )
- kessi (221)
- [2007-09-19 1:27]
What a story. You had me captivated to the end. It must have been quite scary. I am glad you made it and were able to post this image.
Nice balance between the waves and the coastal embankment. The pebbled sand has a lovely sheen as the water recedes.