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Wave crashing on Norfolk Island

Wave crashing on Norfolk Island
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Copyright: Janice Dunn (Janice) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3277 W: 148 N: 6163] (18832)
Genre: Landscapes
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2007-09-15
Categories: Seascape
Camera: Canon EOS 30d, Canon EF 24-105mm f/4 L IS USM
Exposure: f/11, 1/1600 seconds
More Photo Info: [view]
Photo Version: Original Version
Travelogue: Norfolk Island Holiday
Date Submitted: 2007-09-24 3:15
Viewed: 5272
Points: 30
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Wave crashing on Norfolk Island

The the 32-km coastline of Norfolk Island consists, to varying degrees, of cliff faces. There are no safe harbour facilities on Norfolk Island, with loading jetties existing at Kingston and Cascade Bay. Here at Cascade Bay there are only rocks and shingle, and the weather is usually more protected there, and this is where one of the 2 jetty’s on the island is.

This is the sea reaching the shoreline at Cascade Bay. The waves were rough and heavy as they crashed onto the rocks there. We had a fun time evading the waves, and I managed to get quite a few ‘good shots’ of the surf. No, we were quite safe – it was only the odd large wave that broke like this on. We were close to the jetty, and had plenty of roadway to run onto. . .

Norfolk Island is surrounded by cliffs, rising in the north and west to 300 ft. or 400 ft., and elsewhere to the height of 200 ft. The cliffs are slowly eroding away, and the island is now much smaller than it originally was. In most places at the foot of the cliffs there are narrow beaches, usually of shingle.

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Hi Janice.
Perfect timing, stopped in it's tracks with great exposure. Makes you feel like you gotta get out of the way.


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  • PaulH Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1137 W: 26 N: 3879] (13882)
  • [2007-09-24 3:34]

Hi Janice,
well timed and great exposure control i love these kind of shots, both taking them and looking at them! Lots of detail in the spray too, very well done.

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  • red45 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2636 W: 74 N: 9091] (31094)
  • [2007-09-24 3:37]

BANG! I'm all wet :-)))

Hi Janice!

Very dynamic picture I must say! Great 'shapes' of crashed wave, excellent composition of blue and white.

Great action here Janice, the wave can be seen crashing through my monitor...I needed a wake-up this morning! ;-}
Cool shot...So what's the water temp?
I'm wet and very cold at the moment :))
Well done!

Hi Janice ,
nice shot with lovely moment.
well exposed.
thanks for sharing

What a good focus Janice.The 1/1600 is right for this stoppage.Wish we had waves this big so I could try for some of these. Doesn't look as impressive with our little ripples.

Hi Janice,
A wonderful photo where the short shutter speed did its job perfectly. You also got some wonderful light to work with. It gave a wonderful shine on the crashing wave and gave you a great blue sky. I love how the wave contrast with the sky and with the black rocks.

P.S. did you end up wet?

The POV is perfect and the sharpness is exemplary, the colours are rich and natural.
Best wishes,

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  • Silke Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 729 W: 98 N: 1707] (5458)
  • [2007-09-25 7:59]

Hello Janice
I love this!
It is a rare kind of shot for this site and I commend you for your daring :D!!
Great colours, superb details, fabulous composition -- and the notes are perfect
Very well done

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  • mbasil Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 335 W: 148 N: 745] (3320)
  • [2007-09-25 19:11]

This is an unusual shot, Janice -- unusual for you and unusual for TN. It really is dynamic and wonderful. Really a stop-action shot. I like the tight crop, too. I wonder why it is so unusual -- it's natural, dynamic, interesting... Hmm, I expect many imitations in the near future.

Hello Janice
What a great scene you captured,
Perfect focusing,exposure and composition,
Superb shot,Welldone.


Hi Janice,
wow, I almost wanted to run from the waves when I saw this photo! Its so sharp it looks so real! Great capture , love the sparkling water..:o) TFS

Hi Janice
Outstanding timing shot of a explosive wave well framed, great colors and sharpness, good POV
Very well done

Hi Janice,
I can almost hear the wave :-)
great timing, very good exposure and details.
A new lens ?
Beautiful work, my friend.

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  • livios Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2150 W: 319 N: 4263] (16942)
  • [2007-09-30 17:11]

Janice, I can almost listen to them.

This is a great image - a very suggestive one.

I like composition, pov and exposure.

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