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Ocean's Fury!

Ocean's Fury!
Photo Information
Copyright: Marc Adamus (wildphoto) Silver Note Writer [C: 0 W: 0 N: 15] (86)
Genre: Landscapes
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2005-09
Categories: Ocean
Camera: Canon EOS 3, Tamron 24-135 LD XD, Fuji Velvia 50, Hoya HMC Pro1 Cir. Polarizer
Exposure: f/11, 1/4 seconds
Details: Tripod: Yes
Photo Version: Original Version
Theme(s): _Fotos adicionadas por 5 ou mais membros [view contributor(s)]
Date Submitted: 2005-09-24 12:50
Viewed: 5737
Favorites: 9 [view]
Points: 58
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
Walking the Oregon Coast one evening in search of images, I came accross this great vantage point that allowed me to overlook the crashing surf at nearly eye-level. The waves were huge and the inherent danger, of course, was that I was risking a lot in camera equipment to get the shot. A huge wave could swamp me at any time. I kept looking over my shoulder, ready to flee the rock should the big one roll in. During my intervals on the rock I fired off shots rapidly totalling over 100 in 10 minutes as the sun sank beneath the horizon illuminating the crashing waves. Of all those images only one was exactly what I was looking for, as an explosion echoed off the far rocks. I used only a polarizer to cut the coastal haze and shot every image at 1/4 or 1/6 seconds for maximum visual impact.

I am a landscape photographer based in Corvallis, Oregon. Find out more about my work at www.marcadamus.com

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This is an amazing image Marc. You can really sense the impact of the waves, the energy of the ocean. I think it's great. The light was really in your favour as well - well worth the 100 shots (oh the joys of digital photography!).
You could sell this shot, definitely a winner.
Well done and thanks for posting.
-And welcome to TN-

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  • Aramok Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 896 W: 101 N: 1501] (5166)
  • [2005-09-24 13:06]
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WOW - what an amazing shot. This really caught my attention. the colours are fantastic.

Striking capture, Mark, I think you did capture exactly what you intended. The sunset color and longer exposure make for a brilliant shot. An immediate favorite.

Hi Marc,
A superb seascape shot. The composition and framing are perfect. The light at the time of this shot is beautiful. The slower shutter spped has made a nice softer effect. I love land/seascape shots. This is a classic. Fits in my WOW! catagory...I love it!

Wow, I'm proud to have my own photo next to yours in the galery.
This is wonderful, Marc, a masterpeace.
The colours are marvelous and the soft touch, I like it very much, thanks
Sabine - wishnugaruda

An absolutely stunning shot, wow an f of 11? This is completely surreal and really fabulous. I love the colors and the effect of crashing waves. TFS!


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  • ddg Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 867 W: 24 N: 1008] (5507)
  • [2005-09-24 14:55]

Bonjour Marc, stunning capture with a beautiful light and a lot of movements. Very well done TFS Didier.

  • TAZ Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2241 W: 47 N: 3167] (10926)
  • [2005-09-24 15:19]

Wooow ! What an amazing seascape ! I love your shot, the colors and light are great, the water effects are wonderful ! Congratulations Marc !!!

Hi Marc
Very amazing photo,The cadre and composition are very well .This colou is a very nice.
Well done .Thanks

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  • cedryk Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 967 W: 50 N: 1722] (5270)
  • [2005-09-24 16:16]

Almost unbelievable! The dynamics of this shot is superb. One of the best I saw on this website, Marc! TFS! Michal

Stunning capture Marc,
Very busy few days for me, so I'm afraid a short visit!!
No time to read notes, but enough time to enjoy your post.Well worth a big green smile.
Thanks for posting, have a good weekend

This has gone straight into my favourites

Bonjour Marc,
Wouah....... je suis sans voix. Quel extraordinaire image. excellent piqué et des couleurs splendides.
Je la mets dans mes favoris.

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  • rybson (2)
  • [2005-09-24 16:48]

Beautiful :)

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  • chiliu Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 1457 W: 0 N: 1176] (6526)
  • [2005-09-24 17:05]

Fantastic shot!
Very nice colour, beautiful view.

Amazing shot Marc full of energy and power. Great light and good water speed make for a very rare capture. 8/10 Excellent work.

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  • red45 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2636 W: 74 N: 9091] (31094)
  • [2005-09-24 17:38]

Extraordinary, superb, fantastic! Two points are not enough for your picture Marc!

How wonderful of a photo. The shutter speed was perfect so that the water shooting up looks almost like fireworks. Parts of the photo even look painted and the sunset colors on the rocks are great. Very impressive note, times like this is when I wish I had a digital camera. Where in Oregon?...I used to live in Oregon. This shot was well worth the risk you took. Great job Marc.

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  • sway Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 305 W: 85 N: 319] (1276)
  • [2005-09-25 2:34]

HI Marc.
Great photo.
You paitence payed off with this fantastic shot.
I love the colours and the blur of the water.
Great composition.
Fantastic work.

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  • jossim Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 1538 W: 5 N: 2240] (12636)
  • [2005-09-25 13:51]

Vous avez fait un petit chef d'oeuvres.Cette prise est fantastique et originale. Elle mérite plus de 100 points.


Yes, this is a very nice shot!
I like it.
TFS, Laurent

Hello Marc

Very beautiful seascape. The colours are rich. Good POV. Sharpness and detail perfect. Thanks.

Hi Marc,
This is a wonderful picture.
The colors are very nice and the composition is very interesting. The sunset light is superb.
But the best is the long exposure time that you choosed to show the dynamic of the scene.
Bravo !


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  • shal Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 256 W: 64 N: 481] (2140)
  • [2005-11-25 16:41]

Excellent shot Marc,
awesome shutter speed and compo,
great work :)

My hat is off to you !

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  • valari (2)
  • [2006-05-23 12:36]

Marc,This is an amazing image !!

great photo! i like timing and the colours, it's also very neat. it's beautiful.

  • jrj Silver Star Critiquer [C: 15 W: 0 N: 0] (0)
  • [2006-10-27 19:09]


Maybe your best one...

hi marc
perfection is not far!!

bravo ,good job

aleks ;)
best wishes

Hello Marc
That is wonderful picture. I really admire the moment you've taken in the picture. Nice point of view and excellent sharpness and colours - they are so warm.
Beutiflu shot
Thanks for sharing

Amazing shot! The golden sunlight on the silky waves look magical! Great work.

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