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Waiting for "The Big One"

Posted by
Monterey John (Hollister, CA, United States) on 23 December 2009 in Sport & Recreation and Portfolio.

Surfer awaiting backlit wave at sunset, Pfeiffer Beach, Big Sur, CA.

Canon EOS 40D 1/250 second F/9.0 ISO 400 80 mm

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Marie LC from Voiron, France

Fantastic ! love crashing waves ! great shot.

23 Dec 2009 9:05am

Tamara from Aarschot, Belgium

It looks like there is a "big one" coming :) Great shot John, I like the green color of the wave... makes it special !

23 Dec 2009 9:25am

Judy from Brooksville, Florida, United States

I think the big one's there, but too close to the rocks I presume.
Wonderful detail in that wave!

23 Dec 2009 11:54am

Tony Duque from Raleigh, NC, United States

Really a wonderful shot, John! You caught the peak of the back-spray... very cool! But Tamara nailed it - it's the pale emerald green in the wave surrounded by all that deep blue that really makes the shot special! Thanks for sharing!

23 Dec 2009 2:53pm

BJ from Murfreesboro, United States

awesome shot

23 Dec 2009 6:04pm

zahra from shiraz, Iran

great,very nice.

23 Dec 2009 6:13pm

john4jack from Corvallis, Oregon, United States

Outstanding. I can't wait to get over to the Coast.

23 Dec 2009 6:24pm

Martin from North Platte, United States

stunning beautiful shot, the capture of beauty and action at its best, very well done

23 Dec 2009 7:21pm

Susan from Fort Lauderdale, FL, United States

Colors of the water are spectacular,....but that looks like one big rock in between the surfer and the wave....guess they have to wait till the wave gets past the rock?????

23 Dec 2009 10:46pm

Self-Indulgence from Chicagoland, United States

I love the layers of color in the water.. depending on what its doing. That is amazing.

24 Dec 2009 12:18am

Scott F. Schilling from San Martin, United States

A wonderful image and I am always intrigued by the backlight color of the waves along the central coast - they are fantastic! Great shot and timing!

24 Dec 2009 3:02am

Magda from Vancouver, Canada

So spectacular! Perfect timing!

26 Dec 2009 12:41am

bekkah from Pennsylvania, United States

an incredible image, fantastic timing!!

30 Dec 2009 2:01pm

Dulcie from Danville, CA, United States

Ah, the backlighting on this wave is wonderful.
This image has a very special unique beauty to it...lovely in so many ways.

3 Jan 2010 8:14am

Canon EOS 40D
1/250 second
ISO 400
80 mm