Sharing moments in time…

Weekly Photo Challenge: Launch

I saw earlier this week that we were going to get some big waves on the coast here in San Diego.  I went down this morning and took some surf shots – the waves were probably 10-12 feet high and packed with plenty of power!  I think this photo shows that power.  These two young guys were watching the show from one of the cliffs probably 20-25 ft above the water.  This shows the plume that was “launched” as one of the waves came crashing into the cliffs – pretty impressive.

Water Canon?

50 responses

  1. Great interpretation ! Love it.

    Peace and wishes for a wonderful New Year… every day of the year.
    Siggi in Downeast Maine

    January 6, 2012 at 2:58 pm

    • Thanks again Siggi – you probably get some good “big surf” moments in Maine don’t you?

      January 6, 2012 at 3:45 pm

  2. This is a great photo! Images I have seen with such a wave-crash-action have included a lighthouse. So to see two people instead, calm and composed, is unexpected and has a great effect. The rage of the sea versus the peacefulness of its onlookers. Really good stuff Scott!

    January 6, 2012 at 3:11 pm

    • Thanks Marina, it was a great morning – met a very nice English couple who were enjoying nature’s display and even got a few decent photos.

      January 6, 2012 at 3:47 pm

  3. Brandon

    There is some love and some fury in this photo.

    January 6, 2012 at 3:37 pm

    • Thanks Brandon – maybe a little more fury than love…but it sure was a lovely morning!

      January 6, 2012 at 3:48 pm

  4. Great click with a perfect title..

    January 6, 2012 at 3:38 pm

    • Thank you – and welcome to my photoblog!

      January 6, 2012 at 3:51 pm

  5. yehh great image

    January 6, 2012 at 3:42 pm

  6. oh wow, this is brilliant! thanks for sharing – and happy blogging in 2012 🙂

    January 6, 2012 at 3:44 pm

  7. I love this. It is a photo of contrasts: rage and peace; uncertainty and security; wild and tamed.
    Thank you for sharing.

    January 6, 2012 at 4:18 pm

    • Thanks Kate – and I really appreciate your interpretation!

      January 6, 2012 at 7:50 pm

  8. Fabulous photo and incredible to think that the waves have such a massive reach!

    January 6, 2012 at 4:31 pm

    • Thanks Patti – I wish I could have added the sound track – it was also impressive

      January 6, 2012 at 7:50 pm

  9. marvellous shot, what a moment, well caught!

    January 6, 2012 at 4:38 pm

    • Thank you – glad you enjoyed it from down under…

      January 6, 2012 at 7:53 pm

  10. Wow, it took my breath!

    January 6, 2012 at 4:53 pm

  11. Angelene @Languages Of Art

    Wow!! Wowwowowowowowow!!!!!!!!

    January 6, 2012 at 5:12 pm

    • Angelene, Thats exactly what I thought when I first saw the waves this morning!

      January 6, 2012 at 7:55 pm

  12. dom

    That’s pretty dramatic.

    January 6, 2012 at 5:15 pm

    • It was fun to be there – there were many people enjoying the drama as you put it so well…

      January 6, 2012 at 7:57 pm

  13. the magnificent power of water is always mesmerizing. I miss living on the coast.

    January 6, 2012 at 5:25 pm

    • It certainly is one of the reasons we love this place!

      January 6, 2012 at 7:58 pm

  14. Whoa! That’s huge! Great photo!

    January 6, 2012 at 5:39 pm

  15. A.M

    wow….that’s an awesome pic….love the way you timed the launch of the wave and the couple standing at the edge!!

    January 6, 2012 at 7:02 pm

    • It was a great scene. I took a sequence of shots but I liked this one the best.

      January 6, 2012 at 8:02 pm

  16. I love the theme of your picture very romantic 🙂

    January 6, 2012 at 9:21 pm

    • Thanks Jake – Not quite a space shuttle launch but dramatic non the less.

      January 7, 2012 at 1:11 pm

  17. Great capture of that wave.

    January 6, 2012 at 11:59 pm

    • Thanks Connie, I think I’ve seen some of the Balloons that you captured in your challenge entry at the Albuquerque Balloon Fiesta!

      January 7, 2012 at 1:09 pm

  18. Brilliant, they could have got very wet!

    January 7, 2012 at 2:37 am

  19. Great take and the image looks like waiting to be titled and could pass for a movie ad. Thanks for sharing…

    January 7, 2012 at 3:17 am

    • Thanks Arvee – It would probably have to be a surf movie!

      January 7, 2012 at 1:17 pm

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  21. Great shot, compliments!!
    Amazing wave!!

    January 7, 2012 at 5:22 am

    • Thank you! It only happens a few times a year here – I was glad to be able to capture part of it!

      January 7, 2012 at 1:07 pm

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  23. Magnificent!

    January 7, 2012 at 8:06 am

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  25. Amar Naik

    beautiful shot

    January 8, 2012 at 5:37 pm

  26. Such drama and atmosphere

    January 8, 2012 at 11:55 pm

    • Hi Jo – it definitely was dramatic – the surfers were all out there but not many great rides….

      January 9, 2012 at 7:25 pm

  27. jbheronneau

    My god!
    That’s terrific!!!!
    This wave is so huge!
    I absolutlu love your picture!
    Thx a lot for that!

    Here are mine if you have a few minutes 🙂


    January 11, 2012 at 2:12 pm

    • Thanks JB! I love the variety of your interpretations

      January 22, 2012 at 11:26 am

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