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author Marc Adamus
title Ocean's Fury!
date9/8/2005 6:38:29 PM
detailsI found this incredible vantage point that allowed me to overlook the crashing surf at nearly eye-level. The inherent danger, of course, was that I was risking a lot in camera equipment to take 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 rapid-bursts totalling around 150 shots 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 water glare and shot nearly every image at 1/4 seconds so the crashing waves had maximum visual impact Logicor tumescent arthroplastic figured phototype malonanilic.
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1 Jim Norton (James Norton)   (9/8/2005 6:41:52 PM)
Wow Marc you sure did a good job catching the ocean's fury. This is quite beautiful. It's a perspective that you don't see much and captured very well.

The interplay of the light and crashing waves is brilliant.

Nice job.
2 Gianluca Posella   (9/8/2005 7:05:44 PM)
3 cARTerART (Claire Carter)   (9/8/2005 7:15:41 PM)
I want this BIG. It is spectacular, the light is to die for and the effect explosive. You have said you have a problem with compression - I'm sure someone here can help you with that so you can do these wonderful shots justice.
4 Marc Adamus   (9/8/2005 7:48:44 PM)
The compression problem I've mentioned refers mostly to my detailed forest shots. Some of which are 1mb at 850x600(high level JPEG) due to all the information! None will be able to be posted here. This image should have been posted larger, so I re-uploaded it.
5 Roxana_I   (9/8/2005 8:23:14 PM)
This is really an impressive shot, I like it very much. And thanks for sharing the story behind it too, I'm sure it will serve as inspiration to many pb-ers. :)
6 John More   (9/8/2005 8:24:52 PM)
superb shot, light is lovely, and exposure for the water looks just perfect,
7 Bryan M. Bennett   (9/8/2005 9:09:43 PM)
Fantastic image... definitely worth the effort.
8 Kim Adams (Let's go Cardinals! )   (9/8/2005 9:49:58 PM)
oh my gosh, this takes my breath away..stunning!
9 Geralyns Creations (just plain ole me! )   (9/8/2005 9:53:11 PM)
WOW Breath takingly beautiful Wonderful work!
10 randall (more love - less hate)   (9/8/2005 10:24:26 PM)
11 George Oze   (9/9/2005 12:34:31 AM)
The light on the waves makes it a very special image. Well captured and has a great impact!
12 rainman   (9/9/2005 1:10:08 AM)

Fantastic image. Might be the best seascape I have seen this year. Worth the risk, I would say so. A visual treat that should be 40x 60 on somebody's wall.

Take care

13 Janrique (Janet Williams)   (9/9/2005 2:19:53 AM)
Just absolutely fantastic!
14 Lukrecja (Joanna Kilen-Redesiuk)   (9/9/2005 2:57:23 AM)
15 WalterL   (9/9/2005 3:05:36 AM)
Oh Wow!
16 Mohammed AlZahrani   (9/9/2005 4:26:37 AM)
Well captured, it has a great impact specialy the explosion echoed off the far rocks.
17 Jouko   (9/9/2005 4:48:14 AM)
I´m speechless.........
18 Miguel Lasa   (9/9/2005 4:51:38 AM)
19 FrankT ( pot'hbe'chug yay qa)   (9/9/2005 5:00:00 AM)
perfect result Marc...
20 Kenn Reay   (9/9/2005 6:41:24 AM)
Absolutely superb. Combination of fantastic lighting and the power of the water is stunning. A great shot! Kenn
21 David Lavash   (9/9/2005 6:48:34 AM)
Excellent work. A vantage point to die for, as they say ;-))
22 viro   (9/9/2005 8:00:08 AM)
superb image
23 Waleed (Waleed Marhoum)   (9/9/2005 10:11:13 AM)
24 Dalfovo   (9/9/2005 11:11:22 AM)
your pictures can't be better!!! congratulations!!!
25 joe bellantoni   (9/9/2005 11:32:51 AM)
Marc: fantastic view...I can't believ the amount of nice water you got at 1/4 second.What film was this?
26 Marc Adamus   (9/9/2005 11:57:22 AM)
The usual Joe. Velvia 50. I shot it at 50 as I do when lots of water or snow is involved. Those waves were absolutely huge and the spray really hung up in the air. I may have shot some images at 1/8 or 1/2, but I'm fairly certin this was 1/4.
27 Rudi Van Gestel   (9/9/2005 12:43:42 PM)
Wow man, you did a very nice job on this one!!!
Colours, toning, action...!!!
28 Greg (Greg Governale)   (9/9/2005 1:45:31 PM)
A very powerfull image, very nice moment. Parts of the image are very warm in color and parts of the image have a very cool tone. The film you have used exaggerates the effect. It looks slightly unnatural but still very pleasing. Greg Governale
29 Marc Adamus   (9/9/2005 1:51:07 PM)
Yes, it's a matter of shadow and highlight here. Velvia went typically blue in the shadows under clear skies and very warm where it was illuminated in the setting sun. I really love the effect. I may do a B&W conversion at some point and see what happens.
30 Ad   (9/9/2005 3:20:01 PM)
31 mbighin (Mauro Bighin)   (9/9/2005 5:15:52 PM)
32 Sergei Samus (Serega to friends)     (9/9/2005 5:58:57 PM)
Marc, this is best of yours I've seen so far
33 CherylB (I only lie when I do not like your pic)   (9/9/2005 6:09:44 PM)
sheesh! magical.
34 Corry   (9/9/2005 6:54:10 PM)
35 Andy Parisi   (9/9/2005 7:51:52 PM)
Beautiful photo. Looks like a dream. Looking over your portfolio, you are a remarkably accomplished photographer. Your work is simply beautiful.
36 Peter Beddek   (9/9/2005 10:15:28 PM)
Truly inspired Marc. One of the better shots seen in my time on PB.
37 Miroslav   (9/9/2005 11:53:53 PM)
Awesome !!!
38 Igor L. (Igor Laptev)   (9/10/2005 12:39:48 AM)
AMAZING!!!! (Sorry, can't wote)
39 Rewa   (9/10/2005 3:12:26 AM)
Splendid view!
40 frankmedrano   (9/10/2005 3:28:19 AM)
Very gooooooooooooood!
41 dneilson (Dolores Neilson)   (9/10/2005 11:40:14 AM)
Calendar worthy, Marc!! Superb!! I love it!
42 julie Williams   (9/10/2005 11:37:39 PM)
excellent shot, beautiful light
43 Andrei Sliva   (9/12/2005 8:17:16 AM)
I don't know what could be added to this photo!Perfect!!!
44 Rick Coleman   (9/12/2005 7:19:20 PM)
Breathtaking shot! What else is there to say?
45 Fjuzen   (10/7/2005 2:10:22 AM)
Perfect use of shutter-time! Great picture.
46 MJFerron   (10/10/2005 9:35:36 PM)
Wow an excellent seascape. Great timing with the water breaking on multiple rocks.
47 Awais   (10/15/2005 7:43:30 PM)
Here is a Jewele Box. Fantastic
48 Wim Lassche   (10/20/2005 5:55:58 AM)
Wow, you did a exellent job!
49 blu   (2/13/2006 3:16:05 PM)
extraordinary shot!
50 Iren Vatne   (2/25/2006 7:47:50 AM)
This is the best ocean picture I have ever seen! I really admire your work. So many beautiful and excellent pictures! Thank you very much for sharing.
51 KAROLOS TRIVIZAS   (3/6/2006 2:25:16 PM)
Another impressive photo from Marc Adamus.
Combination of high technique and exceptional aesthetic feeling.
Thanks for sharing.
52 Howard Katz   (4/10/2006 1:22:44 PM)
WOW!!! What a stunner!!! This is just a great combination of talent and being in the right place at the right time.
53 Ricardo Oliva   (5/3/2006 6:24:26 AM)
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