Open Water

I was back at Port Aransas this weekend and just in time to see some dramatic storms roll in. This one was shot early in the morning using my wide angle lens and holding the camera just above the water as a wave came in. I had to take the shot and immediately yank the camera up to avoid getting it doused with sea water. This worked for a while but after a few close calls, a soaked neck strap, and a fairly good splash across the back of the camera I got the heck out.


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  • John Black 9y

    Very cool!
  • 1dudetknpix 9y

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  • .sanden. PRO 9y

    i feel almost motion sickness - great capture. This would be a great IMAX shot
  • Ellyn B. PRO 9y

    Absolutely gorgeous. Love the way the fowm makes little ribbons on the wave crest. Great shot!
  • George Cathcart PRO 9y

    Superb wave shot. The sea and the clouds together convey the power of the storm.
  • minions & myrmidons PRO 9y

    yikesees, this is making me seasick and i love it.
  • Steve 9y

    Excellent shot!
  • laanba 9y

    Congratulations! This photo is featured in this week's Spotlight at Houston Photobloggers.
  • Andy Heatwole 9y

    Thanks everyone! I had taken several shots in this series and most had much more "crashing" action but I thought the lighting in this one really set it apart.
  • Dennis Baniaga PRO 9y

    kudos to you, this is awesome
  • cimista 9y

    incredible shot! your photos are amazing! congratulations
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    Phenominal image!

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  • Randy 9y

    you are brave, great work!
  • Joel Bedford PRO 9y

    one of my favorite faves! this is fabulous. Could you rotate canvas 1 degree counterclockwise (please!).
  • John Fanning PRO 9y

    Another great shot! Did you use an ND filter for this shot?
  • Andy Heatwole 9y

    No filters on this one. Just early morning and an overcast sky.
  • Örlygur Hnefill 8y

  • Graham Mazereeuw 8y

    woah great job! this is a great shot
  • Eddie Nyul Jr. PRO 4y

    Wonderful photography...absolutely beautiful and well composed...
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