"September Gale" Grand Haven Breakwater Lighthouse is located in the harbor of Grand Haven, Michigan

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Waves pound the Grand Haven Breakwater Lighthouse as a September cold front brings Gale force winds. (Note the man with the pink surfboard, I watched him jump in!)

Camera - Nikon D700
Lens - Nikon 70-300mm
Focal length - 220mm
Exposure - 1/250
Cropping - no
Aperture - f/11
Filters - cpl
ISO - 200
Quality - raw
Exposure blending - no
Adobe RGB color space

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  1. BStarrArt 46 months ago | reply

    Insanely gorgeous!

  2. valentino * 43 months ago | reply

    bella fotografia

  3. farlane 43 months ago | reply

    Hey John - featuring your photo today on Celebrate Lighthouses at the Great Lakes Lighthouse Festival on Michigan in Pictures.

    Thanks for sharing in the Absolute Michigan pool!!

  4. trapezemike 42 months ago | reply

    Absolutely SPECTACULAR !!!!!!!!

  5. Sean Batten 42 months ago | reply

    Amazing shot!

  6. lloydboy52 41 months ago | reply

    Excellent shot!

  7. Roger_T 39 months ago | reply

    awesome!! An excellent picture.

  8. kentsmith9 39 months ago | reply


    This is a masterpiece!

    . . . Seen in Art of Images (?Add 1 - Award 3?)

    Reach 6 Awards & 6 Faves to enter
    The Best Portraits or The Best Captures


  9. MYSSFIT 38 months ago | reply

    Magnifique et spectaculaire

  10. farlane 37 months ago | reply

    Hey John, looped back to feature this on Happy World Water Day at Absolute Michigan.

    It's the most popular water photo in the Absolute Michigan pool ... definitely for good reason! Thanks as always...

  11. flickaway1 35 months ago | reply

    AWESOME!! simply AWESOME

  12. carlini.sonia 28 months ago | reply

    Questa foto è stata selezionata per partecipare ad una gara
    Your photo has been selected to participate in a contest

    Invito inoltrato dagli Admin del gruppo
    Invitation sent by group's Admin

    Wow factor

    Per partecipare ad una gara a numero chiuso (solo 30 foto),
    puoi postare in dimensione MEDIA 500

    To participate in a subject oriented contest limited to 30 images,
    please post your photo in MEDIUM size (500)

    !!!::::: #412 - Fari e mare -:::::!!!
    Posta qui/Post it here

  13. bonjshar 26 months ago | reply

    Wonderful image with beautiful light and color!

  14. P- R- O [deleted] 25 months ago | reply

    Beautiful Shot

  15. farlane 20 months ago | reply

    Hey John - came back to feature this on Stay Safe in the Great Lakes! on Absolute Michigan.

    FYI, it's the most popular photo for "waves" in the Absolute Michigan pool!

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