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    Wave crashing at Red Sand beach, Hana, Maui (Hawaii)

    photo by Angela Sevin, Oakland, CA USA

    "Something infinitely small, under certain conditions, operates in a decisive manner. There is no mass so heavy but that a given point is equal to it; for a mass will not fall if a single point in it is upheld, provided that this point be the center of gravity." Simone Weil wrote this during the days of Nazi occupation in France - "brute force is not sovereign in this world...What is sovereign... is limit... Every visible and palpable force is subject to an invisible limit, which it shall never cross. In the sea a wave mounts higher and higher, but at a certain point... it is arrested and forced to descend.... That is the truth which bites at our hearts every time we are penetrated by the beauty of this world. That is the truth which bursts forth in matchless accents of joy in the beautiful and pure parts of the Old Testament, in Greece among the Pythagoreans and all the sages, in China, with Lao Tzu, in the Hindu scriptures, in Egyptian remains." (this came from the book, The Power of Limits: Proportional Harmonies in Nature, Art & Architecture, by Gyorgy Doczi.)

    cream of the crop: most interesting pic
    -Added to the Cream of the Crop pool as my best of 2006.

    Infinity Rain, -Valérie-, lutz3000, and 67 other people added this photo to their favorites.

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    1. George*50 96 months ago | reply

      Awesome shot.

    2. BlueDolphin_Stefania 96 months ago | reply

      Amazing shot! Hawaii is a an interesting and beautiful country and so many things to photograph. Never been there but like what I saw, read and watch on TV.
      Also, you have such beautiful photos on Flickr. Love them!

    3. Scott N GA 96 months ago | reply

      I think this photo is a
      Super Shot
      Please add your photo to
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    4. ^^serkan^^ 96 months ago | reply

      certainly very nice capture

    5. ABucin 96 months ago | reply

      Hi, I'm an admin for a group called The Spark, and we'd love to have your photo added to the group.

      Wonderful photo! I like how you captured the wave "in mid-air".

      A+++ Grade Photo

    6. ~Darius 96 months ago | reply

      A+++ Grade Photo

    7. Festblues ~ [...on Flickr Break...] 96 months ago | reply

      That is one awesome shot. Great blue ;o)

      A+++ Grade Photo

    8. lolly180 96 months ago | reply

      great shot

      A+++ Grade Photo

    9. wings1065 96 months ago | reply


    10. scuba_margie 95 months ago | reply

      Excellent capture
      Award Final v1 - Gold1
      ~~ Congratulations! ~~
      Your photo won the challenge at Photo Face-Off!
      Please post it to our pool.

    11. angie_dj 95 months ago | reply

      ¡Qué fuerza! Me encanta la foto.

    12. Rodrigo_Soldon 91 months ago | reply

      Hi, I'm an admin for a group called Wonderful photos for the world - Please comment on two (2), and we'd love to have your photo added to the group.

    13. _vanitY_ 91 months ago | reply

      4 A+++ logo's?
      Post your photo HERE , and maybe someone gives you the 5the one

      Seen in A+++ Photo (Post 1 give A+++ logo to 3 pics)-1/day-Read Rules (?)

    14. JP-Flanigan 90 months ago | reply

      Hi, I'm an admin for a group called Maui or NOT Maui!, and we'd love to have your photo added to the group.

    15. Tanya Sharkey 88 months ago | reply

      Award Final v1 - Platinum1
      ~~ Congratulations! ~~
      Your photo beat the other Medals at Photo Face-Off!
      You are now eligible for The Brackets!
      Please post this photo to our platinum gallery at PFO Platinum.

      Seen in a discussion of Photo Face-Off Challenges. (?)

    16. nikonkell Kelly Wade Photography 76 months ago | reply

      Aloha! I'm an admin for a group called Hawaii Paradise Please Post Your Wonderful Hawaii Picture at Hawaii Paradise

    17. smb_oldie 71 months ago | reply


      You have won challenge #13 in Anything Goes! Challenge Group. Please post your picture to the group pool so that everyone can ooo and ahh. You have 2 hours to start a new challenge. Otherwise, an admin/mod will get a new one going.

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