Rogue Wave

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    hits the Ocean Grove Fishing Pier on Friday. That same day there was extensive flooding in Asbury Park and Loch Arbor. I had trouble keeping the camera steady with the rough gale force winds hitting the shore.

    -Added to the Cream of the Crop pool as the Best of 2005.

    Ocean Grove Beach
    National Registry of Historic Places
    Monmouth County
    Neptune Township, NJ, USA

    This photo was featured on Explore on October 17, 2005.
    Highest position: 46 on Sunday, October 1, 2006.

    This is my 3rd 5000+ photo!

    revgriddler, Nate Swanson, and 28 other people added this photo to their favorites.

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    1. kelpwoman [deleted] 92 months ago | reply

      WoW! I'll be those folks ran! Why in the world were they even that close in the first place?? The proverbial chickens in the rain? Thank goodness your wife was there to drag you to safety, otherwise you might have gotten an even better shot! haha My hubby is always interfering with what might have been my best shot ever.

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    2. FOTOGRAFIA.Nelo.Esteves 92 months ago | reply

      It was very windy and a nice surf, but no one forsee the rogue wave :) And you are right. If it wasn't for her, I'd probably would have stayed out there and been VERY WET from that wave LOL She does have an uncanny ability to take me out of danger quickly. Then again, if she didn't, I'd probably have better shots :)

    3. FOTOGRAFIA.Nelo.Esteves 91 months ago | reply

      kureselisinmaorg Thanks!

    4. cg.. [deleted] 90 months ago | reply

      it's a great photo, I like the blur, fits well to the situation and the weather

    5. FOTOGRAFIA.Nelo.Esteves 88 months ago | reply

      Very similar thoughts were going through my mind at the time :)

    6. Agus Ostolaza. 88 months ago | reply


    7. NJ Photographer 85 months ago | reply

      Very cool shot!!

    8. Moleque [deleted] 84 months ago | reply

      very cool !!! fantastic moment!!!!

    9. awcantor17 78 months ago | reply

      Wow! This photo is Great!
      An ominous sky , a tumultuous wave to match.
      It makes me wanna RUN before the pier snaps apart!.
      Good job, Nelo!

    10. Free Of The Demon 78 months ago | reply

      Great Shot!
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    11. FOTOGRAFIA.Nelo.Esteves 78 months ago | reply

      awcantor17 Thanks very much!

      Thank you!

    12. 1Avalon1 62 months ago | reply

      Great shot . I feel the energy, I can't believe I missed that day, the surfing must have been great the following day.

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