Rogue Wave

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!

  • kelpwoman 8y

    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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  • FOTOGRAFIA.Nelo.Esteves PRO 8y

    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 :)
  • FOTOGRAFIA.Nelo.Esteves PRO 8y

    kureselisinmaorg Thanks!
  • cg.. 8y

    it's a great photo, I like the blur, fits well to the situation and the weather
  • FOTOGRAFIA.Nelo.Esteves PRO 8y

    Thanks very much!
  • Brian Chase 8y

    Great shot!
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  • FOTOGRAFIA.Nelo.Esteves PRO 8y

    Very similar thoughts were going through my mind at the time :)
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  • NJ Photographer PRO 7y

    Very cool shot!!
  • FOTOGRAFIA.Nelo.Esteves PRO 7y

    Thank you very much!
  • Simone Giovanelli 7y

    very cool !!! fantastic moment!!!!
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  • awcantor17 7y

    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!
  • Free Of The Demon 7y

    Great Shot!
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  • FOTOGRAFIA.Nelo.Esteves PRO 7y

    awcantor17 Thanks very much!

    Thank you!
  • 1Avalon1 5y

    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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Taken on October 14, 2005
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