The Big One
- matatur (5312)
- [2008-09-28 9:03]
A beautiful scene with surging high seas Bob, I can almost hear the thunder of the crashing waves. A fine capture in gray tonal scales and a perfect scan, TFS this dynamic image my friend.
- jaycee (25460)
- [2008-09-28 9:54]
And I bet you were the only one out there taking pictures! Another magnificent black and white shot. You captured the fury of the waves so perfectly that I can almost hear them. I actually can feel the wind - I came in from outside and said it feels like a hurricane out there. I took a look at the weather report to see just how strong they were and all it said was strong winds tomorrow. That's Tucson!
- EOSF1 (23955)
- [2008-09-28 10:59]
Great shot Bob! Very impressive image full of power, well done. Good note too,
- Trekker317 (92)
- [2008-09-28 12:35]
Very impressive and great shot!
Thanks for sharing!Thierry
- tuslaw (19883)
- [2008-09-28 20:25]
Beautiful B&W action shot BOB,
Must say you have more nerve then I do when it comes to standing that close to a drop off, especially in this type of weather.
Love the wave action and the misty spray which is very evident in your photo. I'm sure you will always remember this particular day and what it felt like and sounded like as you were standing there. TFS.
- Adanac (21378)
- [2008-09-28 21:46]
Black and white makes this image even more menacing looking. Fantastic moment captured by your talent.
- ramthakur (56953)
- [2008-09-28 23:18]
Bob, you dare-devil! You almost lost your life to the vicious El Nino 25 years ago. I can feel the fear in my when I look at those gigantic waves. The noise too must have been deafening, right?
This is once-in-a-life time capture and we are fortunate to see it so well preserved.
Thanks and take care.
- Heaven (7912)
- [2008-09-28 23:36]
Beautiful, impressive and wild... this black&white picture is moving. It transmits the power of the storm at best and makes us feel small and humble... A precious witness of passed years.
- oanaotilia (3416)
- [2008-09-29 8:35]
I was 3 years old then, but only in the last years I heard about that devastating ElNino.I admire your curage to stop and to take some soots. Problably, I would not dare to stop...I suppouse that This black and white picture is more dramatic than a colored picture...
All the best, Oana
- SunToucher (11162)
- [2008-09-29 8:44]
Thats funny. I just uploaded a black and white seascape and went for a quick look in the critique tab of the gallery and saw that you've posted this beauty. I whish I had such great waves when I visited my spot.
I can imagine your delight to find such a gem hidden in your archive. I whish I had them somewhere in a shoebox. You really captured the essence of the storm in this photo.
- nglen (36145)
- [2008-09-29 10:22]
Hi Bob. This was the big one and you were there just at the right time. looks good in b/w. Well done tfs.
- Silvio2006 (102073)
- [2008-09-29 12:02]
Hi Bob, great power fron sea in your superb B&W composition, very well done my friend, ciao Silvio
- JoshLewis (909)
- [2008-09-29 16:03]
Wow, what an event! What a storm! Sounds more frightening then I have ever had. What a great photo too! The black and white adds a dramatic effect. I'm so glad you made it out safe! It's not safe to go to the ocean during storms like these. Anyways, you made it, and everything was ok. Thank you very much for sharing this story with us, it is something to remember for a life time! Cheers Josh Lewis.
- uleko (10940)
- [2008-09-29 22:31]
Wow, those gigantic waves rolling in look very fierce indeed! I'm glad you escaped but no doubt press photographers have to take risks to get those special shots! Very well done! (I look forward to tomorrow's insect!!)
TFS and kind regards, Ulla
- oscarromulus (42)
- [2008-09-30 7:05]
What an ADVENTURE!!!
Am so happy you have shared this one with us.
Bob, this is your pal from up north....eh!!!.
- joey (24909)
- [2008-09-30 8:45]
Wow! Look at that sea! It looks like distant mountains :-)
Very good capture Bob. You bring across the power of the ocean really well.
Superb exposure and composition.
I'm glad you found it again :-)
- Yeoman (38)
- [2008-09-30 12:53]
Une très impressionnante photo, tant par les émotions occasionnées par cette vague que par son rendu très particulier. Une ambiance fabuleuse, et une photo exceptionnelle à plus d'un titre.
- CeltickRanger (37400)
- [2008-10-01 6:53]
superb ocean and waves action shot from your souvenirs,
excellent B/W composition with excellent contrast
bettwen those 2 colours, TFS