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An Ocean's Fury Photo Contest GRAND PRIZE Winner
An Ocean's Fury
An Ocean's Fury
On this day, a tropical storm produced gigantic waves of 30 to 45 feet on the outside and these 20 foot shorebreak monsters.
© Warren Ishii
Jill Battaglia
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    Love the composition, sharpness of the wave caught in action and the color in the water. Love it! :-)

6/15/2003 12:18:13 PM

Carolyn  M. Fletcher
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I've seen this one on another site. It's so beautiful, it looks like a painting. Just a great shot!

Cathy Barrows
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fabulous can feel the power of the far out in the water were you

Warren Ishii
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Cathy, being out in the water to capture this image would have been my last photo taken....I was "safely" situated at least 100 yards away (used a 400mm telephoto lens.) I hope this answers your inquiry.

Roberta Davis
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great caputre! Love it! Where was this??

Warren Ishii
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Roberta, this photo was taken at Kaena Point in Hawaii.

Carol Brill
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Beautifully sharp and clear--love the spectrum of blues and sense of movement you captured.

Gary W. Lake
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Incredible waves! A great shot with wonderful detail.

Mette Vendelboe Allison

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Beautiful shot with so much drama and composition! Good luck!

Mette Vendelboe Allison

member since: 1/28/2003

I absolutely love this one. This is the kind of photo I would hang on my wall and never get tired of looking at! You've captured the beauty of the sea. Congrats and good luck!

7/7/2003 4:19:10 AM

Gary W. Lake
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I agree with Mette - I would never get tired of looking at this one. Congrats - very deserving!

7/7/2003 7:19:53 AM

Wolfgang Dolak

member since: 10/10/2002

Pure power - a fantastic photo, Warren!

7/7/2003 10:06:58 AM

Terry McCully

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Great detail captured here!

7/7/2003 11:52:14 AM

LJ Corliss
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Congrats to you :)

7/7/2003 5:40:34 PM

Ellen Peach
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Fantastic work, Warren....congrats & good luck in the finals!

7/8/2003 1:10:12 PM

Ron Goldman
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Congratulations on being the grand prize winner!!! Beautiful shot.

7/14/2003 4:23:48 PM

Kathleen Clemons
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Congratulations to you!!!!

7/14/2003 4:34:48 PM

Serena Pierce

member since: 3/29/2002

Congratulations Warren!! It's a beautiful image!

7/14/2003 4:42:21 PM

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7/14/2003 4:43:20 PM

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Super gigantic huge swells of congratulations to you Warren!

7/14/2003 4:47:04 PM

Dolores Neilson
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Big congratulations on making the grand!! What an honor considering how many images were entered in the contest this month!! Woo hoooo!!

7/14/2003 5:06:09 PM

Claudia Kuhn
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What a great image you captured Warren! Congratulations on your Grand Prize winner!!!!

7/14/2003 5:37:53 PM

Patrick Campbell
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Congratulations on your big win Warren! Great job as always....Pat

7/14/2003 6:27:25 PM

Jean Papo
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Congratulations, Warren, on this amazing and powerful photo!!!!!!!!! WOWEE!

7/14/2003 6:42:39 PM

Connie L. Carpenter
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Congratulations.... wow, beautiful image.

7/14/2003 7:17:21 PM

Evy Johansen
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Congratulations on your Grand Prize winner! This is a fantastic image!

7/14/2003 7:20:22 PM

Charlotte English
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Gorgeous image Warren. Congrats on this well deserved win! ;o)

7/14/2003 8:20:18 PM

Donna Dunbar
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Congrats on your Grand Prize win. This is an awsome image you really deserve this award.

7/14/2003 8:20:31 PM

David Bec

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Congratulations! It is really worth of Grand Prize!
David Bec

7/15/2003 1:20:49 AM

Mette Vendelboe Allison

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Fantastic grand prize choice. I just love this photo:-) A big congrats from me!

7/15/2003 1:46:50 AM

Theresa McCloskey

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Congratulations - wonderful picture

7/15/2003 3:18:06 AM

Tony Gough
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Congrats on the big win Warren. A very powerful image. I feel the sea spray.

7/15/2003 4:04:34 AM

Dick van Breda
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Congratulations, Warren to win the Grand Prize. Excellent photo and well deserved. Greetings, Dick

7/15/2003 4:10:38 AM

Darren K. Fisher
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Congratulations to you Warren. Well deserved.

7/15/2003 4:25:19 AM

Carolyn  M. Fletcher
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Congrats from me, too. I knew this was the one that would win grand prize! It's outstanding!

7/15/2003 4:35:55 AM

Sharon E. Lowe
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Congrats Warren - this is stupendous!!

7/15/2003 6:40:39 AM

Judith G. Secco
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Congratualtions! Incredible shot!

7/15/2003 6:52:59 AM

Michael S. McCook
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Congrats Warren, Fantastic shot.

7/15/2003 7:19:20 AM

Bernard B. Travers
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Absolutely outstanding photography, Warren. Well deserving of your award. Congratulations.

7/15/2003 7:20:30 AM

Alan Benson

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Congratulations,a fantastic shot,it`s well deserverd.Alan

7/15/2003 7:50:47 AM

Richard P. Morin

member since: 10/28/2002

Congratulations, it's a great shot!

7/15/2003 8:06:22 AM

Terry Gilman

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Absolutely fantastic Warren!

7/15/2003 8:24:17 AM

Gerda Grice
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An absolutely wonderful image of the power and beauty of a strom at sea, Warren! Many congratulations on your GGrand Prize win!

7/15/2003 3:15:04 PM

Darren Alexander
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Hang 10!!! ;-)

Congratulations! What an amazing shot! It kinda looks like something one of the great painters of history could have painted. :-) Great catch!


7/15/2003 5:09:37 PM

Monika Sapek
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What a spectacular capture, Warren! Many congratulations on your Grand Prize win!

7/15/2003 6:57:57 PM

Gary W. Lake
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An excellent choice - congrats on a well-deserved win!

7/16/2003 10:48:21 AM

Nicola Clark

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Congratulations on your win, well deserved.

7/16/2003 1:31:40 PM

Murry Grigsby
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Congratulations on your GP win, Warren.
The colors and light are wonderful as is the feeling of action. Well done!!

7/17/2003 1:04:02 PM

Marija Milovanovic Maksimovic

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Congratulations on your win Warren! Always pleasure to see your great captures of waves.

7/18/2003 4:23:04 PM

Murtaza H. Saeed
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This looks like a chinese painting. One of the paintings that capture so much of the oceans movements, done in black and white, where you feel the water is dancing. You've done all that and more in this lovely colorful photo.

7/20/2003 3:14:48 AM

Bev Nelson

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No Surfers here! Wow Warren, Congrats!

The actual deep natural colour of water, the turbulance between the sea and land created by the storm, rocks, spray, the white caps of the waves...

that is powerful.

Glad to read that you considered your personal safety in staying back to photograph this real natural force of nature.

7/21/2003 1:15:47 AM

Murtaza H. Saeed
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Warren, please tell us what camera you used for this one.

7/21/2003 3:37:06 AM

doug Nelson

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Just when I'd thought I'd seen enough pictures of waves, this one blows me away. I like the sharp focus and fast shutter, too.

7/21/2003 7:38:21 AM

Brenda Tharp
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Wow, Warren! This photograph is really incredible! It shows nature's power and unbelievable beauty all at the same time! Great job - wish I had waves like that when I was at Haena Point! Keep up the beautiful work.

7/28/2003 5:59:21 PM

Karen Seargeant
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WOW, I am just catching up on all the winners. This is just an absolutely wonderful capture! CONGRATS! Well deserved.

7/29/2003 1:58:06 AM

Donna J. Eaton
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I just realized that I didn't say congratulations on winning the grand prize for June!!! I love this one. I get the feeling I'm standing there. I can almost hear the ocean and feel the mist! It's a photograph full of power and beauty! Well done and a big congratulations on your well deserved win!!!

8/3/2003 5:56:02 AM

Christina Bowker
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This is absolutely one of the most beautiful photos I have ever seen. SPECTACULAR!

8/8/2003 8:57:01 AM

Christina Bowker
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This is absolutely one of the most beautiful photos I have ever seen. SPECTACULAR!

8/8/2003 8:57:09 AM

Sharon  Day
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What a beautiful photo of the crashing waves. I enjoyed feasting my eyes on it very much. Congratulations on a job well done :)

7/11/2004 5:52:33 PM

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9/5/2004 8:53:34 AM

Ursula I. Abresch
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Oh Warren, congratulations on this most beautiful picture!!!! I somehow missed it. It is just "WOW"!

7/1/2005 3:17:08 PM

Wes Thomas
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Absolutely awe inspiring. WOW!

8/23/2006 8:08:02 AM

Nancy Donnell
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Fantastic! I wonder if this is one of your photos that I saw all those years ago. It is just breathtaking!

1/19/2008 3:49:36 PM

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