Smooth Landing

© Francis Cailles

Smooth Landing

teresina m. wheaton 8/13/2005 10:07:22 AM

Wow is all I can say. This is beautifully done great job. #293838

Brinn MacDougall 8/13/2005 10:12:28 AM

Wonderful capture, Francis..Beautiful! #1713106

Laura E. OConnor 8/13/2005 10:20:20 AM

Definitely a WOW image, Francis! #1713130

William C. Raco 8/13/2005 10:48:43 AM

Wonderful color, light and exposure.
Superb work, Franceis!


Rosemary Sampson 8/13/2005 10:54:13 AM

Great shot! and why not let your imagination go crazy! Good for you! #1713172

Duane Carter 8/13/2005 11:16:01 AM

Very beautiful and a great result from the length of the exposure, Francis!!! I think that's excactly what it looks like. #1713211

Sylvia Rossler 8/13/2005 2:02:23 PM

Beautiful capture Francis ! Hope I can get a picture like this next week on my italy holiday :) #1713581

Bobbie Davis 8/13/2005 2:30:53 PM

Oh my GOODNESS!! This is absolutely breathtaking Francis!!!! #1713650

Julie Gamicchia 8/13/2005 6:40:47 PM

Beautiful!! #1714056

bob cornelison 8/13/2005 9:46:33 PM

Nice shot!
~:O) #1714352

Marc E. Adamus 8/17/2005 2:06:25 PM

Francis, I've been out on the Oregon Coast for two days now, trying to capture something like this as well as many other things. I had no idea how hard it would be! Either the wave is too small, or two big and it swamps my camera case lying on the sand behind me (already happened once, not much damage thankfully). Furthermore, the shadow detail is not easy to capture on the dark side of a rock facing the horizon, but you've managed the exposure wonderfully. To get the perfect wave receding with the perfect shutter and a magnificent sky to back it up is truly remarkable. Congrats! #1728837

Cora Miller 8/24/2005 11:55:13 PM

I'm in complete agreement with Marc, this is a truly remarkable image, Francis. And one of my all time favorites of yours. Absolutely exceptional work!!! #1763574

LJ Corliss 9/23/2005 11:24:26 PM

Congrats :) #1873168

Jill Odice 9/24/2005 1:11:46 AM

I knew i'd find you here Francis! Congrats buddy! :-) #1873523

KHAWLA Haddad 9/24/2005 5:50:05 AM

Congratulations on your wonderful finalist!!!!! #1874918

Paul A. Harrett 9/24/2005 8:58:46 AM

Congratulations on this stunning image! #1876204

Sandy Landon 9/24/2005 10:49:03 AM

Congrats!!!! #1877014

The Judges at 9/24/2005 11:02:53 AM

Extremely well done in all respects. #1877139

Kim Helmick 9/24/2005 11:38:17 AM

Outstanding work Francis! Congrats! #1877404

Susan L. Vasquez 9/24/2005 8:43:52 PM

Congratulations Francis! #1879793

Francis Cailles 9/24/2005 8:51:01 PM

wow...Thanks for all the comments! Thanks also to the judges whose comment I find quite flattering...

As they say in the Grammy's and Oscar' really IS an honor to be a finalist... especially considering the caliber of work posted on this site.

Once again, my sincere thanks to everyone's generous comments and kind wishes. #1879819

Cathy Stancil 9/24/2005 9:39:37 PM

Incredible image once again...Congrats on your finalist, and good luck on the next round Francis ! #1879968

Jennifer Rennison 9/24/2005 10:29:44 PM

Stunning image, Francis! Beautiful light, depth, perspective and tones! Congratulations on this gorgeous finalist! #1880104

Lorri Shank 9/25/2005 10:21:38 AM

An amazing photo. Congrats on making
FINALIST! #1881890

Jill Battaglia 9/25/2005 4:43:28 PM

Your work is stunning and this is no exception! Congrats Francis! #1883319

Duane Carter 9/26/2005 6:45:35 AM

Congratulations Francis, this is such a wonderful capture!!! #1885777

Sandra Freyler 9/26/2005 6:47:34 PM

Awesome image! Very beautiful! Congratulations! #1888218

Kerby Pfrangle 9/26/2005 11:31:31 PM

Francis congratulations on your second place. Job well done. KErby #1889256

Kay Beausoleil 9/27/2005 6:37:57 AM

Patience and an artistic eye paid off beautifully in this splendid image -- congratulations on your win, Francis! #1890756

Joyce ONeil 9/27/2005 6:48:23 AM

Congrats! #1890820

KHAWLA Haddad 9/27/2005 8:35:05 AM

Congratulations on your wonderful winner!!!!!! #1891275

Guy D. Biechele 9/27/2005 10:18:53 AM

Spectacular seascape!! Congrats on your win! #1891869

Jennifer Rennison 9/27/2005 10:48:39 AM

Congratulations on your win! #1891960

Luhut Napitupulu 9/27/2005 7:01:02 PM

A stunning image, Francis! Congratulations on your win! #1893473

Cora Miller 9/27/2005 9:25:42 PM

Congratulations once again, Francis! You're just too good!!! :) #1893725

Duane Carter 9/28/2005 8:02:22 AM

Congratulations, Francis, for your win with this beautiful capture!!!! #1895131

Joannie Bertucci 9/28/2005 4:17:07 PM

Francis, let me be the first to congratulate you on your win this month! :-) Actually I'm very near the end of the line! She's a beauty and very well deserves this win! #1896701

Serena Pierce 9/28/2005 7:48:05 PM

Very cool image! Congratulations!! #1897294

Terrill Province 10/10/2005 8:36:18 AM

STUNNING!!! Congratulations! #1936750

Holly Gedert 10/21/2005 6:28:45 AM

Beautiful photo. Could you share the camera settings? #1976610

Lewis P. Church 11/7/2005 4:33:34 AM

Neat shot! #2043357

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I think the water pattern behind the rock gives the impression that the rock came in from the ocean and landed on the beach. I know, I know...sometimes my imagination can be wild :-) Shutter speed @ 2 secs for silky water effect.

Uploaded on 8/13/2005 9:38:52 AM

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Camera: Nikon D100 Digital SLR Camera All Time Best Photo Contest Editor's Pick Photo Contest SECOND PLACE Winner

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