Ocean Fury!

© Marc E. Adamus

Ocean Fury!

Dean R. Fledderjohann level-classic 9/8/2005 3:15:22 PM

Wow! I love this. #307225

Jill Odice level-classic 9/8/2005 3:26:28 PM

Marc, I knew this was one of yours when I saw the thumbnail! You go the extra mile to get THE shot! And it's worth it...Awesome power in this shot! #1815522

Marc A. Bailey 9/8/2005 3:33:56 PM

Wow, Marc, what can I say, this is truly spectacular, the power, the lighting, all perfect. Great work! #1815539

Barbara Helgason 9/8/2005 3:55:39 PM

This is stunning, an amazing capture, WOW, WOW!!! #1815594

Joline Frazier 9/8/2005 3:58:25 PM

Totally gorgeous, and well worth the wait. This is truly unique. #1815601

Judy S. Fung 9/8/2005 4:03:47 PM

Beautiful capture, Marc!! #1815618

Bala Ananthan 9/8/2005 4:31:06 PM

Just Beautiful. Wondering what Aperture you used?


Anita Taylor 9/8/2005 4:48:53 PM

Incredible, Marc! The waves look like little fireworks going off around the rocks! #1815702

Marc E. Adamus 9/8/2005 4:50:46 PM

Bala, I used an aperture of F11. Sorry I left it out of the description. #1815708

Linda Proctor 9/8/2005 5:19:21 PM

Fantastic Marc!!! Have no other words to use!! Except beautiful #1815754

Julie Gamicchia 9/8/2005 6:28:58 PM

Wow! Wonderful work Marc, well done! #1815954

Patty Razonable 9/8/2005 6:53:09 PM

WoW!! This is a magnificent capture!! In Hawaii, the number one rule is never to turn your back from an incoming wave. #1815998

Colette M. Metcalf 9/8/2005 7:30:16 PM

This is amazing!!! #1816067

Kaye Burazin 9/8/2005 9:38:21 PM

breathtaking,such poetry in motion, I am awe struck Marc!!! #1816443

Sandra Freyler 9/8/2005 11:33:37 PM

What a beautiful image. You have such awesome photos in your galleries, words cannot describe how great they are! #1816547

Andrea W. Hedgepeth 9/10/2005 9:44:44 AM

Wow, Marc, like all the other images in your gallery, this is Gorgeous! #1821422

Ken Grooms 9/10/2005 5:42:18 PM

Wonderful lesson, wonderful scene, wonderful detail, wonderful lighting, wonderful moment, wonderful image quality...wonderful EVERYTHING! #1822517

Robyn Mackenzie 9/11/2005 11:06:49 PM

This is awesomely beautiful - magical!! I just LOVE your gallery, and agree with previous comments that you should publish a book of your photos. #1826024

Viveca Venegas level-classic 9/12/2005 2:21:40 PM

I love this. it is Splendid. Great lihjt. #1829077

Birgit Klee level-classic 9/12/2005 11:54:45 PM

This is amazingly wonderful!!! You're VERY good... Great work!!!
Your gallery is unbelievable!!!
Birgit #1830395

Kate Jackson level-classic 9/13/2005 11:58:17 AM

Oh all the above. You are one brave photographer Marc and a 1st place winner is not high enough :] #1832849

Angela Tull level-classic 9/18/2005 10:30:06 AM

This is a wonderful photo, I've enjoyed viewing your gallery. #1851956

Lewis P. Church 10/15/2005 11:00:07 AM

Not only are you an "excellent" photographer, but your willingness to put yourself and your equipment on the line for a "shot" raises you up to a high level of professionalism and seriousness. Your gallery is inspirational! #1955290

Dolores Neilson 10/21/2005 3:54:55 AM

Marc...I've seen this over and over at PBlink and never tire of it. I think it's easily worthy of grand!! Congrats on finalist...I look forward to seeing it further.
www.photographybydolores.com #1975760

Angela Tull 10/21/2005 5:29:20 AM

Congrats! Great photo! #1976311

Kerry Haines level-classic 10/21/2005 7:29:21 AM

Amazing capture Marc! Such striking beauty it's captivating. Where exactly on the Oregon coast did you capture this? The Oregon coastline is without a doubt so beautiful. Congrats on being a finalist. #1977148

Chris Macer 10/21/2005 7:57:20 AM

Congrats on the finalist, Marc! Outstanding :) #1977417

Karen Rahlf 10/21/2005 5:28:02 PM

Congrats Marc! This is an awesome shot. I love your gallery. If you put 12 of your photos into a calendar, I'd be the first to buy it. Simply stunning. #1980873

Rick Clark 10/21/2005 7:19:19 PM

Excellent image, great job! #1981587

Melissa L. Zavadil 10/22/2005 12:04:34 AM

Congrats on this wonderful image!! #1982258

The Judges at BetterPhoto.com 10/22/2005 6:02:40 AM

A wonderful play of light, motion and energy! #1983079

Lori Carlson 10/22/2005 4:37:16 PM

So neat Marc! Looks like water fireworks! WTG stunt photographer! :0) And congratulations! :0) #1985485

Nicole Kessel 10/22/2005 7:12:57 PM

Stunning as always, Marc! I love how you mention the risk of your equipment and not your own well being!! You are an inspiration! #1986038

Barbara Helgason 10/23/2005 10:27:40 AM

Let me be the first to congratulate you on this amazing GRAND PRIZE win Marc! I loved it the first time I saw it and I am so glad this stunningly beautiful capture got the recognition it deserved!!! #1988208

Sara And Dick level-classic 10/23/2005 10:33:56 AM

It took my breath away - WOW!!! Congratulations! Sara & Dick #1988227

Robert Mann level-classic 10/23/2005 10:35:47 AM

Awesome image in every respect, Marc! The risk was well worth it and I am glad all your equipment is OK. Big congrats on your Grand Prize! #1988235

Ermanno Radice level-classic 10/23/2005 11:05:14 AM

Formidable image, many congratulations on your well deserved Gran Prize win, Marc!!!!! #1988350

Joy E. Cobb level-classic 10/23/2005 11:05:32 AM

Congratulations on your Grand Prize winner! Wonderful image. #1988352

Melissa L. Zavadil level-classic 10/23/2005 11:07:20 AM

GRAND PRIZE MARK!!! WAY TO GO!!!! YOUR ROCK!!! :) #1988361

Terry L. Ellis level-classic 10/23/2005 11:11:34 AM

Congratulations, Mark, on this stunning grand prize win! Your story is gripping!! #1988383

Hendrik Storme 10/23/2005 11:12:30 AM

Congratulations on your Grand Prize winner! #1988390

Bob Cammarata 10/23/2005 11:18:14 AM

Many congrats Marc on your Grand Prize win!

Robyn Gwilt 10/23/2005 11:33:51 AM

Congrats on your Grand Prize Winner - it was worth the risk of getting wet!! Awesome! #1988482

Jenny Bosmans 10/23/2005 11:35:39 AM

Congratulations on your fantastic Grand Prize win, Marc! :) #1988491

KHAWLA Haddad 10/23/2005 11:48:27 AM

CONGRATULATIONS on fantastic Grand Prize win, Marc way to go!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! #1988538

Pamela Shane 10/23/2005 11:51:31 AM

Breathtaking - congratulations on a spectacular, & deserving Grand Prize Winner Marc!!!! ~Pam~ #1988554

Nicole Kessel 10/23/2005 12:14:57 PM

Congratulations, Marc!! #1988704

Nicole Kessel 10/23/2005 12:15:07 PM

Congratulations, Marc!! #1988706

Stephen A. Liverman 10/23/2005 12:17:37 PM

Mark, as an aspiring landscape photographer, your images are an inspiration to me. This photo is a worthy grand prize winner. Congratulations on this and all your beautiful work. #1988724

Rakesh Syal level-classic 10/23/2005 12:21:04 PM

Spectacular capture and great win!!! Congratulations!!! #1988746

Igor Laptev 10/23/2005 12:21:47 PM

This is AMAZING shot, Marc! #1988752

Carolyn M. Fletcher level-classic 10/23/2005 12:35:37 PM

Spectacular shot!! Big congrats!!! #1988832

Bill Houghton 10/23/2005 1:14:44 PM

This is a spectacular shot Marc. Congratulations on your win. #1988980

Judith G. Secco 10/23/2005 1:25:34 PM

Spectacular seems to be the word here. Just amazing. Congratulations! #1989023

Lorri Shank 10/23/2005 1:45:08 PM

Marc, this is a Grand Prize Winner if I ever saw one. Amazing photo! Congrats! #1989129

Jill M. Flusemann 10/23/2005 2:14:23 PM

Congratulations, Marc! WWWOOOWWW... this is a wonderful winner! #1989208

Olivia Navarro 10/23/2005 2:34:48 PM

Incredible shot, Marc! Huge congrats on this VERY deserving Grand Prize win!!! #1989238

Mike Yang 10/23/2005 2:36:48 PM

Wow,what a great capture! Thank you for offering such an amazing shot,Marc! #1989239

Jason Kravitz 10/23/2005 2:47:04 PM

Brilliant shot - love the lighting and frozen action - congrats! #1989276

Nicole Grimsley 10/23/2005 3:00:15 PM

Honestly such a well deserved Grand Prize win! Great shot and your gallery is amazing! Congrats! #1989315

John Rivera level-classic 10/23/2005 3:33:51 PM

Well Deserved Congrats Marc! YOur are the toast of the town! #1989431

Jill Flynn level-classic 10/23/2005 3:36:57 PM

Congratulations on your GRAND PRICE WIN Mark! Inspiring work. #1989441

Birgit Klee 10/23/2005 3:43:46 PM

Hi Marc!
Nobody deserves it more than you... You make divine photos... I truly admire all of your work!!!
You have a God given talent and you use it the best ways (o;=
Love ALL your beautiful pictures both here and at your website...
Birgit #1989465

Kay Beausoleil level-classic 10/23/2005 3:52:59 PM

Fantastic impact -- congratulations on your Grand Prize win, Marc! #1989486

Donna J. Eaton 10/23/2005 3:54:33 PM

A fantastic image Marc! Many congrats on your grand prize win! #1989494

Wendy Stevenson 10/23/2005 3:58:51 PM

Congratulations on this spectacular GRAND PRIZE image!!! An inspiration to all Marc!! #1989509

Ronald F. Fischer 10/23/2005 4:01:48 PM

Marc, you are definitely deserving of a Grand Prize winner with this photo. It is one of the best of its kind I have ever seen! It proves that hard work and effort pay off!! #1989522

Ronald F. Fischer 10/23/2005 4:02:11 PM

Marc, you are definitely deserving of a Grand Prize winner with this photo. It is one of the best of its kind I have ever seen! It proves that hard work and effort pay off!! #1989524

Jen 10/23/2005 4:15:04 PM

WOW!! This is extremely beautiful!!! congratulations! #1989560

Arturs Petersons 10/23/2005 4:18:34 PM

Really great job! Nothing compares to velvia ;) #1989566

Donna La Mattino Pagakis level-classic 10/23/2005 4:52:50 PM

Well worth the effort!!! Congratulations! #1989630

Susana Ms Heide level-classic 10/23/2005 5:02:43 PM

Another CONGRATS for this GOLDEN inage!!!! WOW!! Definitely a lot of impact in this beautifully lit scene! #1989664

Casey A. Hanson 10/23/2005 5:33:55 PM

Many congrats on this breathtaking and exciting capture, Marc! Well done! :0) #1989742

Sandy Landon 10/23/2005 5:46:21 PM

Excellent capture!!! Many congrats! #1989787

Peter Mantione 10/23/2005 6:10:05 PM

Congrats on a wonderful win and a beautiful gallery.

Peter Mantione #1989831

Kristi A. Howson 10/23/2005 6:35:57 PM

Awesome lighting and motion effects here Marc...It's always a great feeling when you take the risks to get the pic you're were after..Congratulations on this magnificent Grand Prize Winner!!! #1989864

Brian A. Wolter 10/23/2005 6:38:02 PM

Way to go Marc!!! You definitely deserved the grand prize for this shot. #1989868

Christopher P. Murray 10/23/2005 6:45:31 PM

outstanding,inspirational to all those who seek perfection. congrats on a well deserved win. #1989896

Rhonda Smith 10/23/2005 7:10:41 PM

This is an amazing shot Marc.. very well deserved grand prize win.. I'm glad to hear your camera gear survived the excursion too :~) #1989996

Cathy M. Gromball 10/23/2005 7:12:33 PM

Congratulations, Marc! Excellent work!

Cathy :) #1990004

Evy Johansen level-classic 10/23/2005 7:15:34 PM

WOW... Stunning!!! Big congratulations on your well deserved Grand Prize, Marc!! #1990016

Dolores Neilson 10/23/2005 7:37:40 PM

No surprises here, Marc!! "Easily worthy of grand"...like I said!! Hah! BIG BIG congrats!! #1990151

Dan Holm level-classic 10/23/2005 9:17:24 PM

CONGRATULATIONS on this incredible, most deserving GRAND PRIZE, Marc!!! #1990486

Alton I. Vance 10/23/2005 10:23:00 PM

Absolutely gorgeous and a well deserved grand prize winner. Your risk was well worth the effort. #1990587

Birgit Klee 10/24/2005 12:29:51 AM

The best of the BEST!!!
Klee #1990724

Pat Gamwell 10/24/2005 12:30:07 AM

Breathtaking! Thank you for taking a chance & sharing this beauty. #1990725

Penny Steiner 10/24/2005 12:56:12 AM

Congratulations on your Grand Prize win. What an honor and most deserved.


Shiva 10/24/2005 1:57:08 AM

Congratulations Marc! truly an amazing shot. #1990811

Donna R. Moratelli 10/24/2005 2:27:25 AM

Great job Mark! Congratulations!
I love the discription of HOW the image was made too. Very dramatic. I visualized you standing there with the tripod on the rocks. #1990856

Patricia Robinson Trapp 10/24/2005 5:33:40 AM

Stunning photograph, Marc! Gorgeous capture!!! Congratulations on a very well deserved Grand Prize Win!! #1991629

Piotr M. Organa 10/24/2005 6:01:05 AM

I'm glad that you made it back safely with this awesome photo! I love your comment, too!
Congratulations on your Grand!!! #1991750

Marc A. Bailey 10/24/2005 6:27:03 AM

congratulations Marc, an absolutely stunning image, a truly well deserved winner! well done! #1991880

Shelly A. Van Camp level-classic 10/24/2005 7:49:09 AM

Congrats!! Very Pretty! #1992245

Melanie Murray 10/24/2005 8:33:10 AM

This is the first of your pictures I have seen and I must say, very impressive. Congratulations on your well deserved Grand Prize. #1992415

Luhut Napitupulu 10/24/2005 9:22:29 AM

I am speechless to see this fantastic shot, Marc! Salute! Congratulations on your Grand Prize win! #1992612

doug Nelson 10/24/2005 10:20:35 AM

A good example of making a photograph, as opposed to taking a picture. You knew what you wanted and went to the effort to make it happen. Well done! #1992893

Julianne K. First 10/24/2005 11:13:11 AM

Absolutely stunning! and congrats on your win! #1993222

Robyn Gwilt 10/24/2005 11:53:23 AM

Hey Marc, I just came back from your gallery - are we living on the same planet as you - WOW!!! Oh to shoot 1 pic, thats half as good as any of those in yr gallery - your technical knowledge must be enormous!! Simply sublime. #1993364

Goshka G. 10/24/2005 12:14:46 PM

Congratulations on this absolutely exquisite capture, Marc!!! I really admire the lengths you will go to to get just the right shot!! Wonderful gallery as well! #1993452

Judy S. Fung 10/24/2005 12:29:42 PM

Congrats on your grand prize win, Marc! #1993514

Kathleen R. Struckle 10/24/2005 12:40:54 PM

Congrats Marc on this wonderful image!! Just gorgeous!! #1993565

Mary Clarke 10/24/2005 12:41:17 PM

Many, many congratulations on this magnificent Grand Prize Winner Marc. #1993569

Katrina McMeans 10/24/2005 1:44:16 PM

WOW! This is so AWESOME!!! Congratulations!
~K #1993779

Joline Frazier 10/24/2005 1:59:54 PM

I remember this from the Sept submit, and was awed by it then, and still am. Big congratulations on this incredible shot. It was worth the effort you went to. Bravo! #1993852

Michael G. Shorrock 10/24/2005 2:22:45 PM

Wonderful image and a well deserved Grand Prize, congratulations #1993944

Renee Doyle level-classic 10/24/2005 3:58:17 PM

What an incredible shot. Congratulations on this Grand Prize Winner Marc. All your efforts were truly worthwhile. Thanks for explaining the shot so well too.

Kerby Pfrangle level-classic 10/24/2005 4:06:58 PM

Marc congratulations on your GRAND prize win.

Awesome image and well deserved.

Kerby #1994289

Serena Pierce level-classic 10/24/2005 4:35:12 PM

Outstanding Marc!! Congratulations!!! #1994452

Sue L. Cullumber level-classic 10/24/2005 5:00:33 PM

Marc, Gorgeous shot - you have an incredible gallery. Congrats on your win. #1994672

Ken Grooms level-classic 10/24/2005 7:20:10 PM


Monika Sapek level-classic 10/24/2005 10:09:48 PM

Stunning work, Marc! Many congratulations on your Grand Prize Win!

bob garas 10/25/2005 1:35:43 AM

congradulation. well deserved .beautiful image #1995539

Barbara J. Eads 10/25/2005 7:32:03 AM

Marc, congratulations you really deserve this with all you hard work for this beautiful image.
Barb E. #1996756

Theresa Marie Jones level-classic 10/25/2005 7:43:44 AM

capture Marc! All of your photographic endeavours deserve a BIG C!!!!!!! #1996814

bob cornelison level-classic 10/25/2005 8:37:35 AM

Excellent shot Marc!
Congrats on grand prize!
~:O) #1996973

ronda chatelle 10/25/2005 8:54:33 AM

Spectacular! Congratulations on your well deserved Grand Prize Win!!! #1997028

Anita Taylor 10/25/2005 7:03:09 PM

Definitely well deserved Grand Prize, Marc! Congratulations! #1998788

William S. Briggs level-classic 10/25/2005 8:30:50 PM


Incredible capture. Well worth the wait! Congratulations on the Grand Prize. #1998959

Sharon Day level-classic 10/25/2005 8:41:44 PM

Totally awesome image, Marc!!! Big congratulations on GP! Very well deserved!!! #1998968

Lani T. Broadbent level-classic 10/25/2005 10:43:24 PM

WOW! Ditto on the Congratulations, Marc! Awesome capture and thank you for explaining your process! #1999105

Mary N C. Taitt level-classic 10/26/2005 7:02:17 AM

An incredibly awesome image, congratulations Marc on a well-deserved grand-prize winner! Mary :-) #2000410

David C. Taylor Jr. 10/26/2005 2:45:00 PM

Marc my congratulations on your Grand Prize win! Enjoy the website!! lol #2001696

Ed Heaton 10/26/2005 4:53:13 PM

What a tremendous job Marc! A huge congrats :-) #2002012

RaveN Tan 10/27/2005 5:46:17 AM

A risky challenge that pays off... u'have done it... #2003479

S P Mukherji 10/27/2005 5:53:06 AM

Hi Marc! First, congrats on your grand prize win. Second, beleive it or not, this is one of the finest seascapes I have seen in recent years. #2003497

Olga V 10/29/2005 8:19:23 PM

That is the best water shot I've ever seen so far. It's amazing. Good choice of film and perfect timing. And without any effects except polarizing and a slow shutter speed, it adds on to the fact that this is one of a kind. #2013074

Federico Collazuol 10/30/2005 2:42:28 AM

Defenetely well deserved, Marc! #2013607

Tom Schmitt level-classic 10/31/2005 10:19:03 AM

I just opened this up to see it large and it is GREAT! Congratulations on the Grand Prize! #2018391

Joan Soles 11/2/2005 11:35:13 AM

What a stunning photo. Congrats on your most-deserved Grand Prize! #2027428

Janet A. Couper 11/2/2005 2:29:45 PM

When you combine the talent of an artist with the natural beauty of our world, this image happens. And this reaffirms my love of Velvia 50!!!!!!!!! Awesome Marc, congratulations. #2028082

German De Silva 11/13/2005 2:34:30 AM

I stopped breathing when I see this photo. It is of such a beauty that I would like to thank you for reminding us the fragility and beauty of our world.
God Bless!
Australia #2068666

Julie Christiansen 11/19/2005 7:44:28 AM

Congrats & outstanding image. #2094239

Andre Marhaug 11/23/2005 11:28:02 AM

The light and drama are breathtaking. Congrats on your big win! #2112926

Nancy Grace Chen 11/24/2005 7:26:39 PM

Gorgeous shot, very striking. A late but huge congrats to you on your Grand Prize!
Nancy #2117902

Colleen Farrell 12/20/2005 8:17:06 PM

Congratulations on a spectacular photograph. I could see this in National Geographic--or, hey, maybe on my wall. ;) Your determination and dedication paid off handsomely! #2207430

Kathleen R. Struckle 12/20/2005 8:18:22 PM

Congrats on this awesome image and you big win!! #2207435

Kay E. Mahoney level-classic 12/20/2005 10:00:28 PM

Congratulations on your fantastic win. Awesome photo. #2207668

Milan Banik 3/12/2006 1:23:34 AM

Marc excellent capture and shot to remember. #2522829

Matthew M. Sciortino 10/5/2007 10:55:05 AM

Marc, you do amazing work... you are definitely an inspiration! Was this photo showcased in Outdoor Photographer ('07 forgot which month)? #4886617

Carolyn M. DAlessandro 12/9/2007 7:28:45 AM

WOW! As I was scanning the photos this one stopped me in my view. Outstanding!!! It was Absolutely worth the chance with your equipment...I would hang this on my wall in a heart beat...Marc this is so beautiful! Thanks for taking the time and giving us this gift. Carolyn #5186821

Stacy Lankford level-classic 7/4/2010 11:50:06 AM

Amazing capture! You have a great talent! #8734229

bob garas 7/4/2010 12:14:12 PM

truley an amazing shot. congrads #8734268

Phyllis A. Houghton level-classic 11/17/2010 1:35:25 PM

Absolutely stunning. Belongs on a wall. #9045976

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Photographer's Comment
I found this incredible vantage point that allowed me to overlook the crashing surf at nearly eye-level. The inherent danger, of course, was that I was risking a lot in camera equipment to take the shot. A huge wave could swamp me at any time. I kept looking over my shoulder, ready to flee the rock should the big one roll in. During my intervals on the rock I fired off rapid-bursts totalling around 150 shots in 10 minutes as the sun sank beneath the horizon illuminating the crashing waves. Of all those images only one was exactly what I was looking for, as an explosion echoed off the far rocks. I used only a polarizer to cut the coastal haze and water glare and shot every image at 1/4 seconds so the crashing waves had maximum visual impact. Captured on Fuji Velvia 50.

Uploaded on 9/8/2005 3:00:27 PM

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Camera: Canon EOS 3 35mm SLR Camera

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