An Ocean's Fury

© Warren Ishii

An Ocean's Fury

Jill Battaglia 6/15/2003 12:18:13 PM

Love the composition, sharpness of the wave caught in action and the color in the water. Love it! :-) #40231

Carolyn M. Fletcher

I've seen this one on another site. It's so beautiful, it looks like a painting. Just a great shot! #118647

Cathy Barrows

fabulous can feel the power of the far out in the water were you #118677

Warren Ishii

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. #118690

Roberta Davis

great caputre! Love it! Where was this?? #118725

Warren Ishii

Roberta, this photo was taken at Kaena Point in Hawaii. #118750

Carol Brill

Beautifully sharp and clear--love the spectrum of blues and sense of movement you captured. #118751

Gary W. Lake

Incredible waves! A great shot with wonderful detail. #118794

Mette Vendelboe Allison

Beautiful shot with so much drama and composition! Good luck! #119005

Mette Vendelboe Allison 7/7/2003 4:19:10 AM

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! #135106

Gary W. Lake 7/7/2003 7:19:53 AM

I agree with Mette - I would never get tired of looking at this one. Congrats - very deserving! #135515

Wolfgang Dolak 7/7/2003 10:06:58 AM

Pure power - a fantastic photo, Warren!
birdie #135822

Terry McCully 7/7/2003 11:52:14 AM

Great detail captured here! #136000

LJ Corliss 7/7/2003 5:40:34 PM

Congrats to you :) #136460

Ellen Peach 7/8/2003 1:10:12 PM

Fantastic work, Warren....congrats & good luck in the finals! #137776

Ron Goldman 7/14/2003 4:23:48 PM

Congratulations on being the grand prize winner!!! Beautiful shot. #142162

Kathleen Clemons 7/14/2003 4:34:48 PM

Congratulations to you!!!! #142185

Serena Pierce 7/14/2003 4:42:21 PM

Congratulations Warren!! It's a beautiful image! #142202

Gabriela Cunha 7/14/2003 4:43:20 PM

gy #142205

zcaley 7/14/2003 4:47:04 PM

Super gigantic huge swells of congratulations to you Warren! #142217

Dolores Neilson 7/14/2003 5:06:09 PM

Big congratulations on making the grand!! What an honor considering how many images were entered in the contest this month!! Woo hoooo!! #142271

Claudia Kuhn 7/14/2003 5:37:53 PM

What a great image you captured Warren! Congratulations on your Grand Prize winner!!!! #142341

Patrick Campbell 7/14/2003 6:27:25 PM

Congratulations on your big win Warren! Great job as always....Pat #142384

Jean Papo 7/14/2003 6:42:39 PM

Congratulations, Warren, on this amazing and powerful photo!!!!!!!!! WOWEE! #142401

Connie L. Carpenter 7/14/2003 7:17:21 PM

Congratulations.... wow, beautiful image. #142424

Evy Johansen 7/14/2003 7:20:22 PM

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

Charlotte English 7/14/2003 8:20:18 PM

Gorgeous image Warren. Congrats on this well deserved win! ;o) #142513

Donna Dunbar 7/14/2003 8:20:31 PM

Congrats on your Grand Prize win. This is an awsome image you really deserve this award. #142514

David Bec 7/15/2003 1:20:49 AM

Congratulations! It is really worth of Grand Prize!
David Bec #142623

Mette Vendelboe Allison 7/15/2003 1:46:50 AM

Fantastic grand prize choice. I just love this photo:-) A big congrats from me! #142628

Theresa McCloskey 7/15/2003 3:18:06 AM

Congratulations - wonderful picture #142702

Tony Gough 7/15/2003 4:04:34 AM

Congrats on the big win Warren. A very powerful image. I feel the sea spray. #142754

Dick van Breda 7/15/2003 4:10:38 AM

Congratulations, Warren to win the Grand Prize. Excellent photo and well deserved. Greetings, Dick #142762

Darren K. Fisher 7/15/2003 4:25:19 AM

Congratulations to you Warren. Well deserved. #142781

Carolyn M. Fletcher 7/15/2003 4:35:55 AM

Congrats from me, too. I knew this was the one that would win grand prize! It's outstanding! #142790

Sharon E. Lowe 7/15/2003 6:40:39 AM

Congrats Warren - this is stupendous!! #142881

Judith G. Secco 7/15/2003 6:52:59 AM

Congratualtions! Incredible shot!
Judy #142899

Michael McCook 7/15/2003 7:19:20 AM

Congrats Warren, Fantastic shot. #142942

Bernard B. Travers 7/15/2003 7:20:30 AM

Absolutely outstanding photography, Warren. Well deserving of your award. Congratulations. #142944

Alan Benson 7/15/2003 7:50:47 AM

Congratulations,a fantastic shot,it`s well deserverd.Alan #142988

Richard P. Morin 7/15/2003 8:06:22 AM

Congratulations, it's a great shot! #143000

Terry Gilman 7/15/2003 8:24:17 AM

Absolutely fantastic Warren! #143018

Gerda Grice 7/15/2003 3:15:04 PM

An absolutely wonderful image of the power and beauty of a strom at sea, Warren! Many congratulations on your GGrand Prize win! #143162

Darren M. Alexander 7/15/2003 5:09:37 PM

Hang 10!!! ;-)

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

Cheers! #143232

Monika Sapek 7/15/2003 6:57:57 PM

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

Gary W. Lake 7/16/2003 10:48:21 AM

An excellent choice - congrats on a well-deserved win! #143854

Nicola Clark 7/16/2003 1:31:40 PM

Congratulations on your win, well deserved. #143947

Murry Grigsby 7/17/2003 1:04:02 PM

Congratulations on your GP win, Warren.
The colors and light are wonderful as is the feeling of action. Well done!! #144602

Marija Milovanovic Maksimovic 7/18/2003 4:23:04 PM

Congratulations on your win Warren! Always pleasure to see your great captures of waves. #145540

Murtaza H. Saeed 7/20/2003 3:14:48 AM

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.
Congrats #146456

Bev Nelson 7/21/2003 1:15:47 AM

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.


Murtaza H. Saeed 7/21/2003 3:37:06 AM

Warren, please tell us what camera you used for this one.
Murtaza #147130

doug Nelson 7/21/2003 7:38:21 AM

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. #147276

Brenda Tharp 7/28/2003 5:59:21 PM

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. #152161

Karen Seargeant 7/29/2003 1:58:06 AM

WOW, I am just catching up on all the winners. This is just an absolutely wonderful capture! CONGRATS! Well deserved. #152383

Donna J. Eaton 8/3/2003 5:56:02 AM

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!!! #156241

Christina Bowker 8/8/2003 8:57:01 AM

This is absolutely one of the most beautiful photos I have ever seen. SPECTACULAR! #160355

Christina Bowker 8/8/2003 8:57:09 AM

This is absolutely one of the most beautiful photos I have ever seen. SPECTACULAR! #160356

Sharon Day 7/11/2004 5:52:33 PM

What a beautiful photo of the crashing waves. I enjoyed feasting my eyes on it very much. Congratulations on a job well done :) #642806

Ernesto O. Trier 9/5/2004 8:53:34 AM


WOW. #757028

Ursula I. Abresch 7/1/2005 3:17:08 PM

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


Wes Thomas 8/23/2006 8:08:02 AM

Absolutely awe inspiring. WOW! #3203610

Nancy Donnell 1/19/2008 3:49:36 PM

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

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On this day, a tropical storm produced gigantic waves of 30 to 45 feet on the outside and these 20 foot shorebreak monsters.

Uploaded on 6/15/2003 11:22:50 AM All Time Best Photo Contest Finalist Photo Contest GRAND PRIZE Winner

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