First Light

S. Velickovski 12/7/2007 10:45:42 PM

Fantastic image Robert!Beautiful comp,color & light.
~S~ #803615

Eric Severson 12/7/2007 10:53:53 PM

Great light and terrific moment - I can feel the power in the wave!!
#5181757

Donna LaMattino Pagakis 12/7/2007 11:15:34 PM

Looking good Robert, I'm sorry I missed this, but I'm sure more will be coming our way. Great image!!! #5181781

Stefania Barbier 12/7/2007 11:17:25 PM

those colors... wow Robert, outstanding! #5181786

Harmeet Singh 12/7/2007 11:44:02 PM

Wow..This IS SUPERB..It is A WINNER... #5181856

Barbara Waldoch 12/7/2007 11:46:50 PM

Awesome colours, love that silver sheen, Robert! #5181861

Anna Diederich 12/8/2007 12:20:56 AM

What an awesome capture, Robert! #5181907

Jennifer L. Alder 12/8/2007 12:31:38 AM

WOWWWW!!!!
Oh, this is breathtakingly beautiful, Robert! I hope to see it again!
:) #5181940

David W. Orias 12/8/2007 9:07:29 AM

Very nice shot, Robert. #5183248

Cheryl E. Molennor 12/8/2007 10:14:27 AM

Wow Robert! That kicks ass! #5183529

Cyn D Valentine 12/8/2007 10:35:51 AM

I don't think this is the same Salt Creek I posted.It doesn't get this big of waves. LOL Speactacular image RObert..love the color and light..very well done! #5183614

Tiia Vissak 12/8/2007 12:06:25 PM

Beautiful! #5183872

Patrick Rouzes 12/8/2007 3:41:24 PM

Incredible colors, light, & beauty captrued here!!! Another fantastic captrue here, my friend!!! #5184554

Roger Fry 12/15/2007 2:29:16 PM

Gorgeous! #5211066

Dominick M. Dimacale 1/25/2008 10:29:15 AM

Congratulations to you, Robert on your LOVELY Finalist!!

Dominick #5392761

Jennifer L. Alder 1/25/2008 10:50:02 AM

oh yea!! :))))
HUGE CONGRATS ON THIS WONDERFUL FINALIST, Robert :) #5392982

Gail Vitikacs 1/25/2008 11:51:14 AM

A super month for you! Congrats again! #5393705

Sylvia Rossler 1/25/2008 12:57:49 PM

Wohhooooo ! WTG Robert !! Big congrats on your win :O) #5394224

David W. Orias 1/25/2008 1:03:15 PM

Kudos to you, Robert. Good Job and well deserved. #5394290

Kay E. Mahoney 1/25/2008 1:07:38 PM

Congratulations on your second place winner, Robert. #5394340

Jennifer L. Alder 1/25/2008 1:15:36 PM

WOOO HOOO!!!!! WINNER!!! :) #5394419

Erica Murphy 1/25/2008 2:49:03 PM

Gorgeous photo Robert!!! CONGRATULATIONS!

Erica
#5395097

Elida Gutierrez 1/25/2008 3:10:06 PM

Especialy for the winers
http://www.betterphoto.com/gallery/big.asp?photoID=5538549&catID=&style=&rowNumber=1&memberID=258086 #5395208

Allen O. Howard 1/25/2008 3:54:18 PM

Way to go Robert! Congratulations! #5395516

Cheryl E. Molennor 1/25/2008 4:51:13 PM

Kicked all the way to gold Congratulations! #5395857

Renee Doyle 1/25/2008 5:14:10 PM

This is stunning!!! Big congratulations to you Robert!! #5396024

Donna LaMattino Pagakis 1/25/2008 6:00:51 PM

Outstanding Robert, I'm very happy for your well deserved win!! This is an awesome capture!!! Great timing!!!! #5396315

Barbara Waldoch 1/25/2008 6:45:36 PM

Congratulations on this fantastic winner, Robert! WTG! #5396517

Evy Johansen 1/25/2008 6:48:22 PM

Big congratulations on your very beautiful win, Robert!! #5396534

Jill Flynn 1/25/2008 7:34:45 PM

Love the light and colors Robert. It's a beauty. A big congratulations on your win! #5396874

Kristi A. Howson 1/25/2008 8:55:43 PM

A very beautiful and artistic capture of these powerful and beautiful waves Robert. Congratulations on this fantastic Winner! #5397066

Robert K. Bemus 1/25/2008 9:56:03 PM

What a pleasant surprise! Thank you Judges and thank you all for the comments. I would also like to thank David Orias for his inspiration - while I had experimented with panning before, it never dawned on me to apply this technique to surf shots until I saw his work - this wave, if ever so slightly, was panned... #5397240

Brett Dolsen 1/26/2008 1:11:25 AM

A big congratulations Robert on this awesome work and result!!
Brett #5397657

Les Rhoades 1/26/2008 5:47:43 AM

Congratulations on your 2nd place Win! #5398375

Cyn D Valentine 1/26/2008 9:12:35 AM

A big congratulations Robert..stunning winner WTG!! #5399544

Patrick Rouzes 1/27/2008 7:38:38 AM

YOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO,CONGRATULATIONS,Robert!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! #5402947

Lisa J. Boulden 1/27/2008 9:31:29 AM

STUNNING!!!
Congrats, Robert!!!
--Lisa #5403461

Cindy Bendush 1/27/2008 4:17:00 PM

Gorgeous Winner Robert! Congratulations!!! #5404826

Darryl Wilkinson 1/30/2008 4:53:40 PM

Fascinating shot, Robert! WTG, Buddy!! #5420330

Dominick M. Dimacale 2/1/2008 1:27:05 AM

Congratulations Robert on your Win!


Dominick #5426530

Raymond Pauly 2/25/2008 4:31:11 PM

Wow!! Beautiful winner! Congratulations, Robert! #5550967

Usman Bajwa 12/17/2008 10:19:58 PM

Wonderful and Exquisite Winner, Robert.

UB. #6905843

Richard D. Love 4/22/2010 9:46:32 AM

Absolutely gorgeous, Robert. Wonderful light and colors.

Rick #8561769

Bill Houghton 3/20/2011 9:56:19 AM

Robert, this is a great shot and I live the colors Noce job. Bill #9300974

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Description

Salt Creek, 12/05/07, 1/30th, ISO 400...Although the largest swell of the year, where I was in Orange County the size was diminished by island blockage - still this wave is about 10'(measured from the back so the wave face is about 20'). A surfer drowned up north at a surf spot called 'Ghost Tree' where the waves were 30-50' on Tuesday...

Exif: F Number: 6.3, Exposure Bias Value: -0.33, ExposureTime: 1/30 seconds, Flash: did not fire, compulsory flash mode, ISO: 400, White balance: Auto white balance, FocalLength: 500.00 mm, Model: Canon EOS 5D

Uploaded on 12/7/2007 10:42:52 PM

BetterPhoto.com Photo Contest SECOND PLACE Winner


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