Ocean Wonders

© Angie Sidles

Ocean Wonders

Uploaded: November 04, 2008 10:29:50


This one was captured last week on a beach In Santa Cruz, CA. My son's first official visit to the beach and he loved it! :-)

Category: Catch All (re-sub 6-28-09)

Exif: F Number: 11, Exposure Bias Value: 0.00, ExposureTime: 1/100 seconds, Flash: did not fire, compulsory flash mode, ISO: 200, White balance: Manual white balance, FocalLength: 87.00 mm, Model: Canon EOS DIGITAL REBEL XSi


Dominick M. Dimacale level-addict November 04, 2008

So lovely image you have here, Angie, cool effects and treatments.

Dominick #1029198

November 04, 2008

Beautiful image Angie :) #6707067

Amber J. Skene November 04, 2008

Great tones, comp, and POV! Just love the texture you added! #6707094

Darby Struchtemeyer November 04, 2008

Again- FABULOUS! #6707097

Kerry Hill November 04, 2008

This is lovely, Angie! Wonderful tones and effects! #6707196

Vladan D. Djordjevic November 04, 2008

Terrific image, Angie! Lovely composition, tones, effects and reflection. #6707277

Jeanine M. Bailey November 04, 2008

Wow! This is beautiful Angie!! Love the tones, comp, and texture!!! #6708343

Jennifer L. Bales November 04, 2008

I think this will be a winner! #6708543

Dianna Murphy November 04, 2008

Very cute, love the outfit. #6708605

Mary E. Lake November 04, 2008

Angie, I love the old fashioned feel to this shot!! His suspenders, and his cap, wonderful. I'm so glad he enjoyed himself and you got this wonderful shot of him as a terrific keepsake!! Mary :) #6708659

Angie Sidles level-classic November 04, 2008

Thanks so much everyone!! I ended up with about 4 different versions of this one and had a hard time deciding which one to post. :-) #6708676

Kay E. Mahoney level-classic November 04, 2008

Nice capture, Angie. Love the effect. It is so neat to see the reaction of a childs first time on the beach. #6708848

Liz blahh November 04, 2008

Beautifully done! #6709208

A P November 04, 2008

You picked really well Angie. Love the effect and tones on this capture. I know Cameron must have had a great time at the beach. #6709357

Jessica Jenney November 07, 2008

Beautiful cool tones, reflections and treatment, Angie! #6720962

Michelle L. Frick November 07, 2008

GORGEOUS! I fully expect to see this one again - Beautiful treatment, perfect composition and just overall such a special memory!!! I LOVE IT!!! #6721458

Joao Martinho November 07, 2008

Hi Angie, another beauty. Again fantastic texture and colour tones for this great composition. I like the detail of the sailing boat away in the sealine. His reflections in the water also work very well.

How much does your boy charges for these photos??? he is also a professional! #6721468

Christian Rosito November 07, 2008

BEAUTIFUL!!! Can't wait to see all your new pictures, I love the reflection in this wonderful capture! #6722186

Datha Y. Thompson November 07, 2008

Winner!!!!! Straight to my FAVS Angie!!! Love everything about it!!! #6722521

Schiavonn M. Hasslinger November 07, 2008

GORGEOUS! Love the color, love the pp.. great work, my friend!!! #6722610

Chastity Abbott November 08, 2008

I would love to see this one printed and hanging....I bet it's gorgeous!!!
Love it! #6724365

Jillian Danielson November 08, 2008

WOW Angie!!! It is beyond gorgeous!!! #6724389

Debra R. Harder November 08, 2008

OMGOSH, Angie! You've done it again! This is also SUPERB! Love the treatment, comp, lighting...going into my favs! (Santa Cruz is one of my favorite places.) #6724919

Jodi M. Walsh November 08, 2008

this is a precious memory for you. i'm sure it was great seeing his reaction to the ocean. beautiful work! #6726718

Angie Sidles level-classic November 08, 2008

Thanks everyone. I had untextured version printed as an 8x10 and I really love it!! :-) #6726750

Max Aureli November 13, 2008

Gorgeous this portrait and really unique on posing, light, this blue tones and reflection, Angie!! Great portrait on ocean composition!! Classic beauty!! #6748954

Michael Umbreit November 18, 2008

Angie - Wonderful work! - Mike #6772152

Susan Fox November 20, 2008

A wonderful image that I think will be (should be) a winner :-) #6779074

Lisa J. Boulden level-classic November 21, 2008

So wonderful, Angie!
Bet we see it again!
~Lisa #6785307

Vladan D. Djordjevic December 21, 2008

Congratulations on your wonderful finalist, Angie! #6922010

A P December 21, 2008

CONGRATUALTIONS Angie on this awesome finalist #6922015

Stefania Barbier level-addict December 21, 2008

Congrats on you gorgeous finalist! #6923061

Jessica Jenney December 22, 2008

COngrats, Angie on your beautiful finalist! #6925220

Jodi M. Walsh December 22, 2008

beautiful work! congrats #6925548

Jeanine M. Bailey December 22, 2008

Awesome Angie!!! Congrats on the finalist!! :) #6925933

Debra R. Harder December 22, 2008

WHOOOO-HOOOO! So happy to see this here, Angie! One of my favs! Huge congratulations on your SUPERB finalist! I see GOLD here! Deb #6927786

Robert Baer December 22, 2008

wonderful image to document your sons first trip to the beach. love it! congrats! #6929345

Schiavonn M. Hasslinger December 22, 2008

Two in one month! Way to go, Angie!!!! #6929639

Colleen Farrell December 22, 2008

Oh, this is absolutely priceless, Angie! Congratulations on your awesome finalist! #6930419

Jeff Robinson level-deluxe December 22, 2008

Congrats Angie on this wonderful Finalist! Jeff #6930432

Amber J. Skene December 22, 2008

Congratualtions on your beautiful finalist!! #6931541

Susan Fox January 21, 2009

Another wonderful finalist Angie! Congrats!!! #7062907

Mary E. Lake January 21, 2009

So glad to see this in the finalist round, best of luck in the next round. :) #7063095

Scott A. McDaniel January 21, 2009

Another fantastic shot Angie. Nice work friend. #7064195

A P January 21, 2009

CONGRATULATIONS Angie on your wonderful Finalist


Jennifer L. Alder January 21, 2009

Congrats!! :) #7064741

Michelle L. Frick January 21, 2009

Merry belated Christmas to you! You know I LOVE this one. I'm just so jealous we were not with you on this beach, and wish I had my kids there too! #7065270

Usman M. Bajwa level-classic January 21, 2009

Huge congratulations on this wonderful Finalist. This to me is a WINNER too, Angie.

UB. #7065697

Stefania Barbier level-addict January 22, 2009


Debra R. Harder January 23, 2009

YESSSSSSS...One of my favorites, Angie! Huge congratulations on your BEAUTIFULf finalist! Deb #7073143

Debra R. Harder January 23, 2009

Sorry, Angie...I meant to type "BEAUTIFUL" without the extra "f". Sometimes my fast fingers get the best of me...LOL! Deb #7073148

Colleen Farrell January 27, 2009

WTG, Angie! Big congratulations on a most well-deserved finalist! #7096602

Christian Rosito February 23, 2009

Congratulations Angie, this is a great image! #7198676

Vladan D. Djordjevic February 23, 2009

Congratulations on your beautiful finalist! #7199218

Max Aureli February 23, 2009

Congratulations Angie!!!! :-)) #7199246

Sam Britt February 23, 2009

Congratulations Angie! #7200539

Susan Fox February 23, 2009

Congratulations! #7201281

Michelle L. Frick February 23, 2009

Congratulations Angie!! #7202881

Usman M. Bajwa level-classic February 23, 2009

Congratulations, Angie on this stunning MT entry Finalist.

Usman. #7203160

Colleen Farrell February 23, 2009

Love this one ... congrats again, Angie! #7203168

Cathy Barrows February 23, 2009

Congrats on your finalist...precious #7203710

Lynne Morris level-classic February 23, 2009

Huge Congratulations on this beautiful finalist Angie, love it! #7205239

Stefania Barbier level-addict February 24, 2009

congratulations!!! #7206878

Valentin M. Armianu February 24, 2009

Gorgeous image. Congratulations! #7207575

Robert Baer February 27, 2009

love it! congrats! #7221830

Lisa J. Boulden level-classic July 06, 2009

Such a beautiful scene!
Captured and edited wonderfully!
~Lisa #7710545

Daniella Puente July 21, 2009

GORGEOUS!!! Congratulations on this beauty Angie :) #7764326

A P July 21, 2009

Congratulations on your finalist Angie. May it go ALL THE WAY...this time round. #7765713

Robert Baer July 22, 2009

congrats angie on this so very special image. #7767912

Colleen Farrell July 22, 2009

WTG, Angie! Big congrats on your finalist! #7769142

Lisa B. North December 16, 2009

This one really threw me for a loop! I love the almost painted/almost old photograph look of it with a cute little squirt in the mix! A winner for sure! #8224396

Sylvia Rourke level-classic August 13, 2010

Congratulations on your Finalist. I love what how you processed your image, very special indeed. #8826301

To discuss, first log in or sign up (buttons are at top center of page).

Get Constructive Critiques

Sign up for an interactive online photography course to get critiques on your photos.


Did You Know?

BetterPhoto Websites: If you see an orange website link directly under the photographer's name, it's totally okay. It's not spam. The reason: BetterPhoto is the one that offers these personal photography websites. We are supporting our clients with those links.

Unavailable EXIF: If there is no other information but 'Unavailable' in the EXIF (meaning no EXIF data exists with the photo), the 'Unavailable' blurb is not displayed. If there is any info, it shows. Many photos have the EXIF stripped out when people modify the image and resave it, before uploading.


The following truth is one of the core philosophies of BetterPhoto:

I hear, I forget.
I see, I remember.
I do, I understand.

You learn by doing. Take your next online photography class.

BetterPhoto.com Photo Contest Finalist

Copyright for this gallery photo belongs solely to Angie Sidles.
Images may not be copied, downloaded, or used in any way without the expressed, written permission of the photographer. Contact photographer via gallery
Log in to follow or message this photographer or report this photo.