Leap Of Faith

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Leap Of Faith

JoAnn L. McCleeary level-deluxe January 24, 2010

Beautiful image. But I wouldn't quite call it "faith!" Stunning photo. #1230686

Michael Umbreit January 24, 2010

Allen - Great shot!! - Mike #8326880

Tess L. Yee January 25, 2010

Fantastic timing on this super capture, Allen. #8328098

Randall J. Scholten January 26, 2010

Spectacular shot! Well done!

And thank you for your kind comment on my photo “A Grand Beginning”! #8331547

Robert K. Bemus level-classic January 30, 2010

Awesome lighting, capture and effects, Allen!! #8341206

Cyndy Doty January 30, 2010

The word "Awesome" doesn't seem to do this justice! #8341399

Julianne Bradford February 06, 2010

Spectacular wave capture regardless of the clever layering technique Allen! WTG! #8361216

Courtenay Vanderbilt February 19, 2010

Holy Cow! That is faith! Big Congratulations, Allen! #8395002

Brett Dolsen February 19, 2010

Amazing work Allen!!Congratulations and too scary they jump from there! #8397166

Teresa Moore February 25, 2010

Congratulations and best of luck to you! #8416835

Robert K. Bemus level-classic February 13, 2012

Hi Allen. I saw this photo again-- this time it is on the Facebook page of the Western Surfing Association. Number 3 of 84 (I'm unable to get the link for some reason.)


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Steamer Lane; Santa Cruz, California.

There are two ways a surfer can get out to the sets at Steamer Lane...
1; They can paddle out through the inside breaks and white water, which is long and quite tiring..
or 2; They can jump off the tip of Lighthouse Point and paddle directly over to the outside breaks.
I guess this guy just couldn't wait. Rather than wait for a break in the swells to scamper down to the tip and make the 10 foot jump, he timed his leap off the 40 foot cliff and landed safely in 10 foot thick white water.

f/13 @ 1/800
ISO 320

Exif: F Number: 13, Exposure Bias Value: 0.00, ExposureTime: 1/800 seconds, Flash: did not fire., ISO: 320, White balance: Auto white balance, FocalLength: 38.00 mm, Model: NIKON D300S

Uploaded on January 24, 2010

Keywords: #jump #wave of the life #faith 
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