Smooth Landing

© Francis Cailles

Smooth Landing

Uploaded: August 13, 2005


I think the water pattern behind the rock gives the impression that the rock came in from the ocean and landed on the beach. I know, I know...sometimes my imagination can be wild :-) Shutter speed @ 2 secs for silky water effect.


teresina m. wheaton August 13, 2005

Wow is all I can say. This is beautifully done great job. #293838

Brinn MacDougall August 13, 2005

Wonderful capture, Francis..Beautiful! #1713106

Laura E. OConnor August 13, 2005

Definitely a WOW image, Francis! #1713130

William C. Raco level-classic August 13, 2005

Wonderful color, light and exposure.
Superb work, Franceis!


Rosemary Sampson level-classic August 13, 2005

Great shot! and why not let your imagination go crazy! Good for you! #1713172

Duane Carter August 13, 2005

Very beautiful and a great result from the length of the exposure, Francis!!! I think that's excactly what it looks like. #1713211

Sylvia Rossler August 13, 2005

Beautiful capture Francis ! Hope I can get a picture like this next week on my italy holiday :) #1713581

Bobbie Davis August 13, 2005

Oh my GOODNESS!! This is absolutely breathtaking Francis!!!! #1713650

Julie Gamicchia August 13, 2005

Beautiful!! #1714056

bob cornelison August 13, 2005

Nice shot!
~:O) #1714352

Marc E. Adamus August 17, 2005

Francis, I've been out on the Oregon Coast for two days now, trying to capture something like this as well as many other things. I had no idea how hard it would be! Either the wave is too small, or two big and it swamps my camera case lying on the sand behind me (already happened once, not much damage thankfully). Furthermore, the shadow detail is not easy to capture on the dark side of a rock facing the horizon, but you've managed the exposure wonderfully. To get the perfect wave receding with the perfect shutter and a magnificent sky to back it up is truly remarkable. Congrats! #1728837

Cora Miller level-addict August 24, 2005

I'm in complete agreement with Marc, this is a truly remarkable image, Francis. And one of my all time favorites of yours. Absolutely exceptional work!!! #1763574

LJ Corliss level-classic September 23, 2005

Congrats :) #1873168

Jill Odice level-classic September 24, 2005

I knew i'd find you here Francis! Congrats buddy! :-) #1873523

KHAWLA Haddad September 24, 2005

Congratulations on your wonderful finalist!!!!! #1874918

Paul A. Harrett September 24, 2005

Congratulations on this stunning image! #1876204

Sandy Landon September 24, 2005

Congrats!!!! #1877014

September 24, 2005

Extremely well done in all respects. #1877139

Kim Helmick September 24, 2005

Outstanding work Francis! Congrats! #1877404

Susan L. Vasquez September 24, 2005

Congratulations Francis! #1879793

Francis Cailles September 24, 2005

wow...Thanks for all the comments! Thanks also to the judges whose comment I find quite flattering...

As they say in the Grammy's and Oscar' really IS an honor to be a finalist... especially considering the caliber of work posted on this site.

Once again, my sincere thanks to everyone's generous comments and kind wishes. #1879819

Cathy Stancil September 24, 2005

Incredible image once again...Congrats on your finalist, and good luck on the next round Francis ! #1879968

Jennifer Rennison September 24, 2005

Stunning image, Francis! Beautiful light, depth, perspective and tones! Congratulations on this gorgeous finalist! #1880104

Lorri Shane September 25, 2005

An amazing photo. Congrats on making
FINALIST! #1881890

Jill Battaglia September 25, 2005

Your work is stunning and this is no exception! Congrats Francis! #1883319

Duane Carter September 26, 2005

Congratulations Francis, this is such a wonderful capture!!! #1885777

Sandra Freyler September 26, 2005

Awesome image! Very beautiful! Congratulations! #1888218

Kerby Pfrangle level-classic September 26, 2005

Francis congratulations on your second place. Job well done. KErby #1889256

Kay Beausoleil September 27, 2005

Patience and an artistic eye paid off beautifully in this splendid image -- congratulations on your win, Francis! #1890756

Joyce ONeil September 27, 2005

Congrats! #1890820

KHAWLA Haddad September 27, 2005

Congratulations on your wonderful winner!!!!!! #1891275

Guy D. Biechele level-classic September 27, 2005

Spectacular seascape!! Congrats on your win! #1891869

Jennifer Rennison September 27, 2005

Congratulations on your win! #1891960

Luhut Napitupulu September 27, 2005

A stunning image, Francis! Congratulations on your win! #1893473

Cora Miller level-addict September 27, 2005

Congratulations once again, Francis! You're just too good!!! :) #1893725

Duane Carter September 28, 2005

Congratulations, Francis, for your win with this beautiful capture!!!! #1895131

Joannie Bertucci level-classic September 28, 2005

Francis, let me be the first to congratulate you on your win this month! :-) Actually I'm very near the end of the line! She's a beauty and very well deserves this win! #1896701

Serena Pierce September 28, 2005

Very cool image! Congratulations!! #1897294

Terrill Province October 10, 2005

STUNNING!!! Congratulations! #1936750

Holly Gedert October 21, 2005

Beautiful photo. Could you share the camera settings? #1976610

Lewis P. Church November 07, 2005

Neat shot! #2043357

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