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The Wave



Shot in St.Joseph Michigan during a 55 mph wind storm.

Shot in St.Joseph Michigan during a 55 mph wind storm.
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mistybanks
 
mistybanks October 05, 2013
Big fan of anything Nautical. This is amazing!
Kazza60
 
Kazza60 October 05, 2013
Awesome capture !!
ctoc PRO
 
ctoc October 05, 2013
This is a contest winner somewhere.
mclaybaugh PRO
 
mclaybaugh October 06, 2013
beautiful
AliAlzuhair
 
AliAlzuhair October 06, 2013
Nice!
TomK Premium
 
TomK October 06, 2013
Great capture,
View1925
 
View1925 October 06, 2013
My Goodness - This is AMAZING on so many levels!!!!!!!!! Great Job - deb:)
Djorn
 
Djorn October 08, 2013
Tough to keep anything steady in 55 mph winds. Excellent work there!
jojoxena
 
jojoxena October 10, 2013
Dramatic shot,nice one!
sallymac4
 
sallymac4 October 14, 2013
Love the strength in this shot.
tlotter
 
tlotter October 25, 2013
Awesome!
sheilahenshawclyne
 
sheilahenshawclyne October 26, 2013
Holy wow-look at all that power!!! Very amazing-great catch:)
angiecoons
 
angiecoons October 26, 2013
Love the way you captured droplets in front of and sheeting behind the light house!
sweetpea72 PRO
 
sweetpea72 October 26, 2013
Wow.. Amazing capture ! :)
SheilaFaryna PRO
 
SheilaFaryna October 27, 2013
Awesome!!
Rl1956
 
Rl1956 February 03, 2014
WOW, this is amazing, great job
bobbyireysellers
 
bobbyireysellers February 12, 2014
Amazing picture!
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texaaronpueschel December 21, 2014
A winner for sure. Artistic.
Capture-Life
 
Capture-Life January 26, 2015
WOW! completely ahhhsomeeeee! :):)
robwood_2863
 
robwood_2863 January 26, 2015
Unbelievably dramatic composition!
charlesandersonjr
 
charlesandersonjr January 27, 2015
THANK YOU so much everyone!!!!!
sebastianmuglia
 
sebastianmuglia January 27, 2015
Can you spell beautiful? That's it!
JDLifeshots
 
JDLifeshots January 30, 2015
Amazing capture, congrats!
sandrakdevaux
 
sandrakdevaux February 17, 2015
Amazing! I just bought a print! Do I get a conformation?
rodshop7
 
rodshop7 February 22, 2015
Awesome shot, beautiful lighting .One to be prod of!
MaryAnne306 PRO+
 
MaryAnne306 February 27, 2015
High drama! What a fabulous shot, such a sense of the power and turmoil of the water.
RhondaMcD
 
RhondaMcD March 05, 2015
Beautiful and dramatic. Congratulations.
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Littlestar4Photography September 08, 2015
Just beautiful!
brianvandermerwe
 
brianvandermerwe March 23, 2017
WOW! I dont know what else to say. WOW
banerjeedip
 
banerjeedip June 28, 2018
Awesome!!

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Behind The Lens

Location
This was taken while visiting St.Joseph, Michigan.
Time
I was out shooting in the late afternoon between 2 and 5 pm.
Lighting
I was still pretty novice shooting images. I unique October wind storm came up along the western coast of Michigan. This storm had winds of 45-55 m.p.h with gusts up to 70 m.p.h. Grains of sand we're pelting me like little "bullets". So changing lenses out here was out of the question and using my tripod was impossible. I actually shot this while kneeling on the ground with my back to the wind. I had to use my body a tripod shielding the camera and placing the lens along my arm to shoot. I had to use a larger f-stop, 5.6 and ISO 800 out here due to the lack of natural light.
Equipment
I shot this with my canon rebel Xsi, using a 300 mm lens.
Inspiration
I've heard of these storms along the coast and when the opportunity came along I drove down to see mother nature play along the shoreline. I wasn't disappointed, to see the beech erosion and the power of wind and water is a lifetime memory.
Editing
This did take a little work to clean up the image, there was very poor natural lighting, and the image was grainy (did some noise reduction with topaz denoise). And due to high winds and using my body as a tripod the image was not as crisp as it could be. Also my equipment at the time though good, was not the best suited for these conditions.
In my camera bag
I currently use my canon 7D with a 135mm lens.
Feedback
Be patient, wait for conditions to change. Dress for the day and give yourself time. The elements can change quickly, or better yet you can see the conditions change and adapt your shooting as the scene changes.

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