AnnSagel
AnnSagel

Daybreak Crest



Capturing Specular light as the wave breaks

Capturing Specular light as the wave breaks
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32 Comments | Report
Canonfire Platinum
 
Canonfire April 15, 2015
Beautiful shot! Nicely done.
AnnSagel
AnnSagel April 16, 2015
Thank you
santafake
 
santafake April 19, 2015
beautiful
AnnSagel
AnnSagel April 20, 2015
Thank you
Rodri
 
Rodri April 19, 2015
Buen disparo, me gusta mucho la textura la suavidad que tiene la ola y sus colores
kanizkhan
 
kanizkhan May 01, 2015
Spectacular details and lightings.
AnnSagel
AnnSagel May 07, 2015
Thanks so much
JDLifeshots
 
JDLifeshots May 03, 2015
Amazing capture. Congrats!
AnnSagel
AnnSagel May 07, 2015
Thanks so much
BARREL_JUNKIE_PHOTOS
 
BARREL_JUNKIE_PHOTOS May 03, 2015
As a water photographer my mind is blown!!!! soon doope aloha nui loa!
AnnSagel
AnnSagel May 07, 2015
Thanks so much
kellycoventry
 
kellycoventry June 24, 2015
Really gorgeous! Congratulations!
AnnSagel
AnnSagel July 23, 2015
Thank you Kelly
onyanita PRO+
 
onyanita August 27, 2015
stunning capture
AnnSagel
AnnSagel September 20, 2015
Thank you
nina050 PRO+
 
nina050 October 11, 2015
Meant to give you an All Star for this phenomenal photo! But VB's new award system is not cooperating, as thousands of others will agree I'm sure! Anyway, congrats on this...it's gorgeous.
AnnSagel
AnnSagel October 15, 2015
Thank you so much
Mindy_Burch
 
Mindy_Burch October 28, 2015
Magnificent!!
AnnSagel
AnnSagel October 28, 2015
Thanks so much
shivrekha
 
shivrekha October 28, 2015
Congrats!!
AnnSagel
AnnSagel November 03, 2015
thanks
Stevemchale
 
Stevemchale November 03, 2015
A magnificent piece of work and art. The lighting is superb. Well done.
AnnSagel
AnnSagel November 03, 2015
Thank you for you kind words. It's all about the light
john_arsenault
 
john_arsenault December 06, 2015
Gorgous!
AnnSagel
AnnSagel December 19, 2015
Thanks
scottgranger PRO+
 
scottgranger December 20, 2015
This photo is absolutely fantastic.
AnnSagel
AnnSagel December 21, 2015
Thanks so much for you comment. Means a lot
pennyb151
 
pennyb151 January 13, 2016
Gorgeous! I love your work!
AnnSagel
AnnSagel January 13, 2016
Thank you so much
Vince542
 
Vince542 January 15, 2016
Stunning!!!
AnnSagel
AnnSagel January 15, 2016
Thanks so much for taking the time to comment on so many of my imagines. I really do appreciate it.
phillipsmall
 
phillipsmall February 21, 2016
Beautiful, balanced slightly ethereal, love this image
AnnSagel
AnnSagel February 22, 2016
Thank you
edwinlee
 
edwinlee May 01, 2016
Congrats! Thank you for participating to the challenge, a winner shot well deserved.
AnnSagel
AnnSagel May 01, 2016
Thank you so much.
joycealicesmith
 
joycealicesmith May 01, 2016
Gorgeous!! Congratulations on winning the Challenge!
AnnSagel
AnnSagel May 01, 2016
Thank you
JenniferEaton
 
JenniferEaton September 07, 2016
Magnificent colors
AnnSagel
AnnSagel September 08, 2016
Thanks Jennifer It was a magical morning
richardsly Premium
 
richardsly April 05, 2017
sweet as photo.
AnnSagel
AnnSagel April 05, 2017
Thank you
johnporter_8805 PRO
 
johnporter_8805 March 28, 2018
Outstanding!
AnnSagel
AnnSagel March 29, 2018
Thank you very much
annmor
 
annmor April 02, 2018
WOW! It is one of the most incredibly most stunning photo's of water shots! Congratulation on all yoy awards! Deserved all! Regards -:)
AnnSagel
AnnSagel April 02, 2018
So very kind of you, Thanks
off-the-edge-photography
 
off-the-edge-photography April 20, 2018
this would be awesome on a metal frame and hung in the living room....most beautiful wave ever
JayneBug Platinum
 
JayneBug September 02, 2018
Wow moment. Simply beautiful. Congratulations.
Beno62 PRO+
 
Beno62 September 02, 2018
Perfection...
AnnSagel
 
AnnSagel September 02, 2018
THANKS FOR EVERYONE WHO VOTED FOR THIS IMAGE.
BabZz
 
BabZz October 15, 2018
Absolutely fantastic stunning amazing love the colours wicked shot family
AnnSagel
AnnSagel January 28, 2019
Thanks Babzz
Mspower PRO
 
Mspower April 16, 2019
Spot on perfect picture
AnnSagel
AnnSagel April 20, 2019
Thank you kindly
ZingersMom PRO+
 
ZingersMom June 09, 2019
Fantastic Capture!
AnnSagel
AnnSagel June 12, 2019
thank you kindly
wattersbill72
 
wattersbill72 November 24, 2019
Gorgeous capture
margaretgodfrey PRO
 
margaretgodfrey April 02, 2020
Wow, fabulous capture, congrats on winning challenge :)

Behind The Lens

Location
Oxnard, CA
Time
Sunrise
Lighting
Yes it is important for the light to be low in the sky to capture this specular light under the curl of the wave. It is very important to have David Orias with you as he has this down to a science!
Equipment
Canon 50D, 100-400L Lens, with a tripod because you should have your SS at 1/10 This one was 1/25 You need to pan as the waves come in.
Inspiration
Not what inspired me, it's WHO inspired me and his name is David Orias http://www.thisiscolossal.com/2013/03/california-waves-photographed-by-david-orias/ I was lucky enough to be on a photography site with David and I reached out to him and he took me out and showed me how he captured these incredible wave shots. I only got to shoot with him once as I left California but it was a wonderful experience and he taught me so much. He photos put my capture to shame. He is a very talented photographer who I'm happy to call a friend.
Editing
Converted in CS5 from RAW file
In my camera bag
Canon 5D Mark III and Canon L Lenses
Feedback
David watches the angle of the waves coming in to do this. They need to be south bound waves with the light coming up behind us in the Eastern sky as you face west looking at the Pacific Ocean.

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