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Holy Cow - Surf's Up !

Posted by
Stephen Phillips (San Francisco, United States) on 28 October 2008 in Landscape & Rural and Portfolio.

The view from Cannibal Island Bridge. Two days of storms had produced some heavy ocean surge along the beach. The island inhabitants seemed not the least bit interested in the crashing surf - nor the pools of sunlight. They all seemed to have other business to attend to...

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Margie from Auckland, New Zealand

How cool! That's a great view.

28 Oct 2008 5:57am

dj.tigersprout from San Bruno, CA, United States

how cool indeed! i was hoping you would show us -- and you didn't fail us!! ;) faaabulous shot and concept Stephen! thank you!! :D

28 Oct 2008 6:45am

Calusarus from St Sorlin en Valloire, France

Surfing cows ? I've never seen that. Thanks a lot :-)

28 Oct 2008 6:55am

Anthony Lambert from Germany

Great panorama,nice horizontal layers.

28 Oct 2008 7:41am

chrissy from London, United Kingdom

very cool, nice panorama

28 Oct 2008 7:58am

Ana Lúcia from Leiria, Portugal

Very good panoramic image.

28 Oct 2008 8:23am

Alun Lambert from cheshire, United Kingdom

very nice image, how many photos was this ?

28 Oct 2008 8:37am

Betty from New Jersey, United States

Two of my favorite things... the ocean and cows. Really nice panorama, Stephen.

28 Oct 2008 9:27am

dogilicious from Millerstown, PA, United States

Very cool shot. Definitely a rarity. A non commercial beach with cows grazing almost on it. Nice crop also.

28 Oct 2008 11:57am

Lorraine from Gatineau, Canada

Wow, looks like an old western shot with ocean, bravo Stephen :)

28 Oct 2008 1:20pm

timothy from Tokyo, Japan

nice panorama!

28 Oct 2008 1:41pm

gbe from kansas city, United States

surf and cows - a combination a kansas boy never expects. and yet the cows maintain their zen-like calm.

28 Oct 2008 3:29pm

@gbe: moo-velous !

Ted from South Wales, United Kingdom

Great capture and title!
When are you back in the city... I am missing your urban guide to SF?

28 Oct 2008 8:14pm

Viewfinder from Bradenton, United States

I see the surf pounding in the background; the cattle seems oblivious. I guess it's like when you live under a flight path and don't hear the jets, or near a railroad and don't notice the trains after a while. Cool mix.

28 Oct 2008 8:51pm

lisa v from Gawler, Australia

This is not unlike where I come from, in Victoria, on the coast. It's also dairy farming and potato crop country so cows in paddocks and sea in the background was a common sight.

28 Oct 2008 11:11pm

Thomas Griffioen from Rotterdam, Netherlands

Just fabulous! Love the panorama view. Great title too! Wipe out!

28 Oct 2008 11:43pm

Observing from West Cheshire, United Kingdom

These cows must have the best location ever.... lucky cow's.

29 Oct 2008 2:06am

@Observing: They are in this shot, Mike. However, I've seen the storms that blow off that ocean - and in winter that can include sleet and even snow. And then there's the prospect of McDonald's. Good to hear from you!

Magda from Vancouver, Canada

Stunning! Spectacular! Fantastic!..... :) Love love love it!

1 Nov 2008 5:50am

@Magda: Well - you certainly made my day - glad you enjoyed it!