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Storm Surge at Santa Cruz

Posted by
Stephen Phillips (San Francisco, United States) on 5 July 2011 in Plant & Nature and Portfolio.

Santa Cruz, California

...well, after the calm and gentle waters along the beach at Drake's Bay (yesterday) - here's a little contrast to stir the spirit. The image was taken at sunrise near the Surfer's Lighthouse.

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guillaume from Paris, France

Great natural capture !

5 Jul 2011 8:02am

Aubélia from Kortrijk, Belgium

Very beautiful image !

5 Jul 2011 8:06am

Marie LC from Entre montagnes et Bretagne, France

Very beautiful crash waves !

5 Jul 2011 8:25am

Curly from South Shields, United Kingdom

That's the sort of sea that I usually witness here, full of life and forcefulness.

5 Jul 2011 10:49am

Eric Cousineau from Sherwood Park, Canada

This is the power and majesty of the ocean Stephen! A constant struggle to reclaim all that the dry land has claimed....... ;-)

5 Jul 2011 11:59am

MARIANA from Waterloo, Canada

super atmospheric image ... great capture

5 Jul 2011 12:00pm

Viewfinder from Bradenton, FL, United States

So is it true that the early bird gets the... wave? Nicely seen and captured Stephen. I love looking at these rough waters (from the land)...

5 Jul 2011 1:42pm

@Viewfinder: A surfbird? Hang Tweet! Nice to hear from you, Glenn. Thank you.

Irene from San Francisco, United States

Great capture of the wave crashing into the rock.

5 Jul 2011 3:19pm

Denny Jump Photo from Easton, PA, United States

Just a fantastic stop, Stephen...and the entire scene and tones are awesome...beautiful!

5 Jul 2011 7:37pm

DarkElf from Perth, Australia

great drama and energy captured here! the crashing wave adds superb interest into the scene and your composition is superb all around!

6 Jul 2011 12:44am

John Maslowski from Dallas, PA, United States

A powerful and beautiful shot Stephen. Love those crashing waves. Perfect timing and exposure.

6 Jul 2011 1:43am