While there are certainly times that I miss shooting film (I miss my Velvia), this was definitely not one of them.  I probably would’ve gone through several rolls of film trying to get the one shot of this wave crashing on the rocks, but thanks to a decent size memory card, it wasn’t a concern.  It was really difficult to predict which swells would cause the biggest splash, so this shot was all about trial and error.   You could flip a coin as to whether it was skill or luck, but I did manage to get the one that I wanted.  I took this shot the same day I grabbed the porch shot I posted earlier this week, and it was taken on the other side of the rocky cliffs that surround Nubble Light in York.

Hope you have a great weekend.

Camera settings: ISO 200, f/8, 90mm, 1/320 second


  1. Posted March 9, 2012 at 6:46 am | Permalink

    What a perfectly timed shot here Steven! This is just beautiful man, great shot of the pure power of the ocean!

  2. Posted March 9, 2012 at 9:54 am | Permalink

    Perfect timing Steven. I’ll categorize it as skill.

  3. Posted March 9, 2012 at 10:25 am | Permalink

    Great shot Steve. You’ve caught this wave beautifully.

  4. Posted March 9, 2012 at 11:05 am | Permalink

    Nice capture!

  5. Posted March 9, 2012 at 12:47 pm | Permalink

    Film is fun I think. I am slowly building a collection of exposed film that I have no idea what is on. Think i’m up to about a dozen or so rolls of various types. I’m thinking the ilferd or what ever it’s called will be cool looking.

    Nice shot today and good timing!

  6. Posted March 9, 2012 at 1:20 pm | Permalink

    Great timing Steven. The contrasts and drama are beautiful.

  7. Posted March 9, 2012 at 6:41 pm | Permalink

    Very cool shot Steve! Great catch!

  8. Posted March 12, 2012 at 7:46 am | Permalink

    Wow, man. You certainly timed this one to perfection. That water breaking over the rocky outcrop brings a lot of drama to this image.

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