This was about as close as I was game to get to the crashing waves on the end of the rock shelf.

View all photos taken: Tuesday, 30th December 2008, This photo: 5:55am

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  • Debbie from Brisbane said:
    Spectacular!! And very brave of you too!
    Seen on my Flickr home page. (?)
  • David de Groot said:
    I did crop about 1.5m off the bottom of this shot though ;-) Still, it was close enough given the variability of the waves.
  • HPVD Photos said:
    Fantastic shot, love that bit of greenery.
  • David de Groot said:
    Slippery stuff that greenery ;-)
  • looby88 said:
    an interesting looking beach, I much prefer a beach like this to one thats just never ending sand. Grey skies- I didnt think you got them !!
  • David de Groot said:
    Yeah I like rocky beaches. Sandy beaches have there place too (mostly for finding shells), but the rocks are where it's at. As for the skies, this was in Sydney ;-)
  • looby88 said:
    Do you reckon thats why its called NSW, the Brits felt at home there !! I mean in Wales it rains an awful lot !
  • David de Groot said:
    Could be, could be indeed!
  • aramisfirefly said:
    Oh I'd have gone closer!! But you know what I'm like dropping tripods into ponds ;)
  • David de Groot said:
    And yourself for that matter!
    But salt water and cameras don't mix well.
  • [ Kane ] said:
    Nice shot Dave. Great timing.
  • -Gadabout- said:
    Fantastic action shot :D
  • David de Groot said:
    It's part of a series of four shots of this wave. I should do something with them...
    Thanks :) I'm kicking myself about leaving the 70-200 in the bag in the car during this session, as there were some good opportunities for tighter shots (without getting wet). Oh well, next time.
  • Craig B 73 said:
    Great shot. I would like to see what you do with a series.
  • David de Groot said:
    Thanks :)
  • -Gadabout- said:
    Looking forward to seeing the entire series :)
  • David de Groot said:
    I should have kept my big mouth shut, now I can see I'll have to do something with the series...
  • -Gadabout- said:
    Most excellent - really looking forward to it :D