This rock is just south of Pt. Piedras Blancas on the Central Coast of California. On January 13, 2010 the seas were at around 25 – 30 feet. This rock stands about 60 feet tall, so the spray must be at least 80 feet tall EF 75-200 2.8L IS USM Lens at 200mm

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WINNER – Water Splashes – Beach, River and Lake Treasures Challenge – March 12, 2010
TIED WINNER – Crashing Surf – Going Coastal Challenge – January 27, 2010
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Canon 5D
EF 75-200 2.8L IS USM Lens – 200mm
200 ISO

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aorbfebfeatures, california, cathy gregg, crashing, pacific ocean, piedres blancas, point piedras blancas, wave

I am self taught and believe that I have a gift and must share it with the world. The interplay of light in nature is one of the earths most wonderful gifts and I try my best to capture that moment in time.

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  • JKKimball
    JKKimballover 4 years ago

    Wow! This is amazing Cathy!

  • Thank you John! It was amazing to watch! I took a lot of photos of this and this was the biggest!

    – Cathy L. Gregg

  • Alex Preiss
    Alex Preissover 4 years ago

    Wow! Great looking wave and excellent details.

  • Thank you very much Alex!

    – Cathy L. Gregg

  • Sherrie Chavez
    Sherrie Chavezover 4 years ago

    This looked even better when it was on T.V. tonight Cathy! Fantastic shot!!

  • Thanks Sherrie :) Kinda neat seeing it on T.V..

    – Cathy L. Gregg

  • AJM Photography
    AJM Photographyover 4 years ago

    Very dramatic! I love the contrast between the relative calm of the ocean surface and the explosion of water around the rock. The B&W conversion works well as it emphasises the four elements (ocean, sky, rock, spray).

  • Thank you very much AJM.

    – Cathy L. Gregg

  • terezadelpilar~ art & architecture
    terezadelpilar...over 4 years ago

  • WOW! Thank you Tereza!!

    – Cathy L. Gregg

  • jrfphotography
    jrfphotographyover 4 years ago

    wow, what a capture.

  • Thank you very much Jes! It was amazing to watch this. I could have sat there all day!

    – Cathy L. Gregg

  • Stephen Homer
    Stephen Homerover 4 years ago

    Awesome, what a powerful shot !

  • Thanks Steve! I took many, many photos of this and I may make a little iMovie out of it. I have sequential shots of the wave just before it hits and several to the point of this. We’ll see :)

    – Cathy L. Gregg

  • Sherrie Chavez
    Sherrie Chavezover 4 years ago

    Congrats on your feature Cathy!! You Rock!!..I mean Splash! ;)

  • Thank you very much :)

    – Cathy L. Gregg

  • UncaDeej
    UncaDeejover 4 years ago

    Magic stuff…..FAV…..

  • Wow! Thank you UncaDeej :)

    – Cathy L. Gregg

  • Noel Elliot
    Noel Elliotover 4 years ago

    fantastic shot

  • Thank you very much Noel.

    – Cathy L. Gregg

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