A 4.5 metre swell, a 20 knot offshore, sunny skies. A pretty standard sort of day in the Roaring 40s at any time of year really.
Doesnt happen all the time but its definitely not a rare occurence either.

Temma, NW Tasmania

Nikon D90
Nikkor 18-200mm VR lens

featured in A Wilderness Somewhere 31st January 2010
featured in SEA group 1st February 2010
featured in Tasmanian Photography group 12th February 2010


  • stevebuffington
    stevebuffingtonalmost 5 years ago

    Amazing sight Garth! Nicely done.—Steve

  • Thank you Steve, I wasnt sure if I was going to be eaten or not.

    – Garth Smith

  • Karen  Betts
    Karen Bettsalmost 5 years ago

    Wow what a shot hope you and camera did not get wet, you can just feel the force of the water, beautifully captured.

  • Thank you Karen.
    I was absolutely positive it was going to get me but had to grab the shot anyway. After I had turned and scrambled like an idiot back up the rocks, I looked back around and the wave had come to – just about a foot from where I had been standing. The rocky shoreline had soaked all the oomph out of it.

    – Garth Smith

  • ourjrny
    ourjrnyalmost 5 years ago

    It is a beautiful wave shot Garth :))

  • Thank you very much Sharon

    – Garth Smith

  • debsphotos
    debsphotosalmost 5 years ago

    What a colour!!! What a wave!! Great capture Garth! *-)

  • Thank you Deb

    – Garth Smith

  • EarthGipsy
    EarthGipsyalmost 5 years ago

    Great colour and energy.

  • Thank you very much EG

    – Garth Smith

  • traveller
    travelleralmost 5 years ago

    You have captured the power of the wave perfectly Garth,well done mate, and yes we enjoyed or Stanley trip, the exhibition was fantastic, great work by all.

  • Thank you Ian, glad you enjoyed.

    – Garth Smith

  • rick005
    rick005almost 5 years ago

    Awesom shot!

  • Thank you Rick

    – Garth Smith

  • Ryan Davison Crisp
    Ryan Davison C...almost 5 years ago


  • Thank you Ryan

    – Garth Smith

  • PhotosByG
    PhotosByGalmost 5 years ago

    Congratulations! Your photo has been featured in “A Wilderness somewhere…"

    This photo was chosen because it was of a very high quality and it captured exactly the sort of work we are looking for in this group.

    Please keep up the great work and we hope you continue to add more of your excellent photographs to this group.

  • Thank you very much Graham, much appreciated.

    – Garth Smith

  • Jason Kiely
    Jason Kielyalmost 5 years ago

    awesome image. Well done, real dramatic capture

  • Thank you Jason

    – Garth Smith

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