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Challenge: Abstract Nature (Advanced Editing VII)
Collection: 2012
Date: Jun 23, 2012
Date Uploaded: Jun 24, 2012

Thanks everyone for the votes and comments.

I've been debating for awhile now if I should buy an underwater housing for my camera. I'm still on the fence so decided to get a cheaper housing for my point and shoot to see how I'd like shooting in the waves. I'm still on the fence.

This picture was taken at Sandy Beach on the southeast side of the island. This beach has the notoriety of having the highest rate of neck injuries in the nation. It's a heavy shorebreak that breaks in inches of water. I've surfed here for a good 35 years with my share of broken bones and some pretty serious scars.

On this morning, I was in the water for about 3 hours and got totally pummeled. You need to stay right in the impact zone knowing you're going to get pounded to get a shot. Out of a couple hundred shots, this is one of about a dozen that you can actually see something recognizable. Here's an outtake that I was considering using.

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I was worried that people wouldn't find my entry abstract in any way but I'm glad the majority did.

Thanks again.

Statistics
Place: 4 out of 124
Avg (all users): 6.7358
Avg (commenters): 8.3636
Avg (participants): 6.4737
Avg (non-participants): 7.0408
Views since voting: 1420
Views during voting: 220
Votes: 106
Comments: 20
Favorites: 3 (view)


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07/03/2012 09:01:31 PM
Congrats on the HM. Awesome capture. If you can do that with your p&s maybe you don't need to get a housing for your DSLR.
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07/03/2012 05:10:50 PM
Very cool capture. You have to had fun getting this one. Even though, with a couple bumps. Congrats on HM!
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07/03/2012 11:21:17 AM
Congrats ,a cracker.
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07/02/2012 07:22:22 AM
Congratulations on your HM well done.
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07/02/2012 05:12:18 AM
That's mind blowing. Awesome image!
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07/02/2012 02:33:54 AM
WOW! GREAT work, Mark. Congrats on the HM.
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07/02/2012 01:08:58 AM
Incredible.
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07/02/2012 12:03:33 AM
Congrats on the high finish. I absolutely love this photo. Makes me yearn to go back to Hawaii.
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07/02/2012 12:03:14 AM
Oh Yeah oh Yeah, forgot to comment on this one, very awesome well done.
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 Comments Made During the Challenge
07/01/2012 11:12:08 PM
amazing
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06/30/2012 11:00:06 PM
I have to know how you got this.
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06/30/2012 09:31:58 AM
Waterproof camera, I hope. Unique image. I like how all the smooth textures of the ocean end in the hard edges of the water.
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06/29/2012 02:12:21 PM
One of my favorites in what is turning out to be one of my favorite challenges ever to vote on. 10
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06/29/2012 11:49:23 AM
WOW no really I mean WOW
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06/29/2012 11:31:47 AM
Wow very nice
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06/26/2012 11:19:18 AM
Gotta love this .
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06/26/2012 11:04:59 AM
Wow! Wish I'd have taken this one. Really like the "sculpture" of the wave and the golden colors.
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06/25/2012 12:44:25 PM
Nice movement. Combined with the interesting swirl and exceptional lighting make this quite interesting.
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06/25/2012 01:58:26 AM
Wonderful capture!
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06/25/2012 12:17:56 AM
WOW this is great! Excellent capture!
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