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LynneJoyce Plus
13 22 101 United Kingdom
21 Mar 2010 3:34PM
Dynamic action shot.
Oliverpants 12 2 2 England
21 Mar 2010 3:56PM
Great capture. Ann
tony147 13
21 Mar 2010 5:00PM
ok you got me , where did you get an angle like that ??
were you on a pier
or in a helicopter
Great shot
arhb 14 3.4k 68 United Kingdom
22 Mar 2010 2:26PM
This is excellent work Bruce - deserves more attention.
22 Mar 2010 2:45PM
tony147: The land formation around Steamer Lane includes a cliff face that runs for a few miles, beginning at its eastern end, which itself consists of a very long stretch of beach in the area of the Santa Cruz Beach Boardwalk, to its western end, near the end of an adjacent street called West Cliff Drive (this area itself forms the northern tip of Monterey Bay). The cliff face, down its entire length (many miles long), consists of straight drops (for the most part; the ocean has managed to carve out several beaches along its length) down to the water that range from roughly 20 to 40 feet, or so (depending largely on the tide level). The point that I shoot from overlooks one of the best surfing spots along the entire West Coast of the US. There's a land projection here that is very unique; it places you directly above the best surfing area, and it is angled in such a fashion that the waves roll by perpendicular to the base of the cliff; this results in a view that generally looks right down the length of the wave; the wave is not coming "toward" you, instead, it is rolling -- lengthwise -- from your right to your left (west to east). With this shot, I just caught the surfer as the "barrel" (formed when the crest of the wave breaks, falling over the front surface of the wave and enclosing the surfer) was about to form; a split second later he had disappeared inside the barrel.

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