September 1, 2013

Wave Breaking, Oahu

Photograph by Freddy Booth, Your Shot

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To capture this photograph, Your Shot contributor Freddy Booth stood knee-deep in the water during sunrise on the northeast side of Oahu. "I started off capturing images from inside the barrel of the wave," Booth writes, "but once I saw how amazing the sunrise became, I switched to trying to get this angle."

Booth knew time was ticking on the lighting, but finally a wave came in just right. "This image taught me that my ego is not my amigo, and I should never pass up the little things in life."

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62 comments
Toso Bozic
Toso Bozic

always love Hawaii -- it is paradise for photographer for amazing sunsets ... excellent catch of wave ---just beautiful

Eric Krowitz
Eric Krowitz

This pic reflects the power and strength of the sea.

Roxa HO
Roxa HO

just perfect !  Could I have a copy for my wallpaper?

Lois Young
Lois Young

Gorgeous light and color variations! Simplicity is beauty!

Yakoob Ayad
Yakoob Ayad

that calleth for the waters of the sea, and poureth them out upon the face of the earth: The LORD is his name:

Shannon T
Shannon T

Ok, how many times did you get knocked over by the waves to get this shot. Whatever the answer it was worth it. Fantastic shot. Congratulations Freddy.

Timmy Leger
Timmy Leger

Did you take this with an underwater camera or what method of waterproofness did you use?


carole ellis
carole ellis

An amazing picture. Our  world is so beautiful.

C. Hamada
C. Hamada

Wow, the wave is surging into me!

 And how he captures the light of the dusk...so powerful and stunning!

Sherril-Lynn Chang
Sherril-Lynn Chang

Lucky u live in paradise, enjoying the long weekend a the beach on the Northshore. No Ka Oi

Yi Xu
Yi Xu

Did you use the housing?

Ali Elkattani
Ali Elkattani

WOOO Look at that motion of the wave captured, I like seen water in slow motion on film:)

pawan kumar
pawan kumar

hi ,booth thanks 4 stiking picture. nature is so vast  we just stop to compose nature gives beyond our imagination.hurling wave at right side is shot at perfect time

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