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King Tides, Garrapata State Park

Posted by
Don Smith (California, United States) on 24 January 2013 in Landscape & Rural.


4th Annual Winter Big Sur - Magic Light, Moonlight, and Pfeiffer Beach Arch - January 26-29, 2013 (only 2 spots left)
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3rd Annual Bryce Canyon and Zion National Parks - Hoodoos and Fall Color - November 4-8, 2013

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I'm lucky to live nearby what I consider to be the most visually exciting coastline in the world - the Big Sur Coast. During the winter months, we can have spectacular displays of waves and swells. In my newest blog, I explain the difference between the two plus discuss more (such as King Tides - above). I also give tips to improve your ocean photography. To read more, please see:
Photographing Waves and Swells. Do You Know the Difference?.

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omid from mashhad, Iran

very nice!
very nice!
so beautiful colors, lights & atmosphere!

24 Jan 2013 6:09pm

@omid: Thanks Omid!

Akbar&Armaghan from Gorgan, Iran

Wow!!marvelous shot,fantastic moment

24 Jan 2013 6:58pm

@Akbar&Armaghan: Thank you so much.

Basile Pesso from Paris, France

Stunning splash and excellent color union.

24 Jan 2013 9:33pm

@Basile Pesso: Much appreciated Basile.

DarkElf from Perth, Australia

spectacular! you used the light to perfection here to get such wonderful illumination and tone of the splashing water...

25 Jan 2013 2:16am

LauraS from Chico, United States

Such fantastic light and wave action. Love this.

25 Jan 2013 3:45am

Gérard Beullac from Paris, France

Great atmosphere of furious sea !
The light is managed with a special virtuosity !

25 Jan 2013 6:50am

@Gérard Beullac: Thank you Gerard. Love that word "virtuosity!"

mimbi from teh, Iran


25 Jan 2013 6:54am

L'Angevine from Angers, France


25 Jan 2013 9:02am

Tracy from Charlotte, United States

This is awesome! Glad everything came together for this one...The light, the waves, the tide- I can feel the power. (glad you didn't get swept away, too. Every year it happens, so thanks for posting the info hopefully folks will read it and stay safe.)

25 Jan 2013 5:21pm

@Tracy: Very well said Tracy - I was in a safe spot :-)

Yonatan from New York, United States

The power of the ocean is highlighted by the incredible light you have captured in this frame. Beautifully done.

28 Jan 2013 2:20pm