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© John Linton
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UploadedJanuary 31, 2010
TakenJanuary 30, 2010
Exposure1/2000 sec at f/8
FlashNo Flash
Focal Length63 mm
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Entering the surf off Sunset Cliffs, San Diego. He waited until the swell arrived to make his jump onto it's crest.

Our son, Todd, said he'd never seen the surf this high before. They had closed the Ocean Beach Pier because the swells were breaking over the top.

Sorry I haven't been able to spend much time on the computer. I'll be back (to normal Wednesday).

Canon EOS 350D camera with a Sigma AF 18-200 DC OS Zoom lens

30 Jan 2010

90 responses

  • Danielle Briffa

    Danielle Briffa (Deleted) gave props (31 Jan 2010):

    this isss awesomeeee

  • Dianna Rojas

    Dianna Rojas gave props (31 Jan 2010):

    wow cool shot !

  • Susan Littlefield

    Susan Littlefield gave props (31 Jan 2010):

    Super capture, John! Can we blame the high surf on global warming, too??

  • Lindsay

    Lindsay gave props (31 Jan 2010):


  • Donald Garrett

    Donald Garrett   gave props (31 Jan 2010):

    Super duper wonderful shot, John! Is this near La Jolla?

  • Martin E. Morris

    Martin E. Morris (Deleted) gave props (31 Jan 2010):

    I don't believe it's possible for you to be (back to) normal John!!! LOL !!! Great shot.Love the colour of the sea!!!

  • Regenia Brabham

    Regenia Brabham (Deleted) gave props (31 Jan 2010):

    Fantastic timing on this great shot!! Enjoy your vacation John!!!

  • Bermi Shutter

    Bermi Shutter gave props (31 Jan 2010):

    did he also ride the swell out? very cool shot

  • Litz Go

    Litz Go gave props (31 Jan 2010):

    great shot!

  • Bruce Miller

    Bruce Miller (Deleted) gave props (31 Jan 2010):

    Nicely captured

  • Cindy Mikulski

    Cindy Mikulski gave props (31 Jan 2010):

    AWESOME dude!!! nice POV, and DOF! love the action with the surfer and the water. Nice work!!

  • Michael Ball

    Michael Ball gave props (31 Jan 2010):

    Awesome shot John!! Cool entry!!


    JOE FAILK gave props (31 Jan 2010):

    Perfect entry! Great photo!

  • Thad Zajdowicz

    Thad Zajdowicz gave props (31 Jan 2010):

    Know the location well -- great capture!

  • Leslie Hunziker

    Leslie Hunziker   gave props (31 Jan 2010):

    Love this shot! Timing is right on the money!

  • Kevin Ellis

    Kevin Ellis gave props (31 Jan 2010):

    Good capture John, Our tides are also running exceptionally high, normal for this time of the year on a full moon though

  • Richard Knight

    Richard Knight (Deleted) gave props (31 Jan 2010):

    Perfect composition! (I am glad you said "San Diego." I would have guessed wrong . . . again.)

  • Frank Summers

    Frank Summers   gave props (31 Jan 2010):

    Great shot! Hope he didn't crash into the cliff.

  • Zerina Phillip

    Zerina Phillip gave props (31 Jan 2010):

    Fantastic..Perfect color.

  • Olivier Scher

    Olivier Scher gave props (1 Feb 2010):

    Yeah !

  • Nancy Richard

    Nancy Richard gave props (1 Feb 2010):

    Good for "anticipation!!

  • JamesHarmon McQuilkin

    JamesHarmon McQuilkin   gave props (1 Feb 2010):

    dramatic light, textured-colours, and geometric patterns quite pleasing to the eye

  • Al Gieryna

    Al Gieryna gave props (1 Feb 2010):

    A perfectly timed capture, excellent

  • Sonia Adam Murray

    Sonia Adam Murray gave props (1 Feb 2010):

    Brilliant John!

  • Mike Olbinski

    Mike Olbinski gave props (1 Feb 2010):

    Nice capture right before the jump!

  • Jean Pierre Vacherot

    Jean Pierre Vacherot (Deleted) gave props (2 Feb 2010):


  • Tridibesh Sanyal

    Tridibesh Sanyal said (2 Feb 2010):

    That's not a "fly on the wall" ... that's a hawk on the rock!

    Love the drama. Great moment.

  • peggy gardner

    peggy gardner gave props (2 Feb 2010):

    absolutely cool.

  • Debrah Leonard

    Debrah Leonard (Deleted) gave props (2 Feb 2010):

    spectacular entry! (looks scary to me)

  • Yasmina Baggili

    Yasmina Baggili (Deleted) gave props (2 Feb 2010):

    Fantastic capture and entry!!

  • dawn duffield

    dawn duffield gave props (2 Feb 2010):

    This is AWESOME!!! A most excellent entry indeed!

  • Lanis Rossi

    Lanis Rossi gave props (2 Feb 2010):

    Super Capture!

  • Gail Anderson

    Gail Anderson gave props (2 Feb 2010):

    please don't come back normal... just come back!

  • Anne Worner

    Anne Worner (Deleted) gave props (2 Feb 2010):

    The colour here is superb. Love the tones of the ocean contrasting with the warm colour of the rocks. Cool shot!

  • Julien Maury

    Julien Maury gave props (3 Feb 2010):

    Spy or fly ???

  • Judy Wanamaker

    Judy Wanamaker (Deleted) gave props (3 Feb 2010):

    Exciting capture, John. Very tense. The water and shoreline are beautiful.

  • Rob Roy

    Rob Roy (Deleted) gave props (5 Feb 2010):

    Ditto Judy word-for-word... her comments are always tack on! Your timing was perfect... and the caption info is choice!

  • Deborah Downes

    Deborah Downes   gave props (6 Feb 2010):

    Wow....what a great catch and shot.

  • Massimo Bardelli

    Massimo Bardelli   gave props (8 Feb 2010):

    Intriguing capture!

  • Andrea Petersen

    Andrea Petersen gave props (7 Jan 2011):

    Fantastic capture, John...I just saw this show up on the Hot theme page ...Excellent in every way!

  • Litz Go

    Litz Go gave props (16 Jun 2011):

    back to vote!

  • Donna Mullins

    Donna Mullins said (16 Jun 2011):


  • Regenia Brabham

    Regenia Brabham said (16 Jun 2011):

    I am back to vote!!

  • Sonia Adam Murray

    Sonia Adam Murray gave props (16 Jun 2011):

    I came back to vote!

  • Kevin Kott

    Kevin Kott gave props (16 Jun 2011):

    My vote!!!

  • Deborah Downes

    Deborah Downes   gave props (17 Jun 2011):


  • Winky Vivas

    Winky Vivas (Deleted) said (17 Jun 2011):

    John, this is really an outstanding image. Wonderful colors, contrast, composition, and light. Exceptionally well done. Got my vote!

  • Ronnie Ginnever

    Ronnie Ginnever   gave props (17 Jun 2011):

    Wow - voted!

  • Roxana Brivent-Barnes

    Roxana Brivent-Barnes said (17 Jun 2011):

    Superb, voted!

  • Christopher J Chalk

    Christopher J Chalk gave props (17 Jun 2011):

    Love the timing and that colourful two tone ocean, great composition John!.........Voted

  • dp *

    dp * gave props (18 Jun 2011):

    Oh yeah this is way RAD !

  • Leslie Hunziker

    Leslie Hunziker   gave props (18 Jun 2011): vote.

  • Debrah Leonard

    Debrah Leonard (Deleted) gave props (20 Jun 2011):

    YEAH.... BTV ~ RAD!

  • Judy and Wayne Wanamaker

    Judy and Wayne Wanamaker said (20 Jun 2011):


  • Andrea Petersen

    Andrea Petersen gave props (21 Jun 2011):

    Back to vote!

  • Yasmina Baggili

    Yasmina Baggili (Deleted) gave props (21 Jun 2011):

    Back to vote!! Excellent

  • Frank Summers

    Frank Summers   gave props (21 Jun 2011):


  • Thad Zajdowicz

    Thad Zajdowicz gave props (21 Jun 2011):

    Cool! Voted!

  • Tridibesh Sanyal

    Tridibesh Sanyal said (22 Jun 2011):

    Loved it, now i've come back to vote.

  • Niharika Sanyal

    Niharika Sanyal gave props (22 Jun 2011):

    Cool capture!! Lovely colour. Voted!

  • Richard Bruns

    Richard Bruns said (23 Jun 2011):


  • Ron LaFond

    Ron LaFond gave props (23 Jun 2011):

    Great timing! "Yeah!" R

  • Kathleen DesHotel

    Kathleen DesHotel   gave props (23 Jun 2011):

    got my vote

  • Debbie Smartt

    Debbie Smartt   gave props (26 Jun 2011):


  • Dustin Hanoski

    Dustin Hanoski gave props (26 Jun 2011):

    Great moment! Did he make it??

  • Massimo Bardelli

    Massimo Bardelli   gave props (28 Jun 2011):

    Back to vote yeah!

  • Robin Perkins

    Robin Perkins gave props (29 Jun 2011):

    surfs uppppp, got my vote

  • Suzanne McGeady

    Suzanne McGeady said (30 Jun 2011):

    Perfect does look kinda rough surf! Voted.

  • Jüri Vissak

    Jüri Vissak gave props (2 Jul 2011):

    Funny! Got my vote.

  • ajtiM

    ajtiM (Deleted) said (4 Jul 2011):

    great shot! Yeah!

  • Ricardo W

    Ricardo W gave props (5 Jul 2011):

    You got my vote! Great shot. Right place at a wonderful time.

  • eyal leave

    eyal leave said (5 Jul 2011):

    great capture. voted.

  • Mykola Swarnyk

    Mykola Swarnyk gave props (6 Jul 2011):

    Great deep color... and deep water. The moment captured is also fantastic!

  • Saroj Swain

    Saroj Swain gave props (8 Jul 2011):

    great shot!! voted!!!

  • Sakhile Vanqa

    Sakhile Vanqa gave props (10 Jul 2011):

    haha nice

  • Carlo Pagan

    Carlo Pagan gave props (11 Jul 2011):


  • P rism

    P rism said (12 Jul 2011):

    太棒了!! red!!

  • Claire Crocker

    Claire Crocker gave props (2 Aug 2011):

    Whoa! Not my kind of "fun"! But I could enjoy being the fly on the wall, just watching!

  • Steven Schutz

    Steven Schutz gave props (2 Aug 2011):

    Stellar action shot...Voted

  • dL

    dL (Deleted) gave props (12 Aug 2011):

    Great looking image! Pacific Beach...favorite spot for waves...something about the ocean floor there and the coastline. The waves are usually pretty nice...often big.

  • Jan Sluimer

    Jan Sluimer (Deleted) gave props (19 Aug 2011):

    wonderful colors and compo....voted

  • JamesHarmon McQuilkin

    JamesHarmon McQuilkin   gave props (25 Aug 2011):

    The colours are deeply spectacular

  • Merike Mäll

    Merike Mäll gave props (28 Aug 2011):

    väga hea töö

  • Carl Kuntze

    Carl Kuntze gave props (10 Sep 2011):

    Viirile, sinewy, athletic. Lack of contrast can be forgiven.

  • Ann Reece

    Ann Reece   gave props (16 Sep 2011):

    Excellent shot, voted yay for sure : )

  • Maurie A

    Maurie A gave props (18 Sep 2011):

    very nice shot....stopped by to vote!

  • ana marques

    ana marques gave props (27 Sep 2011):

    Fantastic! Voted!

  • MindTheStep

    MindTheStep gave props (30 Oct 2011):


  • Andrea Petersen

    Andrea Petersen gave props (5 Oct 2015):

    Famtastic!!! Back to vote!!!

  • Frank Summers

    Frank Summers   gave props (6 Oct 2015):

    Cool GMV

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