The Camera can capture some fantastic moments....

The Camera can capture some fantastic moments....

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Asterix

24,438 posts

197 months

Thursday 26th June 2008
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Awesome stuff Wacky - thansk for sharing - especially the latter images.

Also the pinnacle landing - makes me very proud that one.

LukeBird

17,168 posts

178 months

Thursday 26th June 2008
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daveco said:
aa2008 said:
What's happening there then? Looks like one hell of a wave!
Exactly what I was thinking!
Possibly an earthquake and the effect captured in the water...? scratchchin

minimax

11,984 posts

225 months

Thursday 26th June 2008
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thegavster said:
During my younger teenage years, a friend whacked off whilst staying over at a mate's house, using a 'tummy wipe' to clean up. However friend's dog wandered in, picked up tissue and ate it.

My mate was really scared the dog was going to get pregnant and give birth to some kind of mandog creature.
rofl

Mr Trophy

6,785 posts

172 months

Thursday 26th June 2008
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GuildfordPaul

467 posts

175 months

Thursday 26th June 2008
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LukeBird said:
daveco said:
aa2008 said:
What's happening there then? Looks like one hell of a wave!
Exactly what I was thinking!
Possibly an earthquake and the effect captured in the water...? scratchchin
tsunami?? or maybe just a photoshop!

walm

10,588 posts

171 months

Thursday 26th June 2008
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GuildfordPaul said:
LukeBird said:
daveco said:
aa2008 said:
What's happening there then? Looks like one hell of a wave!
Exactly what I was thinking!
Possibly an earthquake and the effect captured in the water...? scratchchin
tsunami?? or maybe just a photoshop!
Definitely photoshop - the surfers are all looking the wrong way. They should be looking to the right looking for the next wave.
I think the background is just a regular picture of a huge wave at Jaws surf site or similar - it really does look like that. The wave is going to the left and the white bit is the previous wave having just broken.

Tall_Paul

1,893 posts

196 months

Thursday 26th June 2008
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walm said:
GuildfordPaul said:
LukeBird said:
daveco said:
aa2008 said:
What's happening there then? Looks like one hell of a wave!
Exactly what I was thinking!
Possibly an earthquake and the effect captured in the water...? scratchchin
tsunami?? or maybe just a photoshop!
Definitely photoshop - the surfers are all looking the wrong way. They should be looking to the right looking for the next wave.
I think the background is just a regular picture of a huge wave at Jaws surf site or similar - it really does look like that. The wave is going to the left and the white bit is the previous wave having just broken.
Its not a photoshop, or earthquake, its a real wave called Teahupoo in Tahiti clicky and is (probably) the worlds heaviest wave.

The surfers aren't paddling for the wave, hence why they are not facing the correct way.

Do a search for "laird hamilton teahupoo" on youtube and prepare to be amamzed biggrin

Dupont666

21,319 posts

161 months

Thursday 26th June 2008
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Thought you may like the rest of them in the set?


Asterix

24,438 posts

197 months

Thursday 26th June 2008
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Where is that lighthouse?

celticpilgrim

1,965 posts

212 months

Thursday 26th June 2008
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Asterix said:
Where is that lighthouse?
and just as importantly, how the HELL do you go about building something like that??

Dupont666

21,319 posts

161 months

Thursday 26th June 2008
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Asterix said:
Where is that lighthouse?
http://www.alphapix.com/cartephare.shtml

its La Jument in the right hand image


Shadytree

8,291 posts

218 months

Thursday 26th June 2008
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celticpilgrim said:
Asterix said:
Where is that lighthouse?
and just as importantly, how the HELL do you go about building something like that??
Wait till the tide goes out?

Asterix

24,438 posts

197 months

Thursday 26th June 2008
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Dupont666 said:
Asterix said:
Where is that lighthouse?
http://www.alphapix.com/cartephare.shtml

its La Jument in the right hand image
Cool - thanks

tim the pool man

4,723 posts

186 months

Thursday 26th June 2008
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Jesus!


Balmoral Green

35,940 posts

217 months

Thursday 26th June 2008
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TBH, I'd want to be walking away from that too biggrin

Yertis

16,339 posts

235 months

Thursday 26th June 2008
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aa2008 said:











Those pics - no stars - obviously fakes...

Mr Trophy

6,785 posts

172 months

Thursday 26th June 2008
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Yertis said:
Those pics - no stars - obviously fakes...
rofl

Wacky Racer

34,632 posts

216 months

Thursday 26th June 2008
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LukeBird said:
Blukoo said:
I love that picture! thumbup
I'd like a print of that on my wall smile
From the Web:-

For the first time ever in the United States, the famous French photographer, Jean Guichard, made an official personal appearance to autograph his world famous lighthouse prints at Lighthouse Depot in Wells, Maine.

He is best known for his explosive “Wave” photograph of a lighthouse off the coast of Brittany, France, showing a keeper at the door about to be engulfed by a titanic wave. The photograph is truly one of the most recognizable lighthouse photographs in the world. When first seeing the famous photograph, most people assume that the lighthouse keeper must have been killed.

In fact, the keepers had been living in fear of death during the 1989 storm and at one point had taken refuge in the lantern room of the tower. Waves the night before had smashed through the lower windows of the tower, causing the structure to flood, washing away everything in its path including the television, table, chairs, coffee maker and even the refrigerator. The keepers in fact were waiting to be rescued by helicopter.

As Jean Guichard’s helicopter approached the tower he was unaware that the keepers were waiting for a rescue helicopter. Guichard was simply there to take photographs of the waves pounding the structure. The keepers heard the sound of the helicopter and naturally assumed it was the rescue helicopter. One of the keepers opened the lower door of the structure and as he looked up at the helicopter and realized that it was not the rescue chopper, he also realized that a giant wave was about to engulf the tower. He immediately turned about and pulled the door closed behind him. Had he not done so at that second, he surely would have been killed. While all this was happening, Jean Guichard was busy taking photographs as fast as he could click the camera, thus capturing on film the most dramatic action shots ever taken at a lighthouse.


thetrash

1,832 posts

175 months

Thursday 26th June 2008
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Tall_Paul said:
walm said:
GuildfordPaul said:
LukeBird said:
daveco said:
aa2008 said:
What's happening there then? Looks like one hell of a wave!
Exactly what I was thinking!
Possibly an earthquake and the effect captured in the water...? scratchchin
tsunami?? or maybe just a photoshop!
Definitely photoshop - the surfers are all looking the wrong way. They should be looking to the right looking for the next wave.
I think the background is just a regular picture of a huge wave at Jaws surf site or similar - it really does look like that. The wave is going to the left and the white bit is the previous wave having just broken.
Its not a photoshop, or earthquake, its a real wave called Teahupoo in Tahiti clicky and is (probably) the worlds heaviest wave.

The surfers aren't paddling for the wave, hence why they are not facing the correct way.

Do a search for "laird hamilton teahupoo" on youtube and prepare to be amamzed biggrin
This is him surfing THE wave


fk that! The white bit is where the reef is and very shallow(inches) The wave sucks the water back to make such a heavy wave. If you fall off it'll be messy.

Riding Giants is a really good documentry about big wave surfing, well worth a watch if you can't find anything good at blockbuster.


Edited by thetrash on Thursday 26th June 18:23

thetrash

1,832 posts

175 months

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