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California, The killer wave by alierturk California, The killer wave by alierturk
This shot may cost me my iphone 4S, if Apple does not replace it, and my D300 body if the service cannot repair...With a photographer friend, we were shooting the waves and surfers from top of a rock close to this view. A big wave like in the photo came and knocked us both out. My friend went down from the rock and lost his Canon 7D and 100-400 mm lens in the water...Luckily we did not get injured or died there...

That was a great lesson. To be adventurist is cool and sometimes necessary to make good shots, but one should really pay attention to security issues.

p.s. place the camera strap alway around the neck even if it is on a tripod. I save my camera and lens at least from getting lost in the water but my friend could not because he did not have the strap secured...

p.s.s. Apple gave me a free replacement :) they were nice...And I paid $320 to Nikon to fix my D300, which is better than buying a new camera :)

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CommanderCereal Featured By Owner Mar 10, 2017
amazing shot.
MilA-10 Featured By Owner Aug 7, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist

Hello! :)
You’ve been featured here for your beautiful work!…
fyredrgn Featured By Owner Dec 9, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Shalafi-sama Featured By Owner Nov 12, 2013
This is an amazing shot.
wuwufurubakp2 Featured By Owner Aug 22, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Wow, this shot is fantastic; the timing was perfect. I really like the blues and greens that make up the wave and the overall composition of the photo. Great job!
Amanda-Graham Featured By Owner Feb 26, 2013  Professional Writer
featured here - [link]
baba49 Featured By Owner Feb 10, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
charmzof Featured By Owner Oct 15, 2012
While this shot might not have been worth the $320 you paid to Nikon, I'd say it's a close call, because this is as beautiful as a wave can get!
tonio48 Featured By Owner Sep 2, 2012  Professional General Artist
The nature will let you to take advantage of itself... but then, you have to pay for it. Gosh, what a wonderful shot! Congrat and keep save.
Erozja Featured By Owner Aug 15, 2012
Hi! :wave:

Your beautiful work has been featured in my journal here: [link] :heart:

wales48 Featured By Owner Jul 29, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Can i please use this beautiful shot for a manip??.
Of course i will give you credit :) ^^
alierturk Featured By Owner Aug 7, 2012   Photographer
sure :)
wales48 Featured By Owner Aug 7, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
thnx a lot :D ^^.
I will send you the link when it's done :D ^^
Thorninsideofyou Featured By Owner Jul 20, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
Love the colors!
LokiBannerSodapop Featured By Owner Jul 17, 2012
Perfect photo!
AddieGaggerjack369 Featured By Owner Jul 17, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
im luvin it !!!
artamusica Featured By Owner Jul 14, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
Well it's a great shot, but not worth getting hurt! Always, always, always, respect the power of the ocean! In the Pacific, every 7th wave is the "big" one. We used to count and wait for it to catch the best waves to body surf in So. Cal. But the rocky coast is treacherous and am so glad that you and your friend weren't injured. A bit of an expensive lesson though. On the bright side, I just love the green of the central swirl and I can feel the swell of the water in the foreground while the breaker thunders into the shore.
alierturk Featured By Owner Jul 14, 2012   Photographer
thanks for the info. yes, we learnt the lesson :)
artamusica Featured By Owner Jul 15, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
Obviously, the hard way. Anyway, enjoy the SF area. Try getting out to the hills in the east bay (Mt. Diablo state park for example) and shotting the golden hills. They will look like beige velvet this time of year.
melltop Featured By Owner Jul 8, 2012
nevertheless, its an amazing shot --- but we dont want to lose you either!!!!!
madrigles Featured By Owner Jul 5, 2012
sidneyeileen Featured By Owner Jun 21, 2012  Professional Traditional Artist
:wave: Hi! I featured this deviation in my journal today --> [link]
TheLittleCuteArtist Featured By Owner Jun 21, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
You are just Awsome! love your work!

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crumpet1024 Featured By Owner Jun 20, 2012
Fantastic shot. Great picture !
Oralise Featured By Owner Apr 30, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
-SO- gorgeous. Just gorgeous. Wow. The color of green in that water and the beautiful splashing...Just wow.
Gem-of-cali Featured By Owner Mar 29, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
That is so cool, I wish I lived close enough to the ocean. But alas I have to travel quite far to get this type of photo. Thanks for sharing. It is a great photo.
BlueBeauty4444 Featured By Owner Mar 19, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
awesome!! so pretty
razzell2 Featured By Owner Feb 29, 2012
beautiful photograph. taken a great risk apparently. i am extremely glad that you are both safe.
but i have to ask...
you had your iphone in the water with you? :/
amiejo Featured By Owner Feb 16, 2012
Votre art honoré ici [link]
Volya Featured By Owner Feb 6, 2012   General Artist
Anyway YOU are lucky both!
I know, it was very dangerous... long time ago my grandfa lost his life during such shot, he was photograther too... I gonna paint with oil your shot if u don't mind? For his memory...
really great shot!
alierturk Featured By Owner Feb 6, 2012   Photographer
yes, I got my lesson:) sure go ahead, and let me know the result...take care..
FaerieBert Featured By Owner Feb 3, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Your beautiful work is featured here~[link] :heart: Have a great weekend!
STORMCORROSION Featured By Owner Jan 31, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
RockPile02 Featured By Owner Jan 26, 2012  Student General Artist
great pic, amazing story, glad no one got hurt..
caliamee Featured By Owner Jan 26, 2012
amazing pic... hope ur phone gets replaced
Tupunoor Featured By Owner Jan 25, 2012  Professional Artisan Crafter
mapelie Featured By Owner Jan 24, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Best wave ever!!! The one shot that may worth the loss of camera lens. Glad that no lives are lost though.
Uladorean Featured By Owner Jan 23, 2012
great =)
Danni0624 Featured By Owner Jan 22, 2012  Student Traditional Artist
andytehEPIC Featured By Owner Jan 19, 2012  Student Traditional Artist
Pretty~ :heart:
Alomie Featured By Owner Jan 19, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
This has been featured Here.


LeonieZurakowsky Featured By Owner Jan 19, 2012   Digital Artist
WOW That is some sacrifice! The image is totally magical!!! :D
Tempestia Featured By Owner Jan 19, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
i love it!
very simple but amazing!^^
Yarrow7 Featured By Owner Jan 19, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
What an amazing picture o.O That really sucks about your phone, and your friends camera though.
oceaniclove Featured By Owner Jan 19, 2012
That is an amazing shot especially from a cell phone. I just love this photo. I am going to have to play with my 4s a bit more after seeing your excellent shot. I am so glad you just had your 4s instead of the expensive gear your friend lost, but losing a 4s is not exactly cheap either. At least you rescued this great photo. Your poor friend though. I am so sorry for him.
Lain3y Featured By Owner Jan 19, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Such an incredibly mind-blowing shot! Just wow.
Fragmented-Poet Featured By Owner Jan 19, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
That so sucks. Good to hear you and your friend were not hurt. Great shot!
CBB09 Featured By Owner Jan 19, 2012
at least you got a killer ride! and picture, too! great work!
bitteryetsweet Featured By Owner Jan 19, 2012
Why does this make me feel a bit thirsty?

But I'm happy you didn't lose your Iphone.
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