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The Shot - A sunrise captured inside a wave barrel

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By gokenji   |   
© 2012 - 2020 gokenji
This shot took me 6 months to shoot. I would wake up every morning at 4:30am to be in the water before the sun would rise. My goal was to capture the sun inside a barrel of a wave, so so difficult. So many mornings I would go and the clouds would be blocking the sunrise, other times water drops would be in the way, bad weather, or the waves were not big enough, it was extremely challenging to get this, but when I did I was so happy.

You can purchase this along with all my other photos on my kickstarter project that's available for a few more days.

Image size
800x534px 201.64 KB
Canon EOS 50D
Shutter Speed
1/790 second
Focal Length
10 mm
ISO Speed
Date Taken
Jul 18, 2010, 6:10:43 AM
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itzikgurProfessional General Artist
I like this collage by itzikgur  
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KreepingSpawnProfessional Traditional Artist
I applaud your dedication to your craft!  What a payoff!
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focusloserStudent General Artist
Spectacular shot. Definitely worth the wait.
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NotechisHobbyist General Artist
Holy shit dude, this is incredible.
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Fantastic. The patience and effort to create the right image.
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So much determination-and such a fantastic result! Well done! :D
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jiyu-niStudent General Artist
Amazing! :D
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ilNeofitaHobbyist Photographer
This is epic!
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It was worth the wait.
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Wow! If my surfer lingo is right...tubeular!
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BetweenAsleepAndWakeHobbyist General Artist
This is a beautiful photograph ! And after reading your comment I salute you for your patience as well !
Congratulations for a wonderful capture of such a poetic moment :heart:
Congrats for your DD feature too !
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spring-skyHobbyist General Artist
It's amazing .

You dedication is inspiring !!:wow:

Congrats for the Well deserved DD ..
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PieDeLuneHobbyist Traditional Artist
That is amazing. Not just the shot itself, but your dedication in getting it. That is some hard work. Congratulations on the DD! You definitely earned it.
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Darvia123Hobbyist General Artist
Wow it was worth 4:30 :D
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Seryn141Hobbyist Photographer
4:30 every morning. That is dedication! That is inspiration. And this shot is just spectacular! :jawdrop:
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emilysoddersProfessional Traditional Artist
I love the dedication and patience you had to get this amazing shot. Not too many artists, or people, for that matter, have that persistence. Cheers to you.
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pray-then-goStudent General Artist
This is so, so beautiful, and the effort is just marvelous. Congratulations!
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