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A Close-up by hougaard A Close-up by hougaard
You usually see these mountain from far away, here they are really close up.

I was shooting into the sun, when I looked around and saw the light behind me, jumped onto a big rock a few feet into the tideline to get wave motion with the mountains as a background.

This was 3 weeks ago, ever since I've been in bed with flu and a gland infection, but I'm healthy again and going for a 2 day shoot tomorrow :D

Kogelbay, South Africa

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:iconpsyfre:
psyfre Featured By Owner Nov 7, 2011
Your images are so good.. I love this.
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hougaard Featured By Owner Nov 8, 2011
Thanks Ed!
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dragonslairfoto Featured By Owner Mar 11, 2011
My hometown! i shot from the same spot but not as beautiful as you captured it!
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JohanesMario Featured By Owner Sep 16, 2010
wow !
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propan3 Featured By Owner Apr 18, 2010  Student
I thought that was snow,not water :O
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MaX-DooM Featured By Owner Feb 10, 2010
woooooow!

I love it when things like that happen ... well so long as I notice with time still left to get the shot.

So you must live pretty close to Gansbaai? If so I'm pretty jealous - I've considered visiting (from England) just to go shark diving there.
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juanfox94 Featured By Owner Nov 27, 2009  Student Photographer
Featured Here!! =) :
[link]
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:icongoyeitor:
goyeitor Featured By Owner Sep 27, 2009   Photographer
Magnific job
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TW-Photo Featured By Owner Sep 21, 2009  Hobbyist Photographer
Awesome shot. Beautiful!
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RNC-SanDS Featured By Owner Sep 21, 2009
This is an awsome shot. Right place at the right time.
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:iconcloudeyes08:
cloudeyes08 Featured By Owner Sep 20, 2009
this is breathtaking! i love your shots!
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:iconstevovo:
stevovo Featured By Owner Sep 19, 2009
All that ocean is missing is milo, yummy!
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LRMHamilton Featured By Owner Sep 2, 2009  Professional Traditional Artist
Get better:) I've been stuck in bed with illness for several days now.
Great photo:D
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:iconwaterlilynl:
Waterlilynl Featured By Owner Aug 30, 2009
Wow... :) What a great photo!!
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:iconhhryah:
hhryah Featured By Owner Aug 27, 2009
Beautiful! I hope you're feeling better, I'm ill myself. :)
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Alex37 Featured By Owner Aug 27, 2009  Hobbyist Photographer
This is an excellent shot, the lighting is wonderful.
I think the composition could have been tweaked to eliminate the rock at the bottom though. Its a small distraction, but still.

Alex
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DrewHopper Featured By Owner Aug 27, 2009  Professional Photographer
[link] Featured there, hope you don't mind.
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AndyMumford Featured By Owner Aug 27, 2009
Lovely shot mate, you really do live in a beautiful place.
Great composition and timing here
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dwth Featured By Owner Aug 26, 2009  Student Artist
This photo have been featured on Thumbs of the Week 85th/86th.:wave:
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ElaineTheMain Featured By Owner Aug 26, 2009  Student Photographer
likes the lines
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ds28 Featured By Owner Aug 25, 2009  Hobbyist Photographer
"SUPERB"
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Respectican Featured By Owner Aug 25, 2009  Hobbyist General Artist
Woooow :O The water looks like fluffy clouds O.O The colours are so pretty too! ^.^
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Bojkovski Featured By Owner Aug 25, 2009  Hobbyist Photographer
beautiful capture
good colors
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selaphobicfirefly Featured By Owner Aug 25, 2009
I love the color of the sky.
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:iconriknard:
riknard Featured By Owner Aug 25, 2009
You have a great environ from which to select superb shots, and then the ability to catch those shots grandly.... this is no exception.

I love the light from the mountains reflecting orangely off of the clouds right on or over them.
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switch-sgfx Featured By Owner Aug 25, 2009   Photographer
Fantastic shot once again. ^^ Very nice. :+fav:
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:icontriplekill:
triplekill Featured By Owner Aug 25, 2009
CAN I ASK YOU A QUESTION?? HOW MUCH SHUTTER SPEED DID YOU USE IN THE OCEAN WAVES?? HOPE YOU REPLY :)
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SpunkOnAStick Featured By Owner Aug 25, 2009  Professional Writer
Incredible light on this scene!
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:iconlordofwind:
lordofwind Featured By Owner Aug 25, 2009
awesome shot! <3
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Inebriantia Featured By Owner Aug 25, 2009  Professional Photographer
Always nice to see someone who doesn't worry about showing "over-exposed" water, because it visually works, even though it isn't part of the "photo with perfect histogram" club. :-)

A fav my friend.
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zephyrwolfen Featured By Owner Aug 25, 2009
Wow - you just got an insta fave! :+favlove:
I love this picture so much, do you mind if I use it as a reference for a background? (I MIGHT use it, maybe I won't - it's awesome anyway XD)
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foureyes Featured By Owner Aug 25, 2009
:+fav:
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CyoshimiT Featured By Owner Aug 25, 2009
Wow this is beautiful! Great shot!
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uae4u Featured By Owner Aug 25, 2009  Hobbyist Photographer
looks like ice ! :XD:

great job :w00t:
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maticgolob Featured By Owner Aug 25, 2009  Hobbyist Photographer
Your wonderful photo has been featured in my journal.
You can see the journal on this [link] !
.:heart:.
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Snupijenta Featured By Owner Aug 25, 2009  Professional Photographer
It´s so beautiful... The light behind the mountains... the water... and so on.. wow..
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SwEeT-aS-a-SuGaR Featured By Owner Aug 25, 2009
cool!
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deep--blue Featured By Owner Aug 25, 2009
Excellent, its nice seeing them like this

Interested light on the rocks along the shore
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BogdanEpure Featured By Owner Aug 25, 2009  Hobbyist Photographer
Now, you're a photographer :D
Incredible shot, mate. Really amazing landscape!!!
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iwe13009 Featured By Owner Aug 25, 2009
nice picture...
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Wriitten4God Featured By Owner Aug 25, 2009  Hobbyist Photographer
So beautiful
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novelhill Featured By Owner Aug 24, 2009  Professional Photographer
awesome . . . i thought it was snow in the foreground at first, but its not! Lovely picture, great light
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inmymind81 Featured By Owner Aug 24, 2009  Hobbyist Photographer
Stunning photo! Instant :+fav:
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:iconthechenster:
thechenster Featured By Owner Aug 24, 2009
Simply beautiful! =)
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madrush08 Featured By Owner Aug 24, 2009  Hobbyist Photographer
The water doesn't even look like it was a long exposure. The water is so white that it looks like snow. This is a very interesting photo. I enjoy it very much.
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dave-chaulk Featured By Owner Aug 24, 2009
what is your aperture and shutter speed?
if you don't mind my asking
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:iconhougaard:
hougaard Featured By Owner Aug 24, 2009
give me a guess and I'll go check the metadata
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dave-chaulk Featured By Owner Aug 25, 2009
Hmm.. the already broken waves are whitewashed, yet in the background there is a swell currently turning, yet on that same swell the curve is blurred...
I will guess 1/4 seconds, but it is a hard guess.
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IsabellaNY Featured By Owner Aug 24, 2009
Wow :wow: Amazing colors ... and simply amazing photo overall :aww: :thumbsup: :)
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ramblingidiot Featured By Owner Aug 24, 2009   Photographer
nice contrast between the foreground misty water and the mountains! ;)that water looks much whiter than the usual waterscape waves i see around, is it in the wave itself or the exposure time?
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