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Overwhelmed, Third Beach, Vancouver, Canada, 2003

Overwhelmed, Third Beach, Vancouver, Canada, 2003

Standing before the awesome power of this turbulent sea makes me think of how small we are compared to the majesty and force of nature itself. Yet when I made this picture, I was not afraid to face this raging sea. I can't control nature, but like that distant ship on the horizon, I can learn to ride with its rage. Just like I will ride out the personal storms that life may send my way.

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Widjaja 28-Oct-2006 16:31
This is a great shot. I have never seen anything like it before - its almost 3D. Admirable skill Jennifer.
frank liu07-May-2006 10:27
how could i miss this one on my previous visits in your galleries?
its been 3 days 15-Sep-2005 15:46
Awsome shot, really dramatic
Marcos García11-Sep-2005 12:50
Guest 08-Mar-2005 14:38
Great..!! Superb Depth of Field and the movement of the waves... The proportions between the boat and the sea breaking in front of you adds a bit more of drama to the scene... Fantastic !!
dan dunn21-Jan-2005 14:32
This image has power and drama.
Guest 21-Jan-2005 05:27
Such power is rarely seen in a photo. Excellent!
Don Guo09-Dec-2004 20:00
Guest 05-Dec-2004 22:47
Barri Olson30-Oct-2004 07:08
Very powerful image.
Zane Paxton15-Oct-2004 16:12
Wonderful image; I love the mood and implied motion.
Leo 09-Oct-2004 02:04
As I recall, this photo was taken the same day when we visited the third beach. It was a windy day.
Phil Douglis05-Oct-2004 04:22
****I stand by everything I said to you back in the middle of August, Jen. This is a very expressive image, and would be effective in your "landscapes" gallery, which should, of course, also include "seascapes."
Phil Douglis13-Aug-2004 03:24
Once again, you pulled me into a picture, only to find that Marek had beaten me to it. You are at your best when you surprise us by using an incongruous juxtaposition or relationship to make a point, and tell a story. You did it with the car full of leaves. And you do it again here by contrasting the raging, churning sea in the foreground to the calmness of a distant ship sitting on the vast horizon. The key is your positioning. Unlike a lot of your early landscapes, which were made very static by placing the horizon in the middle of the frame, in this image you place the horizon almost at the top of the frame, leaving only a sliver of sky at the top. That sliver stresses the calmness of the sea, which comes a shock -- given the fact that more than half the picture is filled with turbulent water. This image is undated, yet I would rate it as one of your most powerful and thought provoking images. It speaks to me of the treachery of the sea -- nature is deceptive and you never when it can turn on you.
m16-Sep-2003 12:53
Simple and very effective. Great mood.
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