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Portrait of Mary Blumfeld on her 100-years old birthday celebration
Nevada Wild Mustangs
Chinese Calligrapher
A spinning wheel firecracker about to go off.
Trump supporter
Bald Eagle
A flower bud
sullen kids
Road Trip
Delicate Arch and the La Sal Mountains
beach crowd at Gulf Shores, AL
The Wedge
Rural Pennsylvania Barn
Brother and Sister
The sun sets on the Palace of Westminster.
Oriental Garden Lizard
"Wishful Thinking"
Angels landing in Zion
a fence line out west
A fiery ascension at Jacksonville Beach
old  heritage
A Torrid Descent
Snowy Owls at Play
15th Annual Smithsonian.com Photo Contest
The Wedge

The Wedge--the biggest wave in Southern California. The Wedge--a manmade mistake, a manmade phenomenon. Every summer, south-facing swell from Mexico travels up the coast and gets channeled into Newport Beach's most famous wave, The Wedge. The man-made jetty amplifies the swell and creates a surfing spectacle popular to surfers and spectators alike. On the biggest swell of the year, a surfer tames the beast and escapes the brutal wipeout that all surfers at The Wedge risk. Welcome to the gladiator pit of California surfing.

TAGS: California, Surf

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Los Angeles, California, United States of America
Member since 2017
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© Tim Guiteras.
All rights reserved.
Image Source: digital
Date Taken: 06.2015
Total Views: 52
Filed Under: People
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Date Uploaded: Nov. 30, 2017, 2:57 p.m.
Camera Make: NIKON CORPORATION
Camera Model: NIKON D3000
Focal Length: 122mm
Shutter Speed: 1/250
Aperture: f4.8
ISO: ISO100
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PHOTO LOCATION Newport Beach, California, United States of America