Congratulations to Warren Ishii, the Grand Prize winner of OP's Nature's Colors Photo Contest. His prizes include $1,500 cash or a DSLR, a Tamrac 3385 Speed Pack, a Duggal 16x24-inch print of his photo and a Gitzo GT2541 carbon-fiber tripod and GH2780QR head. Capturing the perfect wave at Waimea Bay in Oahu, Hawaii, is a rarity that happens just a few times each year. Ishii knew that a huge swell generated from a distant storm was on its way to Hawaii."This wave must have been greater than 40 feet in height, and as its whitewater rolled in closer toward the shore, it reformed itself into a perfect 20-foot wave," Ishii recalls. "The reborn wave then began breaking uniformly toward me from the opposite end of the bay, forming a perfect barrel tube.
Canon EOS D60, Canon EF 100-400mm ƒ/4.5- 5.6L, Canon 1.4x extender, Manfrotto tripod, Wimberley side mount
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Grand Prize Package:Publication of your photo in the January/February 2010 issue, $1,500 cash or a D-SLR camera, a Tamrac 3385 Aero Speed Pack 85 Dual Access Photo/Laptop Backpack, a Duggal 16x24 print of the winning photo and one Gitzo GT2541 Carbon Fiber tripod and GH2780QR head.
First Place Package: A Tamrac 5768 Pro Photo Sling Pack, a Duggal printed 16x24 print of the winning photo and a Manfrotto 055CXPRO3 and 486RC2 head.
People's Choice Award:Online publication of the winning photo in the Winners Gallery and one Manfrotto 190XB Aluminum tripod and 804RC2 head.
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