dale kobetich's photo of Newport Beach

early newport beach sunrise...clear water great lighting

Average rating of 4.68 from 111 votes

Newport Beach

Spot Location: California, South > Orange County > Newport Beach

Date Taken: 15th January 2010. 20825 page views since 15th November 2010.

Swell Rating Primary Swell Secondary Swell Wind (+ Gusts) Weather
4.5ft 15s 271.84° 1ft 14s   7
Sunny 72°f
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sqirl Nov 21, 2010 Rating: 0

dale, i dont think its very fair that you get a rabid alien robot named bollo to take your pictures for you.....while the rest of us have to use cameras! What are you paying him with anyway? ....military secrets to facilitate his take over of the planet?? traitor!

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sqirl Nov 21, 2010 Rating: -1

seriously though....your shots are out of this world!

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Schweizer Surfboards Nov 20, 2010 Rating: 1

Very nice Dale. I'm now moving into photographing in and under the water. Starting with a Lumix to play around until I can afford a housing for my Nikon D80. Always wanted to do one of these half-in, half-out shots. Great work.

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Bonzai Nov 19, 2010 Rating: 0

Awesome pic with unreal colors! But, how do you get a sunrise over the water in Newport CA?

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dale kobetich Nov 19, 2010 Rating: 1

winter time...the sun rises to the south south east..there are some hills in the way..Dana Point

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Swell Surf Camp Nov 19, 2010 Rating: 0

Smahing photo... well done.

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groundsweller Nov 19, 2010 Rating: 3

Interesting perspective with a nice mix of colors and forms. Just add a melting clock or maybe a melting surfboard and you'd have a tribute to Dalí.... Persistence of Swell?

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haglee Nov 19, 2010 Rating: 0

Looks like loads of work,but am I the only one who prefers the more natural shot?

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dale kobetich Nov 19, 2010 Rating: 2

was using the canon 40d and a goofed up monitor on the computer...over compensated on the saturation but came out nice....have new computer and using canon 7d now ..allot of work to get even to this point !! thanks for enjoying..dale

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dale kobetich Nov 18, 2010 Rating: 1

half above and half below the surface right after sunrise..

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MantaWave Nov 16, 2010 Rating: 3

Absolutely unreal! Nice work!

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dale kobetich Nov 16, 2010 Rating: 1

to be out in the ocean at first light is awsome...i go out in the dark and get the glow on the horizen till the sun rises like this foto...every moment i am adjusting the power of the flashes and the camera settings...always run manual

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Scott Nov 16, 2010 Rating: 4

A*wesome :D

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dale kobetich Nov 16, 2010 Rating: 4

hats a swell that moved by the dome on the waterhousing...looking under water and at the sunrise at the same time...dale

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luke sullivan Dec 17, 2010 Rating: 2

nice work mate! i have tried a few of these myself(minus the flash,I don't have one)and can appreciate the effort and timing required to pull it all off.Inspiring stuff keep it up!

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david puddy Nov 16, 2010 Rating: 0

is that side chop going thru a bar? i have no idea whats happening in this shot but its pretty awesome