The Exploding Wave

The sound of waves

When you fall asleep, do you prefer the sound of waves, the sound of rain, the sound of a bubbling brook, or something else entirely?

Daily Photo – The Exploding Wave

Oahu had a peaceful coast where the waves would silently roll up on the beach and other, violent areas where the water would smash against cliffs and rocks. I’ll let you guess which of those is happening here!

The Exploding Wave

Photo Information

  • Date Taken2018-01-04 18:54:20
  • Camera
  • Camera Make
  • Exposure Time
  • Aperturef/8
  • ISO100
  • Focal Length116mm (116mm in 35mm)
  • Flashflash did not fire
  • Exposure Programaperture priority
  • Exposure Bias

  • susan ratcliff

    Oh wow! Super awesome shot – so much power in those waves! I like to listen to all those things when I go to sleep – of course living in northern cal away from the beach – I settle for rain!

  • I’m a fan of rain.

  • I’m very picky when it comes to sound when falling asleep. I can’t stand the sound of a watch ticking, or even the analog wall clock in my daughter’s room (she has more than one!). All I hear is the ticking, over and over again (you know, about once a second), up to a point where it’s driving me nuts and I get out of bed to either put the watch in a drawer or close the door of my daughter’s room… Luckily it is only with repetitive sounds, I don’t mind the sound coming in from outside through the open window. Although I’m not sure if waves like this one wouldn’t make me close the window too… 😉

  • Casper van Zyl

    Love the rain,but looking at this wave, its awesome. If you were on those rocks when hit,the power of the water will rip you apart. I’ll stick to my cosy bed and listen to the rain.

  • Love this shot trey, its just so raw love nature at it’s best.

  • Now that is a great image. For what its worth I think it would be more successful in black and white. All the best Trey.

  • Very cool shot, the water looks so powerful as it is hitting the rocks! I love the sound of waves on a beach and I love the sounds of a storm with heavy rain and thunder.

  • I like the sound of treefrogs in Bermuda. I don’t even really notice them when I’m here. But I notice their absence when i’m elswhere. I’ve had one hanging out on one of my windows for a while now. I’ve just gotten a macro lens and am hoping he’ll be my first subject… but he’s dissapeared now!
    Love the waves! It looks like the spray is going to continue going up forever.

  • Wow, beautiful, Trey!!! Have a great Friday!!

  • Trey Ratcliff


  • this is really really awesome Trey.

  • Michael Suk

    Do you remember where you took this shot?

Newsletter Sign Up

The most beautiful newsletter ever!