Rye Ledge Rooster-tail

Selected for Google Maps and Google Earth

Comments (9)

diannemcd on October 3, 2009

What a beauty. The wave looks like a fan. Cheers, Dianne

Bits-n-Pieces on October 3, 2009

Hi Dianne - this was a really cool meeting of waves hitting at about a 90 degree angle. It was pretty fascinating to watch, since the rooster tail moved toward shore with the waves along the intersection point.

You can actually see the angled waves and the intersection line on the map - that line between the mainland and the little island.

someGuyinmasset on October 3, 2009

Cool! This is due to global warming and the rising of the worlds oceans, it was someone's front lawn and they left their sprinkler on.

Conrad Nay on October 3, 2009

Nicely caught BnP! Even looks kind of like a bird's tail or a fan in the aerial shot.

Thanks Guy - Al Gore would be proud!

not1word on October 4, 2009

Flippin' waves! Cool shot, Bits.

Bits-n-Pieces on October 4, 2009

Thanks Guy, Conrad and not1word ! I was almost more surprised to see how the waves and even where they met on the satellite view than I was to see the rooster-tails to start with. They'd make a cool little video.

Ha-ha Guy - with the way the fan moved toward shore, it must have been one of those big fan sprinklers we could run through as kids. There was a really nice lawn behind, so you just might be right...

Jim Evans (AXOTA) on October 9, 2009

As Guy would say, the waves always spoil the view!!

Nice one B-n-p

Jim (ex AXOTA)_

Bits-n-Pieces on October 10, 2009

LOL, Jim! Actually, I guess things all even out in the end. The wave got in the way of a nice seagull I was trying to photograph!

Thanks for stopping by this side of the Atlantic ;)

Conrad Nay on October 10, 2009

Speaking of birds BnP, you could always outdo Guy if you ever got a shot of that crazy tailed Grackle. Don't know how they can fly without crashing.

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Photo details

  • Uploaded on October 2, 2009
  • © All Rights Reserved
    by Bits-n-Pieces
    • Taken on 2009/09/28 16:07:43
    • Exposure: 0.001s (1/1250)
    • Focal Length: 200.00mm
    • F/Stop: f/5.600
    • ISO Speed: ISO200
    • Exposure Bias: -0.33 EV
    • No flash