Approve the Cookies
This website uses cookies to improve your user experience. By using this site, you agree to our use of cookies and our Privacy Policy.
Index  •   • New posts  •   • RTAT  •   • 'Best of'  •   • Gallery  •   • Gear  •   • Reviews
New posts  •   • RTAT  •   • 'Best of'  •   • Gallery  •   • Gear  •   • Reviews
Register to forums    Log in

FORUMS Photo Sharing & Visual Enjoyment Nature & Landscapes 
Thread started 13 Jul 2011 (Wednesday) 11:36
Search threadPrev/next
sponsored links
(this ad will go away when you log in as a registered member)

Pacific Atlantic

Matt ­ Tilghman
163 posts
Gallery: 6 photos
Likes: 26
Joined May 2011
Jul 13, 2011 11:36 |  #1

Hey guys. This is from a few years ago, but I don't think I ever showed it here. This picture of the Atlantic Ocean is a scene that the Pacific Ocean could never mimic, at least not here in North America (am I wrong?). Seen here at dawn, the Atlantic Ocean is smooth as glass (and this is the actual ocean, not a bay or inlet). This is taken in Bear Cut Preserve (Key Biscayne Nature Center), just off of Key Biscayne near Miami, Florida.

HTTP response: 404 | MIME changed to 'text/html' | Byte size: ZERO

Visit my website: (external link)

2,252 posts
Likes: 2
Joined Jun 2006
Location: Tampa
Jul 13, 2011 12:05 |  #2

Very nice

Ray : "My pictures are only worth 100 words"

my very own Lightrules moment
19,165 posts
Gallery: 58 photos
Likes: 3842
Joined Mar 2009
Location: Issaquah, WA USA
Jul 13, 2011 12:15 |  #3

that's cool. No, I can't say I've ever seen the Pacific that calm

- Eric S.: My Birds/Wildlife (external link) (7D MkII/5D IV, Canon 10-22 f/3.5-4.5, Canon 24-105L f/4 IS, Canon 70-200L f/2.8 IS MkII, Canon 100-400L f/4.5-5.6 IS I/II)
"The easiest way to improve your photos is to adjust the loose nut between the shutter release and the ground."

Senior Member
620 posts
Likes: 1
Joined Aug 2010
Location: North Carolina
Jul 13, 2011 13:49 |  #4

Wonderful shot!

And its strange that you would find that calm IN the Atlantic Ocean, since the Pacific was named that way because it was found to be "Peaceful":

http://www.ceoe.udel.e​du …divelocation/pa​cific.html (external link)

What’s in a Name?

The Pacific Ocean was named by legendary navigator Ferdinand Magellan. A native of Portugal, Magellan renounced his loyalty to that nation after King Emanuel rejected Magellan’s petition for a post within the royal navy. Magellan then left for Spain, which agreed to support Magellan’s claim of a western route to the Spice Islands through a seaway near the southern tip of South America.

On September 20, 1519, Magellan and a crew of 270 men set sail from Spain on their around-the-world voyage in five small vessels including his flagship Trinidad, Concepcion, San Antonio, Victoria, and Santiago. It took the fleet, or at least the three remaining ships in the fleet, 38 days to navigate the strait around South America that was to bear Magellan’s name. During the last week of November, the fleet emerged into what Magellan described as a “beautiful, peaceful ocean.” Thus, it was named the Pacific Ocean (“pacific” meaning “peaceful.”)
Upon entering the Pacific Ocean, Magellan mistakenly thought the Spice Islands were only a short voyage away. Nearly four months later, in March 1521, he and his crew finally reached what is known today as the Philippines. A few weeks later, he was fatally wounded after becoming involved in a dispute between warring Philippine tribes. Only one ship, Victoria, and 18 of Magellan’s original crew members returned to Spain, thereby completing the first circumnavigation of the globe. Although Magellan’s route proved impractical for the spice trade, his voyage has been called the greatest single human achievement on the seas.

Heros don't wear capes, they wear dog-tags!
Canon 60D, Canon 18-135 EFS, 10-22 EFS, 55-250 EFS and EF 100-400 f4.5-5.6L Lenses, Kenko 2.0X PRO 300 Teleconverter DGX.
Shameless plug: http://s4.photobucket.​com/profile/TarheelDra​gon (external link)

Matt ­ Tilghman
163 posts
Gallery: 6 photos
Likes: 26
Joined May 2011
Jul 13, 2011 23:56 |  #5

Thanks guys!

Makes sense Tarheel. I had always assumed maybe it was named by someone who approached it by land, because the west coast has so many cliffs, and it really does look peaceful when you are high up.

Visit my website: (external link)

sponsored links
(this ad will go away when you log in as a registered member)

817 views & 0 likes for this thread
Pacific Atlantic
FORUMS Photo Sharing & Visual Enjoyment Nature & Landscapes 
x 1600
y 1600

Jump to forum...   •  Rules   •  Index   •  New posts   •  RTAT   •  'Best of'   •  Gallery   •  Gear   •  Reviews   •  Member list   •  Polls   •  Image rules   •  Search   •  Password reset

Not a member yet?
Register to forums
Registered members may log in to forums and access all the features: full search, image upload, follow forums, own gear list and ratings, likes, more forums, private messaging, thread follow, notifications, own gallery, all settings, view hosted photos, own reviews, see more and do more... and all is free. Don't be a stranger - register now and start posting!

COOKIES DISCLAIMER: This website uses cookies to improve your user experience. By using this site, you agree to our use of cookies and to our privacy policy.
Privacy policy and cookie usage info.

POWERED BY AMASS forum software 2.1forum software
version 2.1 /
code and design
by Pekka Saarinen ©

Latest registered member is Robert1011
849 guests, 238 members online
Simultaneous users record so far is 15144, that happened on Nov 22, 2018 Digital Photography Forums is the website for photographers and all who love great photos, camera and post processing techniques, gear talk, discussion and sharing. Professionals, hobbyists, newbies and those who don't even own a camera -- all are welcome regardless of skill, favourite brand, gear, gender or age. Registering and usage is free.