Photo of the Day Contest
Galea by Matthew Feeser
Friday, 25th January 2013


by Matthew Feeser

'Galea' is the Latin term for a Roman Centurion's helmet, of which this looks exactly like! This is my recent favorite of my expeditions in photographing the fan waves up on the north shore, my wintertime obsession! This shot was taken while I was having a nice chat with the lovely Ms. Maryna Veda on some rocks. Or she was off dancing on the rocks in the warm light of the sunset...I can't recall ;) I any case, a lovely night with lovely company and incredible wave action. Enjoy! That's an order!
Equipment: Nikon D7000 - 28-300mm
Matthew Feeser
I am a Philadelphia native who has transplanted through a series of interesting travels to the beautiful island of Kaua'i in the middle of the Pacific. I love to capture the wild side of life through my lens.

Galea by Matthew Feeser was photo of the day on Friday, 25th January 2013. It is tagged , . You can leave a comment below.



25th January 2013 at 2:09 am

Can’t even believe how beautiful this is. Yes, you were lucky but it took talent to photograph the image. Kudos on a winner. And,,,,love the title too.

25th January 2013 at 4:12 am

Very cool image Matthew!


25th January 2013 at 8:41 am

Looks to me like the tail end of a magical mermaid submerging.

Pamela North

25th January 2013 at 8:51 am

What an amazingly beautiful photo .


25th January 2013 at 9:13 am

how wonderful!! amazing shot!

25th January 2013 at 10:34 am

Beautiful picture; great lighting.


25th January 2013 at 11:40 am

Splendida immagine e incredibile: il mare si apre come una conchiglia d’oro!

25th January 2013 at 12:19 pm

Aloha Matthew. Good job in capturing this strange wave action, Mahalo


25th January 2013 at 12:36 pm

Have seen many waves but never anything like this :) ! Simply amazing!

Gary Nieter

25th January 2013 at 12:45 pm

Excellent photo. I appreciate you taking the time to give it a creative title which adds even more to the image.

Pat Delanehy

25th January 2013 at 1:53 pm

Matthew, beautiful shot – thanks for sharing.

25th January 2013 at 2:01 pm

Congratulations Matthew. Your capture has perfect timing and extreme beauty.

25th January 2013 at 2:31 pm

Perfect timing and angle of the sun. Great shot!


25th January 2013 at 2:32 pm

Absolutely beautiful…exquisite! I hear your smile in “that’s an order,” yet I prefer the gentleness of “that’s an invitation.” :-)


25th January 2013 at 3:02 pm

Scatto incredibile e stupefacente!! Il gioco d’acqua già difficile da riprendere nella forma è attraversato dalla luce che lo blocca come una colata di vetro. COMPLIMENTI

mary blankenship

25th January 2013 at 3:50 pm

Very nice shot. Worth waiting for i would say.

Ellen Cotton

25th January 2013 at 4:52 pm


25th January 2013 at 5:00 pm

Stunning image – look forward to seeing more!

25th January 2013 at 5:57 pm

Great shot!! Congratulation…should be not easy to realize!!

Laura Milholland

25th January 2013 at 6:09 pm

Stunning! Very well shot. And you have transplanted to the most gorgeous spot – Kauai!! Hope to see much more!


25th January 2013 at 6:20 pm

Loved the gleams and sense of action

Laura Milholland

25th January 2013 at 6:24 pm

I just went through your gallery and so loved seeing all the marvelous images – especially the dazzling lightning shows that Kauai puts on, and the beautiful Na Pali coast. Thanks for sharing your beautiful vision of Kauai with us!

Don Dixon

25th January 2013 at 6:36 pm

Beautiful, perfect timing and lighting. Great capture.


25th January 2013 at 6:47 pm


Ron Blair

25th January 2013 at 7:45 pm

This is the most stunning, breathtaking photo I have seen in a long time. Great job. It is a “keeper”.

Bob Haine

25th January 2013 at 7:58 pm

Never seen a wave like that! Bravo!

Anne Egli

26th January 2013 at 5:13 am

I look at that wave, but even so can hardly believe it. How beautiful, how incredible to catch a picture like that. Well done.

gary penir

26th January 2013 at 6:46 am

fabulous pic Matt…..keep it up!

26th January 2013 at 11:45 am

Thank you so much my dears! I actually have several shots of this magnificent wave, please look them all up! And any time you’re heading to Kaua’i, I have a comfy guest room and lots of photo spots! Let’s adventure! Woohoo!


27th January 2013 at 4:08 am

Love it! A golden sunset wave! Awesome capture!

27th January 2013 at 9:10 am

what e great moment !
impressive catch

27th January 2013 at 4:39 pm

We would all like to stop nature in it’s tracks so it could be enjoyed over and over at our pace. Thanks for making that happen for all of us.

27th January 2013 at 5:53 pm



8th February 2013 at 12:06 am

Is my room ready?

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