Submitted by David Jordan / UGC
A weakened Hurricane Earl sweeps by Cape Elizabeth, Maine, on Sept. 2, 2010.
When Hurricane Earl passed by the New England coast in 2010, David Jordan headed out with his youngest daughter to Portland Head Light, an historic lighthouse in Cape Elizabeth, Maine, to photograph the crashing waters.
The two spent a couple of hours walking the pathways that run along the top of the cliffs, each taking dozens of photos while looking for the ideal vantage point.
"The Maine coast is always beautiful but having a storm off the coast churning up waves adds some flavor and gives you the opportunity to capture that one moment out of time ... in this case wind-driven waves breaking 30 to 40 feet high along the rocky coast," Jordan told TODAY.com.
He used Photoshop to convert the image to black and white to better capture the dramatic tones, and added some vignetting. The photo won last week's gallery.
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