One of the incredible things about the monster waves at Cape Disappointment last week is that they took on a character that distinguished them from ordinary waves. It was amazing to watch these waves through the viewfinder and see them grow and convulse and throb and change into something more than just a wave. They took on a personality, often an ominous one. Pressing the shutter release at the right time to capture the feeling the waves generated at that moment was part of the challenge. This particular wave reminded me of the monster whale that pursued Pinochhio and Gepetto in Walt Disney’s Pinocchio, its maw agape as it thrashed through the surf.