Category Archives: Waves

Beach Season is Coming

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This is a photograph from last summer on a very active surf day on the Delaware coast.  I’m looking forward to getting back into the water to shoot waves and coastal scenes.  The ocean is till too cold for me right now but soon…

Also posted in Beach, Spring 2017, Surf

Backwash

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Small incoming waves that encounter backwash waves heading out to sea from the beach results in an explosion of water as the two meet.  A morning visit to the beach today, before scorching heat and biting flies forced me to leave early, offered an opportunity to shoot a nice back-lit exploding wave.

Also posted in Beach, Summer 2016, Surf

Scary Wave

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This wave is scary to me, but not due to its size.  It was actually only about 2-3 feet in height but it was one of the first waves I shot with new underwater housing that protects my expensive DSLR camera and lens.  First day with a new toy, and trusting it to work as expected, can be a bit nerve racking when the environment is salt water waves.  But my Aqua Tech housing worked like a champ and my love of photography has gotten a terrific boost up.  In this photograph I am looking straight up the face of the wave as it just begins to break.  The perfect sky was a bonus.  I am very much looking forward to more photography in the water and further exploration of coastal Delmarva.  Thanks Aqua Tech for opening up a whole new world for me to explore with my camera.

Also posted in Beach, Summer 2016, Surf

Down The Line

Looking down the line of a breaking wave from last summer.  How many days until beach weather returns?

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Also posted in Beach, Fall 2015, Surf

Summer Storm Waves

A small storm passed off shore a couple of weeks ago which kicked up the waves.  I love the patterns and form in this wave, which I think is best seen in black and white.

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Also posted in Beach, Summer 2015, Surf

Energy

The form water waves take upon breaking is as varied as snowflake crystals, and, at least to me, just as beautiful.

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Also posted in Beach, Summer 2015, Surf

The Lip Of The Wave

A nice wave at the moment of breaking, Fenwick Island State Park.

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Also posted in Beach, Summer 2015, Surf

Off Shore Winds

A small swell that encounters a light offshore breeze as it beaks on a spectacularly clear summer day at the beach is pretty nearly a perfect beach day.

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Also posted in Beach, Summer 2015, Surf

Under The Lip

Sometimes, to photograph the precise thing one wants to isolates, it takes a little extra effort and even exposure to discomfort.  I shot the lip of a wave today as it curled over me and I got the precise moment of break.  No damage done to me or waterproof camera.  I love the splash and the beautiful color of this morning, backlit wave.

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Also posted in Beach, Summer 2015, Surf

Surf’s Up

High surf today on the ocean coast in Delaware kept most people in shallow water.  I had an opportunity to shoot heavy waves up close.

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Also posted in Beach, Summer 2015, Surf