Telling a Story
"The Look Out" - This is my probably my best fisheye image to date. This was taken during the second half of January in 2015 while swimming along the shores of far Western Long Island, still within the city limits of New York if you can believe it. To capture the Sun setting through the barrel is a constant pursuit of mine while shooting on Long Island during the winter months and there is only a short window to try and nail this kind of shot so to have it all come together like this was pretty special. Just being in the right spot at the right time is what shooting water is all about. Available in "The Americas' Collection.
"The Boat" - Captain of the "Christian and Alexa" pushing full speed ahead out of the Manasquan Inlet in New Jersey during a sizable swell a few winters back. When I am on land with my camera my images are all about composition with a focus on waves and this particular photograph represents the kind of lineup shots I am after when shooting from land. This image can be found in "The Americas" Collection
"Mars" - An image taken during the aftermath of a blizzard named Winter Storm Joans in late January 2016. Not only was there a significant swell produced by Winter Storm Jonas, it broke all preceding records since meteorological data was first collected in 1869. To give you some of the breakdowns....
New York City's Central Park: Jonas dumped 27.5 inches of snow. New York - JFK Airport: (located just one mile from where this photo was taken) 30.5 inches of snow fell. That's close to one meter of snow for my metric system users.
It was an all-day affair of heavy swell and magical conditions. I had exhausted myself by fist digging out my car in the morning, surfing a bit, and swimming for most of the day so opted to shoot the sunset from the end of one of Rockaway Beach's most popular jetties. The results were magnificent and this is one of my favorite gems from that series and can be found in "The Americas" Collection.
"Stringboats" - An aerial image I captured on the tiny island of Koh Lipe, Thailand depicting just a small portion of the many boats locals have lined up along the eastern shore.
The beauty of traveling with a drone is being able to create pictures that offer a different perspective, one from above or what is commonly referred to as the "bird's eye view."
My earliest memories flying on airplanes as a child are of the awe-inspiring views from the window of the plane. I remember trying to pick out landmarks and paying close attention to the topographic details below and the intricacies of roads, houses, towns, and cities man has cemented on the surface.
Aerial work was the third phase of my photographic journey and was a real refresher for me. I simply took my knowledge of my DSLR to the sky and tried to capture what I remember inspired me as a young child sitting in the window set of an airplane.
I hope you enjoy what I see while flying my own little bird up above. "Stringboats" is available in the "From Above" Collection.
"Curvature" - This image was taken in New Jersey in early January 2015 when the water temperatures had been the coldest in 20 years. Freezing cold was an understatement but it's that deep cold atmosphere which produces those beautiful colors which you see here. I prefer shooting with a 70-200mm zoom lens when swimming because of its ability to capture the many fine details of water and light, especially this particular wall of water as it bends into projection. You can find this image in "The Finer Details" Collection.
"Striated" This image was taken in Rockaway Beach, New York late fall 2015 while the water was still warm and the light was just right. Using a slower shutter speed, having steady hands, and my feet firmly planted in the sand bottom I was able to utilize only the motion of the wave to create this often described "painting-like" photograph. Personally speaking, these are the hardest images to capture sharply as so many things have to happen just the right way for it to come out to my liking. You can find it in my "Motion" Collection along with other pieces of the same effect.
"Bubbly Bokeh" I took this image during my recent visit last year to the island of Pohnpei, which is part of the Federated States of Micronesia at the infamous break known as P-pass. I'd never seen water so clear before and I took full advantage. This was my first legit opportunity to shoot surfing from below the surface. Wearing a diving mask to get a clear view of my subjects, I watched from below more than I did from above. I was completely mesmerized by watching the dynamics of such a perfect wave unfold on the reef from below the surface. This image can be found in the "Travel" Collection along with other images from my worldly adventures.
"That Surf Life"
"That Surf Life" Sunset tones washed over this scene as the boys were milking some of those last few waves before dark. It was my first visit to this undisclosed location on Long Island's shores where left-handers can peel for hundreds of yards. This was my buddy's truck parked right in front of the takeoff and why not curl up in a cozy blanket and a lawn chair to soak it all in. The lifestyle we lead. This image can be found in "The Lifestyle" Collection.
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