Crashing, Smashing & Breaking Ocean Waves – Captured & Frozen

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I think these images of breaking waves are fantastic, to say the least. I can remember many times being stood on one of the northern beaches (here in Britain), staring into the captivating waves. What photographer Pierre Carreau has managed to do is expertly capture waves in motion by utilising slow-shutter speeds and other photographic methods to instantly freeze a micro-split second of time.

You wouldn’t be able to see waves as they appear in these photos without such photographic technology, but thanks to Carreau we can see them in their splendor. Here is a set of ten of these images for you to view, where you can see the sheer variety of what he has managed to capture. No doubt he spent many hours waiting for that perfect picture…

Gallery // Crashing, Smashing & Breaking Ocean Waves…

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still waves photo

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blue waves photography

curling wave

breaking sea wave

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rippled wave in ocean

For more information about slow speed photography, check out this article about Shutter speeds over on Wikipedia.

Here’s a short selection of Pierre’s Biography:

Born in 1972 near Paris, Pierre Carreau grew up surrounded by artistic influences in a family that included a photographer, sculptors and painters. Perhaps in reaction to this subtle pressure, he chose initially to pursue a different path and graduated from university with a degree in business. Yet the soul of the artist would not be repressed, and after a number of years working in the IT industry, Carreau returned to his roots and became a professional photographer [read more].

Further Information // “Crashing, Smashing & Breaking Ocean Waves – Captured & Frozen” // All the images shown within this post are © Copyright Pierre Carreau. Via Colossal.

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Insightful Daily Routines of Famous Creative People

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The Daily Routines of Famous Creative People infographic

I’m lovin’ this clever chart designed by Podio showing how the daily routines of famous creatives are broken-down by various aspects, such as sleep, food, exercise and creative work. All the information presented in it comes from the book Daily Rituals: How Artists Work by Mason Currey. Via Coudal.

Turns out great minds don’t think alike. Discover how some of the world’s most original artists, writers and musicians structured their day, based on ‘Daily Rituals’ by Mason Currey. Filter the different categories by toggling on or off, and hover over the colored bars to learn more about the daily routines.

Further Information // “Insightful Daily Routines of Famous Creative People” // The image shown within this post is © Copyright Podio.

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…When You Leave a Pen in a Tumble Dryer

I haven’t posted to Design Soak for a while due to a heavy workload, but I plan to start posting more. To kick things off, here’s a pen of mine that accidentally went through the tumble drier. Down-right weird, eh? Maybe one day, it’ll be a piece of art

...When You Leave a Pen in a Tumble Dryer

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Social Media Flat Vector Icons – FREE DOWNLOAD

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This creative set of social media icons are available to download for free. They were designed and made available by American graphic designer, Bryan Porras.

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Bryan Porras: These are some Social Media icons I did. They are available to you free of charge.. Download here.

Further Information // “Social Media Flat Vector Icons –  FREE DOWNLOAD” // All the images shown within this post are [Creative Commons] © Copyright Bryan Porras. Please visit his portfolio for more fantastic work.

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