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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★ Please see original Design Soak Article for more images in this set.

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.

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These alluring images were created by 26 year-old French-Canadian photographer, Benoit Paille. After becoming a professional, Paille has held exhibitions in Canada, Japan, L.A, Barcelona, Moscow, Ukraine and Paris:

Paille: I was interested in the introduction of a man-made object in an outdoor setting, a luminous square, a human element that forms a relationship with nature and helps it to be reborn. From this I feel a kind of poetry blossoms, linked to the presence of this regular shape, like a recurrent canvas that symbolically references creation, the blank page, the empty space that needs to be inhabited.

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A Blaze of Colour: Fish Photos Gallery by Visarute Angkatavanich

These images were taken by talented Thai photographer, Visarute Angkatavanich. The gallery below shows a selection of his sea life photos, which include many Siamese fighting fish in crystal-clear waters. The clarity of the photographic work is excellent, with the focus and lighting of the fishes professionally balanced. Take a close look at the images below—my favourite is the white fish on the black background, what’s yours?

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