Minature Surf

Our family has a history of being connected to the sea, and I am no different. I have very deep emotions about the ocean, love, fear and respect. It has provided such joy to me personally over the years, a few frights too, but it has also been the most terrifying and cruel beast at times in our family.

So this would explain why the sea and the coastline are my most favourite subjects to photograph, and why I always disappear off to take pictures as soon as I catch a whiff of the sea air.

So to the point of this post, I wanted to post a few images from a walk I took last year when visiting Newquay west wales. Being a bit of a surfer, albeit infrequently over the last couple of years. I am sure I am no different to any other surfer when watching perfectly formed, glassy, hollow, but tiny, waves splashing onto the shore, and wishing you could miniaturise yourself and your surfboard and go surf the tiny beasts.

Well what I ended up doing was playing a game of chicken between my SLR and the incoming waves. With the absence of an underwater housing( not being a surf photographer means Ive not had the need) you can understand how this game of chicken could have some serious consequences.

Anyway I though I would shot these little waves using a fast 50mm at wide open aperture, the shallow depth of field helping to create some illusion that these are really monsters.

So here are my three favourites, which just happen to be a sequence of one of these little gems breaking. Enjoy

 (David Griffin)

 (David Griffin)

 (David Griffin)

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