Sunsets over the foam of a wave past.
A peeling right hander coming in on a bright sunny day in paradise.
Shooting into the sun is usually not ideal, but when the water is clear it makes for some interesting silver and blue tones.
This break is one of the heavier breaks on oahu. If you're out of position by only 1 foot you could either get crushed by the wave or miss the barrel completely.
Calming water is sometimes all around us; we just have to take the time to look.
Symmetrical. Different techniques of shooting in the water offer an entirely new view of the passing waves.
The contrast of the froth from the whitewash, the sand being sucked up the face of the wave & the small amount of land is what really drew me to this photo.
Evening light brought out the deep blues in this wave.
Peeling lefts on a perfect day.
Shooting into the sun can yield breathtaking images of a crashing wave.
Backwash hitting a falling lip will create a large round barrel.
Early morning colors are difficult to capture as they only last for about 15 minutes while the sun is just rising above the horizon.
Minature waves photos are starting to grow on me. This wave is maybe 6 inches in height and is breaking in 1 inch of water.
I call this one "Dagger" as it reminds me of a sharp point about to cut into the sand
Liquid Gold is the only true way to describe the such a smooth texture to this wave.
The look of melting water; if that's possible.
Mini waves crashing in inches of water.
Part 2 to 'Morning Light'. Oahu's sunrises never cease to amaze me. The colors are so vibrant and defined. This is a deeper view of the sunrise compared to 'Morning Light. 'Golden Enclosure' was taken at Sandy Beach on Oahu's east shore.
Serene clear blue water makes this image. The clarity and symmetry of mother nature never ceases to amaze.
So serene yet powerful is the energy stored in a crashing lip.
Take a breath, sit back and relax. The golden sunrises of Hawaii can be an enchanting experience. When you add the ocean to this mix, nothing but beauty can come from an image. 'Morning Light' was taken at Sandy beach on Oahu's east shore.
Late evening barrels can be the ones that you want to wait for. The light through the pitching lip can make for a unique experience if you're willing to stay out through sunset.
Inside the barrel a place where only a few know. Such a silent and serene place that seems as if it is in slow motion. This is what every bodyboarder lives for.
Clear waters, amazing sunlight, nobody out, and waves galore. I couldn't have asked for more during this session. It's rare to catch this spot clean and good, but when it's on, it's on fire.
Perspective is where the imagination takes over. Not a straight into the barrel shot, but something slightly different. It's amazing how a few inches left or right can make a world of difference in the perspective of a wave.
A glance into a world hardly seen. This small glimpse of a wave crashing over crystal clear water is all mother nature will allow us to see. For in a split second this serenity and beauty will be overpowered by whitewash and churning sand, and this moment will never be seen again.
This is what dreams are made of. Perfection in peeling rights off of an A-frame sandbar with nobody in sight. And to think, amazing waves when it does break.
Pool like water is hard to find in the ocean. This secretive East side break hosts some of the clearest water I have ever seen on the island of Oahu. When waves meet this type of clarity, it is hard to produce a bad image.