I've been rather caught up with shooting in the water recently. Swimming can be rather addicting, but it's not the only way to photograph the ocean. For years I was forced to find multiple ways to photograph waves from land before I braved the waters with a water housing.
This New Years there were some waves, and while they weren't epic or gigantic or crowded lineups, they were still beautiful to photograph. I decided to go back to my roots in seascape photography and do some water panning, working with a telephoto lens and some filters, to create that beautiful motion blur as the waves approach the beach. I took about 700 frames but I would only consider a couple of them successful shots. That's the gamble though, and that's the struggle any photographer who works with motion blurs will understand!
See more in the Ocean Collection