For his series Wave Pacific, photographer Scott Hoyle captures that chaotic and sublime moment when two opposing forces simultaneously collide together in a burst of emotion. In stark black and white, each violent crash is unique in shape and form. The dark background in contrast with the whiteness of the wave indicates an absence of location and environmental reference. These waves could be anywhere.
Source: Photos of Winter Waves Capture the Power of Mother Nature - Feature Shoot
"I bought my first camera in 2007 due to having a lot of downtime with a knee injury, and I just read and re-read the manual and started playing around with light. I have always been a surfer and live with the ocean right at my doorstep, so it felt like a natural progression to take my camera (in a water housing, of course) straight into the sea. Originally my plan was to take some happy snaps of my mates surfing at home, but in a few months it lead to my first published image, then my first cover."
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Nice little video profile of photographer Ray Collins and his remarkable seascape photographs.
Take a look at his photographs over at RayCollinsPhoto.com or on Instagram: @RayCollinsPhoto.
This is what it's like to photograph an epic storm with massive waves from a Helicopter.
Photos from the shoot. (Posters from the shoot)