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  • Floating Sand

    Image of sand floating underwater after a passing wave.

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    Messing around in the waves of Kua Bay while trying to capture the backside of a wave, I wasn’t having much luck. The water was flat and there were tons of people around. Every once in a while a large set would come in and energize everyone in the water as they all setup to body surf the wave. With all the commotion a lot of sand kicked up and then as the wave passed more sand would kick up, but I tried to photograph the wave anyway. What I found was a lot of out of focus images. I left the beach thinking it was a loss, however, it is always nice to get in the water.

    When I loaded the images into Photoshop Bridge I found a lot of beautiful images of sand with amazing streaks of sunlight beaming through the water. I edited this image with an abstract/design quality in mind and accented the colors and light values. In the end I think this would be a very cool accent image on a wall blown up really big.

    © Christopher Johnson

  • Drenched

    It always amazes me at how us as humans act around dangerous situations especially something that seems so mild. At first, the next victim approaches. They watch as a the first wave crashes against the rocks, see where the water falls, and begin to get a little closer. This continues until they are too close. Then the large set rolls in and the once seemingly mild wave crashes are now a 20 foot wall of instant unhappiness. After they are completely drenched they disappear and the next group of unsuspecting people come in.

    The guy in this photo did much of the same thing. He stood there posing in front of the waves while his family took pictures of him.