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Something a little more fun from me today! ūüôā¬†¬†

While photographing¬†rain-soaked¬†hosta leaves, I was already¬†drawn to their wave-like form. So, when a small black¬†gnat decided to¬†do some surfing, well, it’s times like¬†this you simply cannot believe what you are seeing through the lens!

"Shooting the Tube" (Black Gnat Surfing on Wet Hosta Leaves) Nikon D300, 105mm F/2.8G Macro, F/8, 1/50s, ISO 640, Black & White with Blue Tint

Since the¬†foliage colors of this particular hosta¬†are a¬†variegation of¬†green, white and yellow – not¬†the hues that evoke a strong¬†feeling of the sea – I decided a color change was necessary to successfully convey¬†the ‘surfing gnat’¬†idea. So, the image was¬†first converted to¬†black & white and then tinted using blue. I also bumped up tonal contrast a bit¬†using Color Efex Pro.¬†¬†

Gnarly, dude! ūüôā

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04/21/10 Update

Sean Kane requested a close up of the ‘surfing gnat’ so, here he is! ūüôā

"Hang Six" (Surfing Gnat Close-up)

¬†(If you listen really closely, you can hear ‘wheeeeeeeeee!’ ūüėČ )

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We may have started out with snow this morning, but boy-oh-boy when the clouds lifted, what a day! ūüôā¬†¬†

"Crash Point" (Waves Crashing Against Rocks with Hospital Point Lighthouse) Nikon D300, 32mm, F/16, 1/400s, ISO 400

The Nor’easter may be gone, but we are still feeling the effects! Our churned up seas continue to pound the rocky shoreline of Beverly Harbor, with¬†Hospital Point Lighthouse standing¬†proudly by,¬†as it has since 1872.¬†¬†¬†

I could have watched this all day long…

"After the Nor'easter" (High Tide Waves Crashing Against Lynch Park Seawall) Nikon D300, 50mm, F/16, 1/320s, +0.3EV, ISO 640

What the hell is WRONG with me?

That is the question I should have been asking when I jumped off the sea wall, at high tide after a Nor’easter, to get this shot!

Fact of the matter is, I tried all conceivable angles from atop the wall and nothing was properly capturing the power of the incoming tide. The sight was amazing; the sound, deafening.

So there I was, faced with (really) the only choice. All I had to do was jump. 

Yes, I got completely soaked.

Yes, the water was freezing.

And, YES, it was TOTALLY worth it! ūüėÄ

Just before it began to snow (again) yesterday, I went over to Lynch Park to check out the surf. 

"Breakwater" (Stormy Waves Crashing Over Rocks) Nikon D300, 45mm, F/22, 1/25s, +0.7EV, ISO 200, Color Efex Pro 'Low Key' Filter

As the tide rolled in, it was amazing to see the ocean¬†undulating¬†from relatively calm to¬†thunderous booms! as walls of water¬†pounded against the rocks.¬†I have to admit, on more than one occasion, I needed to retreat or else be caught in the sea’s fury! ūüôā

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