We captured this image along the New England coast during the distant passage of Hurricane Igor last September 2010. It features a ten-foot ground swell breaking on an inshore sand bar against a moderate offshore wind. We had been in the water surfing these beautiful waves for a couple of hours under mostly cloudy skies, and when a gap in the clouds allowed a few rays of morning sun pass through, we headed to shore to refuel, rehydrate…and grab a few quick photographs.
This image, entitled, “Outside Break”, is a recent addition to our growing collection of fine-art photographs. It’s available as a limited-edition, large-format print on canvas, and as a traditional photographic print – either matted or framed. Head to the Print Pricing page of our website to view pricing and ordering information. Thanks!
Camera Info: Canon 5D, 300mm, ISO 200, 1/1000, f9.0
There’s something undeniably beautiful about the sight of an ocean wave breaking in the face of strong offshore winds. Here’s one of our latest attempts at capturing this beauty…during a recent morning off the New England coast. This image is also another new addition to our collection of fine art photographs, which can be ordered through us directly, or by visiting one of our galleries (scroll down at this link). Thanks!
We’ve been admiring this beautiful image of the north Atlantic from space, captured yesterday by one of NASA’s many weather monitoring satellites. In this image at lower right, you can see Tropical Storm Lisa, which was born yesterday. And former Hurricane Igor, which threatened to strike Bermuda as a powerful Category 3 hurricane (but spared it by weakening to a Category 1 storm), is now a huge and still-powerful sub-arctic low (top). Unfortunately, Igor rattled southeast NewFoundland on Tuesday, with winds gusting to 100 mph and 5-9″ of rain. Hundreds of roads and several major bridges were washed away by flooding.
Also, look below for an image Emily captured Monday as Hurricane Igor was closest to the New England coast. It’s breaking waves (i.e. surfing waves) in the most exposed areas reached up to twelve feet in height. (Note the sea gull toward flying in front of the wave at right). – Brian
Deepcember is living up to its name once again in Vermont this season. And as evidenced by the first two photos here – captured in 2007 (skier: Ian Forgays) and 2008 (skier: Dylan Crossman), respectively – Deepcember often plays host to some of the finest days of powder skiing all season…
It was about a week ago now when another great mass of cold air from the Great White North began sweeping across the Great Lakes and Lake Champlain, drawing moisture from the lakes as it headed for Vermont. Snow squalls produced more than 12″ of snow for the luckiest spots, and a favorable wind left much deeper pockets of snow along the steepest, high-elevation, east-facing slopes of the Green Mountains…
There’s a big snowstorm bearing down on coastal New England right now. Seaside skiing, anyone? And although we might see only a few snowflakes from this storm up here in Vermont, it looks like there might be another system in its wake.
Hurricane Bill pushed a large and powerful swell into the shores of the northeastern US and Canada last weekend. Here’s an image we captured on Sunday morning off the coast of Massachusetts, just after sunrise. The crest and face of this wave stood a solid 12-14′ tall before breaking in its final approach to the shore. The wild winds and seas kept us watching in awe for a few hours before conditions settled down and invited us back into the waves, to surf.
This image will also be available as a fine art print, entitled, “Offshore Winds”. Drop us a line if you are interested.
The first named storms of the Atlantic’s tropical storm/hurricane season were born this week, and although the storms named Ana and Claudette have already pittered out, a storm named Bill has developed into a powerful Cat 3/4 hurricane.. Take a look at this satellite loop from the National Hurricane Center. Let’s hope storms like Bill, and those that follow, stay out to sea and do nothing but generate fun swells for Carribean and east coast surfers…
Winter is an endless source of photographic inspiration and natural beauty.
Recently, while in line for first chair at Alta, on a especially deep and fluffy powder day… we were lucky enough to connect with our friend Dylan Crossman – who grew up skiing in Vermont’s Mad River Valley. We enjoyed most of the day at Alta together, and then set off ski touring with just a few hours of remaining daylight into the surrounding mountains. The sun was playing hide and seek with us all day long, but it emerged for just a few fleeting moments as we dropped in for one of our last runs of the day.
The snowy image image reinforces my belief that powder skiing and ocean wave surfing are deeply intertwined. The billowing snow behind Dylan could easily be the crest of a breaking a wave getting peeled back by an offshore breeze. What a beautiful world this is!