Monday, October 19, 2009

Storm Photos from Bass Rocks

The ocean not only changes from day to day, hour to hour but from second to second. These pictures will gives one the idea that the ocean changes from instant to instant.

The ocean changes in space and time. I am standing in a safe place, yet not more than twenty feet from where I stand is a place where I could be killed. The sea rolls and thunders. The waves crash, you can hear cobbles crack against each other and the dull thud of moving boulders.

These seascapes have lots of information in them. Each one could stand on its own. As a group, they give a temporal perspective.

The first four shots are of one wave coming in. Look to the right of Thacher Island on the horizon of this picture. The uneven horizon is not do to an aberration but is actually due to the rollers crossing the open ocean.

©2009 ShootingMyUniverse

©2009 ShootingMyUniverse

©2009 ShootingMyUniverse

©2009 ShootingMyUniverse

The next two shots are of the same roller coming in. This really give you an idea of how the waves explode on the rocks.
©2009 ShootingMyUniverse

©2009 ShootingMyUniverse

17 comments:

hip chick said...

It's really neat the way the clouds and the waves look so much alike. I love the ocean in a nor'easter, from the shore that is. We didn't get it to bad up here.

Wilma said...

Great series, Steve. I like that you used super short exposures to freeze the movement of the water.

cheers,
Wilma

Eve said...

I'm lucky to be able to say I've seen this action on the rocky coast of Long Island, Maine. You've documented this wild fury perfectly Steve. It's beautiful! Thanks!

Arija said...

Wonderfully turbulent seas!

Chris said...

These really looks like the ocean here when storms are coming up! This is a beautiful set of pictures Steve, like I love them!

N1TOX said...

Great pictures Bro... As always!! Love the Green River Bridge shots too. S and I just got back from a w/end in York Maine. Same story up there with 15' - 20' waves crashing in and got some pic's of Nubble, along with many other photo folks too. Got both low pressures coming up the coast. Keep shooting!!

carol said...

Love you coast shots. Wish I were there. Keep them coming. Carol

Thoughtfully blended hearts said...

Your blog is one of my very favorite stops everyday...and you are always consistent with gorgeous photos...hopefully I'll be a better commenter in the future...Thanks for the eye candy everyday!!!

VALKYRIEN said...

The sea is so fascinating when it is turbulent like this. Great shots!
And the monster wave on your previous post was magnificent!

Tabib said...

Great Force of nature!

SAPhotographs (Joan) said...

Another exceptional series Steve. As Tabib says, the forces of nature are astounding.

Vancouver BC real estate agent said...

Hi. Absolutely amazing photos. It's wonderful experience when you can watch the power of nature and be aware that it's both dangerous and beautiful. Photos like these give me inspiration and energy for everyday life. Thanks for this post.

Best regards,
Jay

Roy said...

Truly amazing. Steve these are fabulous shots and nobody does them like you. Its a privilege to see them.

matthew houskeeper said...

"Crashing without detail"
The power of the sea is so amazing to me.

TonyC said...

Great shots Steve. Nothing like a good stormy sea!

Steffe said...

Some fine storm photos here.

Randi said...

Amazing shots! I know the feeling. How difficult it is to stand still and hold camera and shot at the exact moment. You know how to create a beautiful photo.

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