Photos which capture the effects of the wind. Wind can range from being an irritant to being destructive, but wind can also produce beautifully dramatic photographs. The wind can be a very difficult and challenging effect to capture well, but I would love to see your best images which capture the wind.
Congratulations on 1st place in the ‘Capture The Wind’ competition. This ticks all the boxes, bang on brief, fantastic composition, beautiful light, great colour tones and a beautiful sense of environmental energy which has all been pulled together to create a beautiful image. Well done and keep up the great work!
Windsurfer in Brighton by banjogroyne
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When the wind blows the sand in the crate
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by Niall Ferguson
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Mother Nature Putting on a Show
by Marilyn B.
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Warmly wrapped between the covers of this special issue, titled RESONANCE, are some amazing untold stories from surfers, artists and musicians about the photos that influenced their lives.
The idea of a photo triggering a strong emotional response lies at the heart of this special issue. The premise was simple enough: we asked an eclectic mix of surfers to nominate an image that resonated with them, an image that carried special meaning. The aim is not only to gain insight into the image, but to get to know the storytellers a little better too.
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The Sea Has Stories. Photographers, Artists, Writers, Storytellers and Staff. Issue Twenty-Seven
more at White Horses
Water photographer Ben Thouard’s new photo book, “SURFACE,” takes you on a visual journey inside and underneath Tahiti’s best waves.
What’s your favorite image in the book? There are a few, but one is defnitely the cover. I shot it over a year ago and I decided not to show it to anyone. I didn’t want to just release the photo on social media or on the web—which was really hard to do for one year. Nowadays with social media, when you shoot something it’s almost instantly online.
That’s another reason why I really wanted to work on this book: today everything is on Instagram, everything is online, everything is posted right away and it lasts for 24 hours and then your photo is done. It’s forgotten. As a photographer, it’s a really good tool, but it’s also really frustrating. I didn’t want to work on a collection of photos for Instagram. I wanted to work on something tangible.
On the cover:
While 99.9 percent of surf photographers spend the majority of their time aiming their lenses at what happens on the face of a breaking wave, Frenchman Ben Thouard has made a career out of capturing the ocean’s beauty beneath its surface. “This photo was taken at Teahupo’o last year,” says Thouard of the sub-surface image on page one of this issue. “I was exploring the underwater world, not giving too much attention to the surfers, and more to what happens under the surface. The light reﬂecting on the bubbles underwater fascinated me. At some point, I dove under water and just let go a ton of air while diving under the wave so when I turned back to shoot the waves I would have all my bubbles into the frame. I decided to focus on the bubbles and have a surfer in the background. It took me a few tries until I got the shot.” Photo by Ben Thouard