The Sea has Stories

Grab a cup of coffee or a glass of red and cosy up with the Winter issue of White Horses. Issue 29 opens with a stunning image by Paul Smith of Nic Brewer at Noosa, and flows into the rich collection of stories and photos that has made White Horses so treasured.

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The Sea has Stories
White Horses | Issue Twenty Nine

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61 Photographers Celebrate Earth Day With Creative Shots

We are excited to share the finalists of this opportunity to see how photographers capture our planet …
We believe in being responsible and helping our planet, that is why we have a partnership with Eden Reforestation Projects where we help plant 5 trees for every PRO and PRO+ member of our community.

“you with little faith ” by artemiopascua
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“Asian leopard ” by spicspics
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“Waterfalls in Autumn ” by AutumnOaks
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“middle of no where ” by rock_and_nature
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“Spotted Owlet ” by avkash
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61 Photographers Celebrate Earth Day With Creative Shots
more at viewbug

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CEWE Photo Award 2019 Monthly Winners So Far

The CEWE Photo Award 2019 is free to enter, and open to anyone over 18, whether you’re a keen amateur photographer ready to show your work in your first major photo competition or an already established professional. With ten unique categories to enter, there’s nowhere better to share your work with the world.

Your photos will be judged by a panel of recognized industry experts, journalists and professional photographers. Their focus above all will be on the quality of the photograph, and how well the photo fits the chosen category in the photo contest.

“Rough sea 12” by Giovanni Allievi
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“Streets of Lava” by Anders Brakestad
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“Ozeane” by Doris Wahler
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“Regenbogenhäuser in Houten” by Kai Diederichs
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“Tree” by Pavla Bat’ková
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CEWE Photo Award 2019
World’s Largest Photo Competition
more at cewe-photoworld

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Water, water everywhere, make your shutter blink…

Water, water everywhere, make your shutter blink, water, water everywhere, show us what you think (sorry Coleridge). This is the round to embrace H2O, whether you’re photographing cool splash art, misty waterfalls and milky seas or you have something meaningful to say about this life-giving substance.

Safe From Harm
by Doug Richardson
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Tides | Australia
by Lee Mumford
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Drama Drangarnir
by Kai Hornung
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Frozen in Time
by Jacquie Matechuk
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by Handytdj
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Water | Photographic Competition
Part of Digital Camera Photographer of the Year 2019
more at PhotoCrowd

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Resonance | Images with Meaning | A Special White Horses Issue

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

” …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… “

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.

Ben Thouard
Interview by Ashtyn Douglas

more in Surfer Magazine
volume 59 – Issue 5

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

Sea Monster

The sublime waves in Ray Collins’ photographs appear like towering mountain ranges rising up from the sea. Collins seems to freeze the water, capturing waves in the instant just before their imminent break, thus creating a unique interplay between shapes and contrasts. He sits or lies on his surfboard in wait of the perfect moment of rushing water.

Through immediate proximity to the subject, the Australian photographer creates a form of abstraction that leads us to forget that these are pictures of ocean waves. Although the water is clearly recognizable, the waves form portraits of themselves. Shafts of light shimmer in countless nuances, bordering the wave, flooding it with glistening light, or piercing it.

Ray Collins turned his passion into a profession. After getting his start in surf photography, he began to focus more and more on photographing the waves themselves. Collins quickly became an internationally in-demand photographer. His works have an unusual tension because they leave everything unresolved, capturing the second right before the tumultuous crash and spray. Collins says he is fascinated by “the moment before the moment, the anticipation.”
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Ray Collins Photography
via Lumas