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Thursday, October 27, 2011

Fine Art Weekly - Upcoming!

We've had a slight lag in our Fine Art Weekly series, and for this we apologize, but hopefully all of our great readers have been keeping up with our fun little mobile uploads fromDriftwood Photography Studio's recent trip  from Orange County to Santa Barbara, San Francisco, and Napa Valley! W'll have some new fine art weekly photographs to post shortly!!!

Tuesday, October 25, 2011

Now THIS is a spice market! napa oxbow

Saturday, October 22, 2011

Street fair and music in china town
Street fair and music in china town
Amazing architecture in San Fran!
Amazing architecture in San Fran!
Chinese tea house in San Francisco!
Chinese tea house in San Francisco!

Thursday, October 13, 2011

Getting Our Ass Kicked - Fine Art Weekly Photography Series

Clark Little is an amazing photographer. We can all agree on this, yes? Well let us tell you...he gets his ass kicked on a daily basis.

We at Driftwood Photography Studios love shooting surf photography. Whether it be insane surf action, travel, empty waves, or pounding shorebreak. But focus on shorebreak shots for a moment. In getting those shorebreak shots, you do indeed get your ass kicked. Just ask Mr. Little.

One of our favorite spots to get our asses kicked is at the Wedge in Newport Beach, California. Right at the entrance to the harbor, waves pass through the deep water and dump directly on the beach. On the right combination of swell direction and period, the waves rebound off the jetty, creating a double-up effect where 10-foot waves can suddenly become 15, 20, even 25-foot walls dumping in shallows only 5-feet deep. Like we said, it's an ass kicker!

Even on smaller swells playing in the shorebreak can yield hours of fun and amazing photos. Just be prepared to get dumped on the sand, dragged up the beach, and to leave with a few bumps and bruises. We're happy to take some punishment to get shots like this one!

This image is now available for sale as prints, canvas, and metal (as are all our weekly fine art series images!).  Please contact us for to place an order, pricing inquiries, or any other questions you may have! Driftwood Photography Studios is based in Orange County, CA

Sunday, October 9, 2011

Burnt through an entire memory card at this morning's surf photo session shooting the nb upper jetties! Stay tuned for photos!

Sunday, October 2, 2011

Veins of Development - DWP-Studios Fine Art Weekly Photography

Water flows west from east Maui. Not all of it, mind you. But enough.

Over the past 120 years, under the names of various companies, surface water has been brought west from east Maui to feed what once was an ever expanding number of plantations. Mostly sugar, but pineapple to be sure, too.

For a volcanic island in the middle of the Pacific, central Maui is surprisingly dry. Ancient volcanoes to the northwest and southeast block the passage of rain heavy clouds, which deposit their lifeblood on the coastal faces of these great monoliths. Here we find lush, green, vibrant landscapes over incredibly rugged terrain, in sharp contrast to the drier central valley.

To the white settlers it was simple: cut ditches, channels, and tunnels into the volcanic rock; bridge ravines; bring that water around the peaks and into the central valley to irrigate their crops. While diverting natural waterways, decreasing the flow of amazing waterfalls, and undeniably altering the local and coastal ecosystems, it is nonetheless congruently an impressive feat of engineering, largely done 120 years with hand tools and manual labor.

These are the veins of development, carrying the lifeblood of clouds and mountain; clean, clear, fresh waters of the high peaks to the sugar and pineapple plantations.

These images are now available for sale as Fine Art Prints, Canvas, and Metals (as are all our Weekly Fine Art Series). Contact us for details, pricing, and to place an order! Driftwood Photography Studios is based in Orange County, CA.