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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

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