Andrew Klein  

Outer Banks waves by Andrew Klein

May 2020 - Outer Banks waves

About the Image(s)

Just before the covid 19 driven lockdown, I was able to go to one of my favorite places, the Outer Banks of North Carolina, USA. The ocean constantly expends its energy against the beaches, rolling in with continual waves. The famous Outer Banks winds (think Kitty Hawk, first flight, and the Wright Brothers) catch the wave tops and create a frothy spray. It can be captivating and I hope some of that is in this photograph.

Olympus OM1 Mark II with 70-300 (35 mm equivalent) f 2.8 zoom at f8 and about 200mm.

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8 comments posted

Ruth Benson   Ruth Benson
A beautifully composed image Andrew. It has three tiers with the backwash in the front adding balance to the image. The breaking waves suggest motion and drama and the waves building in the background tell the story of the rolling sea.
I would try to sharpen the spray of the frontline wave which may add more drama and maybe emphasis the focus area. Not sure if it will work, but I would try.   Posted: 05/04/2020 20:53:11

Andrew Klein   Andrew Klein
Thank you. The layers are important for this composition and I am glad you saw them. I will try some selective sharpening. :-)   Posted: 05/05/2020 08:03:22

Laurie McShane
The tones are wonderful in this image, and I love how it's composed. The waves look powerful, and I almost wish there was a person standing on one side to give them some scale.

That would have changed everything however, and it's lovely the way it is.   Posted: 05/05/2020 08:19:35

Andrew Klein   Andrew Klein
Thank you   Posted: 05/05/2020 08:20:31

Amy Lu
It's a beautiful image! I feel like I can hear the sound of waves. I love the tiers and composition as well!   Posted: 05/08/2020 22:26:31

Prasad Indulkar   Prasad Indulkar
Lovely image Andrew , wants me to go into your picture and just sit there on the banks for hours and hours. lovely layers and framing.   Posted: 05/09/2020 22:35:45

Kathleen Colligan
We were there last summer while a surfing completion was going on. I love seeing this photo of the waves and can even feel that water rushing in on my feet .   Posted: 05/10/2020 07:16:59

Andrew Klein   Andrew Klein
You are all most kind. Thank you.   Posted: 05/10/2020 07:58:55