1st place Young Photographer of the Year
Jarvis Smallman Western Australia
For years I watched this wave from land just about any chance I could get. I studied the forecasts meticulously, learned about the swell sizes and directions, tides, and wind conditions. One day, it all lined up perfectly and me and bodyboarder Jarrad Linton went out to finally photograph the wave from the water. Big storm clouds blocked the sun and an electric blue colour came through the wave. I was stunned by the beauty of the scene. As Jarrad was paddling out, this perfect set came rolling in and I pressed the shutter.
BEHIND THE LENS
Jarvis Smallman Australia
ABOUT THE IMAGE
- Stormy conditions
- Jetski access
- Taken at 7am
- Winter shoot
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