My latest surfboard art was created in conjunction with award winning shaper Ricky Carroll of RC Surfboards in Rockledge, Florida. The inlayed image, titled “Crystal Lip” (#1 of 10), is from a series of recently photographed wave lips. It evokes purity in motion and makes a striking and dramatic image on this, my third surfboard inlay. From the outset it was truly a collaborative effort. Ricky suggested a 7″ 4″ semi-gun style, big wave board and a color resin tint job on the opposite side of the print. This would be the first time we would accent a color… Continue reading
A lip about to unfold. The lip of a wave at the very moment the off-shore winds begins to shape it, to give it texture, to add crescendo and a few extra seconds to its fleeting life and to give meaning to the unseen, undulating water molecules before all of it crashes, dissipates, is no more. It would be sad except another wave soon follows and the process of this final act begins all over.
Sometimes the worth of an image is how it makes the viewer feel. I hope this one makes everyone feel a little happier or at least bring a smile to your faces. Little else needs to be said about this week’s PoW. Technical details: Nikon D2Xs Nikkor 24-85mm f/2.8-4.0 lens focal length set at 80mm 1/180 @ f/4.0 ISO 100