“You’ve Never Seen Waves Like This Before” proclaimed the title of the WIRED article.
And it goes on to detail some of the photography of Rachael Talibart, who:
…remains both frightened and fascinated by the sea, a tension she explores in her new series, Sirens, which was recently shortlisted for a Sony World Photography Award and will go on exhibition at the Sohn Fine Art Gallery in Lenox, Massachusetts in September.
Here are a couple of examples.
Wonderful. So much power and energy.
Thanks to an extra high tide, a strong wind, and a sun that kept breaking through the clouds, the waves were large and crashing—and perfectly lit. Lying on her back, her feet to the ocean, Talibart used telescopic lenses and an ultra-fast 1,000 frames/second shutter speed to capture the towers and troughs of foam-flecked seawater.
Umm. An “ultra-fast 1,000 frames/second shutter speed”?
So, a 1/1000 exposure then? Woo! Speedy! [/sarcasm]
But fair play: the results are incredible.
Bring on the next Cape storm and look out for me lying on Sea Point Prom.