Australian photographer, Deb Morris, has created a really interesting niche for herself. She captures the beauty of micro-waves. Initially without description some of these images look just like regular sized waves. While most photographers focus on the huge waves, she focuses on waves that are no larger than 30 cm high! She focuses on the smallest ones that come to shore and captures them just when they break. The results are quite tranquil.
However, Deb explains how the technique is actually much harder than it looks. She took six months to perfect this niche.
She goes just a meter out to catch the exact micro-waves she wants. She doesn't use a water housing so she's always on the edge and relies heavily on just her reflexes. Although not that far out, with the unpredictable water and delicate equipment, one wrong move and it will ruin her camera.
“I live dangerously with unprotected gear because I deliberately don’t use water housing.”
“This has forced me to get different angles, because I have to remain outside the wave.”
Her recent endeavor has clinched her as a runner up in the Shutterbug Awards.
You can check out more of her work on her website: