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Water and Lifestyle Photography  

A life time of creating. 

Quick trip to OBX

It’s been a pretty wild year of finding all sorts of photo work outside of surfing and action sports. The work is of course awesome, it’s mostly fishing and boating or something like that so I cannot complain. However, it’s really taking me away from surf. Not the ocean, just the surf. I’ve been a little anxious waiting all winter for a real proper winter swell to hit but that just hasn’t happened this winter. 

So, off to the outer banks.  

Forecast kinda got sketchy for a second,but we went with our gut and the original Surfline forecast. We packed up and off we went. 

 

quick iPhone pic of the landscape. The best sand dunes on earth. 

quick iPhone pic of the landscape. The best sand dunes on earth. 

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It was kinda firing.  

The wind forecast scared us a bit but Jason Hines was on it, utilizing at least five different forecasting sites he was a step ahead of it. 

 

Justin Parr, not a drop out of place. 

Justin Parr, not a drop out of place. 

We were looking into some sweet, sweet,  dreamy nuggets. 👌🏽

We were looking into some sweet, sweet,  dreamy nuggets. 👌🏽

Lucas Rogers, no doubt snagging the better waves the first morning we were up there. He was putting on a backside barrel clinic.

Lucas Rogers, no doubt snagging the better waves the first morning we were up there. He was putting on a backside barrel clinic.

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Every once in a while a clean and green one would make its way into the lineup. Lucas Rodgers.  

 

Quentin Turko is an absolute charger. I wanted to upload an entire sequence of this shot but it’s difficult to do from a phone on the road. :/    visit my Instagram @natehphoto to see the whole sequence.  

Quentin Turko is an absolute charger. I wanted to upload an entire sequence of this shot but it’s difficult to do from a phone on the road. :/  

visit my Instagram @natehphoto to see the whole sequence.  

Finding the doggy door.    Quentin Turko snuck out of the above monster for one heck of a dramatic exit.  

Finding the doggy door.  

Quentin Turko snuck out of the above monster for one heck of a dramatic exit.  

And attack of the foam ball. Quentin in the original stain glass cathedral however. Barrels are beautiful to be in :)  

And attack of the foam ball. Quentin in the original stain glass cathedral however. Barrels are beautiful to be in :)  

I think that’s going to do it for this post. I have a bunch of video and tons more photos so I’ll probably try to post another update.  

until then, thanks for visiting my blog  

-nathaniel harrington  

Chaunchoo Pichoo the Film

We just finished editing our 2018 re-cap video, “Chaunchoo Pichoo the Film”.

Chauncey Robinson and I have been working all year round to gain some clips for a Florida Surf Film. As many of you know I am a full time photographer and sell photos to brands for my income… so, this project kinda doubled the work load this year. For every photo i have of Chauncey getting barreled or doing an air I also needed one of just as much value as a video clip. With the help of Filmers/Photographers Jacob Strahlo and Jeffery O’Niell we were able to mix up a pretty good feature based mostly at Sebastian Inlet and with the exception of a great, recent trip to the Outer Banks.

We definitely had our challenges. It wasn’t that great of a year for surf down here in Florida. What opportunity we did have we made the most of. Last Winter is really why this video is even put together, those January storms last year were epic.

All that being said, it’s time to really take this project to new levels. Filming for Chauncey’s next video possibly starts this afternoon. Hopefully we can have a couple more regions in the world included but if it’s just another Florida Film we’ll do our best to represent the state to its fullest.

Let’s hope for a full year of surf and opportunities. Thank you so much for taking the time to visit OUR site and watch this video :)

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-Nathaniel Harrington

Chris & Leslie

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I had the opportunity to do some photography for my friends, Chris & Leslie, wedding.

December 30th, 2018.

Chris Yergans and Leslie Sorenson of Vero Beach, FL tied the knot. It was a beautiful back yard setup, Intimate and fun.

Here’s a piece of the story. It was hard to choose which images to include in this gallery so I added some key moments for optimal cuteness.

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QTip the snowball bunny made an appearance.

Wedding cuteness went to the next level.

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Andrew Carter and the new couple.

Andrew Carter and the new couple.

Dancing into the night.

Dancing into the night.

Thank You Chris & Leslie for letting me photograph your beautiful wedding.

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Spears and Sharks, a epic dive adventure of the coast of Florida.

Hey guys! 

So, I know it has been a long time since my last post on here... Sorry about that. I find it a lot easier to put my time and effort into other social media, but those don't really seem to get the right message across due to a complete lack of interest people give to social platforms. It's time to bring it back here where I can tell the whole story. 

Jack Hendrix, ready to hunt. 

Jack Hendrix, ready to hunt. 

Last week Captain Spencer Reilly ( AKA Captn Goop ) and Jack Hendrix invited me along to go spear some fish off the coast of Central Florida. Of course, I'm going. 

I've done this a handful of times but with every season the fish and water change, so everytime its something new. These two days we put in out there were very new to me! I had no idea what to expect other than I was going to be swimming with sharks and we were going to be finding lots of fish. Two things I love very much. 

Jack Hendrix, details of the underwater rifle. 

Jack Hendrix, details of the underwater rifle. 

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In my mind i'm thinking we'll get out there. Shoot some fish, maybe see some sharks, maybe and hopefully get a couple chances to get some cool shots of them, and yah see where it goes from there. In reality, we were going to see a lot of sharks and billions of fish. it was full throttle. 

 

 

Just being that far offshore during those flat, windless days watching the schools of blue runner disrupt the glassy surface of the ocean was great for me. It's not an experience I have had often enough to not be completely mesmerized by it, and its something I will never forget. However, seeing it from the boat and seeing it from 30 ft under is a whole different story. Most people won't jump in, and for good reason.  I found out why. 

Blue Shark in a school of Blue Runner. 

Blue Shark in a school of Blue Runner. 

I wanted to capture some of these heart pounding moments in motion, so I did and I made a little video. Watch as Jack shoots cobia off the back of Bull Sharks, takes beautiful mangrove snapper, and wrestles a nice king fish into the pathfinder. We also ran into a school of Mahi and captain goop catches a cobia that was able to stay out of the shark mouths. 

Wow. I still just think WOW when I see these. 

Wow. I still just think WOW when I see these. 

Sometimes the Bulls just want to take a closer look... Jacks experience shows as he stays calm and lets the shark know he's not what they want to mess with. 

Sometimes the Bulls just want to take a closer look... Jacks experience shows as he stays calm and lets the shark know he's not what they want to mess with. 

What a captain. Spencer is such a dedicated charter captain, day after day, getting folks into the right places, and keeping an eye out on everything going on from above. Thanks legend. 

What a captain. Spencer is such a dedicated charter captain, day after day, getting folks into the right places, and keeping an eye out on everything going on from above. Thanks legend. 

Curious Sharks in the lead, shadows behind. 

Curious Sharks in the lead, shadows behind. 

Jack, Locked and loaded. Where the snapper at? 

Jack, Locked and loaded. Where the snapper at? 

He found it, and took it home. A very tasty fish, possibly my favorite. 

He found it, and took it home. A very tasty fish, possibly my favorite. 

A baby sea turtle floated by in the current. This lil guy has come a long way and I continue to wish the best for it. 

A baby sea turtle floated by in the current. This lil guy has come a long way and I continue to wish the best for it. 

A stream of light hits this Bull Shark for a nice portrait setting. Fish everywhere underneath. It is a wild world out there. 

A stream of light hits this Bull Shark for a nice portrait setting. Fish everywhere underneath. It is a wild world out there. 

There's still more I could share believe it or not. But let us skip the repetitiveness and get onto something new. 

If you are curious about booking a fishing charter, and no it doesn't have to have anything to do with sharks, please contact my good friend Captain Spencer Reilly -  https://www.captaingoopcharters.com

He is an excellent angler in the Indian River County area, inshore and offshore. I highly recommend a trip with him. 

Thank you all for visiting my page, give my site a look, and please share. 

-Nathaniel Harrington

Myself - @natehphoto

Captain Goop - @captngoop

Waterman Jack Hendrix - @jackhendrix_