Blog for Nathaniel Harrington, @natehphoto.  

Water and Lifestyle Photography  

A life time of creating. 

20 Images.

I picked 20 of my favorite images from last Thursday to share in this post. Its rare when the conditions become this unique and this perfect. I'm not even sure if it could get better than this for small wave photography.. Only time will tell.

These waves are any where from eight inches to two foot in face height. So very small, and very clean! I think there are a couple brilliant shots in here, pleased to share them with you! 

I've been working on this shot for a while now! Its been tough to get the right light and focus on a clean enough wave to show what it really looks like, this image turned out to be a very clean example of a mini tube breaking from the front. Love It! 

The colors looking down the line will keep me going back for more forever. 

A little speed blur. 

Perfect A-Frames. 

A little light through the back of the wave. 

Super shallow focus on this mini tube. 

Its pure Gold. 

I just had this printed on Canvas as an 18x24 and that piece will be posted for sale mid next week. I've named this "hallowed glass". Can't wait to see it enlarged in my hands! 

There's so much more texture in the lip of the wave when they are small like this. Which is the reason I look for these conditions! It may not be as impressive as a 20ft faced barrel, but it has characteristics that can't be compared to anything else.

Another great example of the unexpected happening. A little back wash fanned this barrel up. 


Fishermen in the background. I always wonder what they think I'm doing sticking my head into these tiny waves. 

Another new favorite. 

Another cool shot of the lip of the wave coming at me. I'm really digging this perspective. 

There's nothing like a good sunrise to start your day, so get out there and enjoy one or two a week. You'll see things worth looking at! 


I have another post coming soon of tiny surf. The day after I took these was another score. I shot at the Vero Beach Pier and got a few gems over there. I'll try to post soon. Until then, have a solid day! 

-Nathaniel Harrington

...Remeber that any of these images can be printed on several options of media including Canvas, Metallic Paper, Aluminum, Matte Paper, and Gloss Paper. They can be framed and hung. It would be my pleasure to work with you if you are looking to get some local Ocean art into your home or office. Mahalo. 


Tunnel Vision

Here's some fun shots from last Friday.

I went out early that morning hoping to find some surf able swell, but instead I came across a little sand bar doing its thing. 


Thick Barrel. 

Looking down the line into the light. 

A little backwash sea spray. 

I love this one! Just how the center peak is on focus makes this image stand out for me. 

A perfect pitch. 

I was really trying to get the shots of the back of the barrel. The way the light was forming inside these tubes was amazing! I'm glad I have the chance to share this with everyone! 

A nice reflection shot with a shallow depth of field. 

I've said it before, Vero Beach is an amazing place to capture wave art! I love it here. I hope we all can enjoy these views and the time we get to spend on our beaches! Have a blast out there! 

-Nathaniel Harrington


Luke Marks, Sebastian Inlet Dawn Patrol Edit.

I shot this about a week ago at the Inlet with Luke Marks. It was a gamble whether the surf was going to be good or not, and it was very close to being horrible surf. We still managed to link up on a few turns and a little air that all came together for this fun edit. It's always worth swimming out in the morning! 

-Nathaniel Harrington

Finding Gold.

Finally got a decent swell again at the Inlet. This morning had a few really good moments! 

Check these guys out. 

David Speir paddled out and his first wave scored a 10 point ride. 

Chauncey Robinson was all about the green room this morning. If it was big and steep he was all over it. 

Super fun session! 

Thanks for checking in, 

-Nathaniel Harrington


Friday Morning.

Good Morning! 

I have a fun post for you here! Last Friday was one of those winter mornings that make me really appreciate Vero Beach. My pre-sunrise swim with some very good looking Barrels. 

Have a look at what I was able to capture last week. 


For I am the LORD your God, who stirs up the sea so that its waves roar-- the LORD Almighty is his name. -Isaiah 51:15


I'm so thankful for the beauty we have within our daily reach. We live in an amazing place. 

thanks for checking in! 

-Nathaniel Harrington