Blog for Nathaniel Harrington, @natehphoto.  

Water and Lifestyle Photography  

A life time of creating. 

Some Evenings Are Better Than Others.


It seems like every time I get in the water there is a new look, a new surprise waiting for me. This last week I saw that there was probably going to be a little bump in the water with some good wind conditions, so after work I cruised down to the beach. I found a pretty spectacular sight! 

Vero Beach has always amazed me with surf conditions. Here's why! 


Glassy Perfection. 


I loved how the light was bouncing off the clouds and water. This is a good example of using light to create interest in water photography. 


The Canon 70D is a machine when it comes to capturing detail. This image has some outstanding focus. 


This Beautiful image is now my most liked photo on Instagram. The lighting is not something you see every evening. 


The Surf & Sand Hotel is quickly disappearing... 


Another Favorite of mine from this evening. Perfect a-frames rolling through as Vero boasts its beautiful sunset colors. 


Glassy, electric feelings. 


After the sun had set with just minutes of light left Tatum jumped in the water to help me capture the best image of the evening. Nothing more stunning than my beautiful wife! Love you Tatum. 

Thanks so much for stopping in! Please share if you dig the photos! Any of these are available for prints as well. :) 

-Nathaniel Harrington

Arthur Showing in Florida.

Hey guys! 

It's been a long, busy day for me and I haven't been able to get to all of my images that I would like to put together for a little showing of Tropical Storm Arthur... But I did grab two for a pre-view. It's been a fun day! Mine started at 6am, when I did not want to get up, I did anyways, and it turned out to be a great decision! My day ended with an amazing surf sesh and beautiful sunset. 

Well here's the two, more to come soon. 

I was thinking about walking the beach for a little while to attempt some scenic barrel shots... But after I saw this little wave go through I was way to amped to stay out of the water any longer. It was go time. I figured I could just try to capture the scene from the water where I like it the most. :) 

Today's description of Arthur's surf: Clean. It has been a solid, clean day.

Happy July! So amped to get summer swell! Can't wait to post the rest... 


-Nathaniel Harrington


From Dusk till Dawn.

Hi Guys! 

Hope you all had a great weekend! I know I sure did. Sunday turned into an all day outing at the beach where I was very surprised to find some surf coming in. When I say surf what I really mean in tiny shorebreak barrels that I get super amped on! There was a little more size today than I have seen in a while which really helped the images this weekend.

I started my day at 6am sharp to get a few pre-dawn motion shots in at the Pier. I've seen a lot of people do some cool images with blur and I am giving it a shot myself. That and there's no other place I'd rather watch the day start from than in the water. :) Also, Jonny Capen joined me with his gopro and skim board for the morning photo sesh. I watched him tuck into a few barrels with the lens pointed down the line, so hoping he got some great video/photo from the morning. I shot a few images of him enjoying the surf as well. 

Here's some shots...  

Motion in the Morning. Pretty neat with the pier in the background. 

Believe it or not I really did a lazy job of going through these pics. I'm pretty tired so I passed up tons of awesome barrel shot, all of which will probably get burried into my hard drive never to be seen again. haha. Happens all to often. 

Still, I'm amped on the selection I was able to grab! 

Jonny's skimshots were fun to take. I haven't shot action in a long time! 

The contrast from morning to afternoon is pretty radical. Once the winds come up the East Coast shuts down. But, I managed to find a few spots where the storms were able to bring some shape back to the surf. I love shooting storms and less than perfect conditions more than I like to shoot perfect conditions. There's so much more of a challenge to it! Anyways, I was happy to find a few more nuggets in the day, and I am stoked to share them with you here.  

Metallic colors in the stormy afternoon are my absolute favorite. What do you think? 

I'd love to hear some oppinions on what images you guys like more! The perfect shaped of a morning sunrise, or the the tossing afternoon storm surges? Keep in mind that Morning was shot with a 10mm lens while afternoon was with a 50mm. Which gets your vote? 

Thanks for checking in! 

-Nathaniel Harrington


Monday Could Use a Barrel.

Monday's can always use barrels... 

We had some fun surf yesterday! I'll be posting about it later this evening if I get the chance. The wind knocked down the surf in the afternoon, but then some storms went through and cleaned it up! I shot from sunrise to almost sunset yesterday... So fun. 

Check out these two images to start the week of Sea Dreaming. 

Thanks for checking in! 

have a great week! 


Silky Morning.

This morning was so smooth!!! Its rare when the texture of the water feels like silk due to complete lack of wind. It was calm, it was beautiful, and it was a blast. One of these days I have to talk someone into a body surfing sesh at 5:30 am... Any takers? Lets go get some surf! 

Great start to yet another great day. 


Thanks for checking in! 

-Nathaniel Harrington