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A few memorable moments from Hurricane Joaquin.

Hi guys! 

Man, this past run of swell was one to be remembered! After a long flat summer the first few days of Fall kicked off with a bang! Hurricane Joaquin mixing in with our first Nor' Easter real made for a good time. Every spot in Florida was firing and for the first time I didn't have to drive more than ten minutes to score pumping surf. 

When I say score I really mean it! I had the privilege of shooting with several pro's including Brad Domke as well as Chris Ward. I was featured everywhere from Eastern Surf Mag to Surfing Magazine. This swell really allowed me to showcase some abilities of being able to shoot in the barrel. I was able to earn some international media making this the most successful Florida swell for me yet. 

Check out these screen grabs from my features. 

Brad Domke on Surfline.com. Featured under "Joaquin Delivers and Behaves" 

Brad Domke on ESM, Gallery #2 from Hurricane Joaquin. 

One image of Chris Ward was used as a Surfing Magazine Instagram post. Considering they have almost a million followers this is really good media! This photo has received over 22,000 likes. 

Brad Domke featured on SixMagazine.com

Portrait of Brad Domke on SixMagazine.com

Perfect looking line-up at the home break. Featured on SixMagazine.com

Chris Davis in a gem! This was featured on EasternSurf.com (ESM)

I snapped all of these in a two day span, that was a good two days! What a blessing it was to have swell like that. It was really good to see that everyone scored wherever they went. It wasn't like I sat in the magical spot, it was just where I was, everywhere looked like this. 

Lets all hope and pray we get a winter that matches this swell! 

Thank You for stopping in and hope to see you in the water. 

-Nathaniel Harrington

@natehphoto

 

White Balance, ESM Feature.

Special thanks to Eastern Surf Magazine for throwing this in their White Balance collection. Chauncey and I are stoked! 

“The morning that Chauncey Robinson and I linked up for this shot was no different from many other sunrises we’ve seen,” says Florida photographer Nathaniel Harrington. “Very few people were taking advantage of the surf, and the epic sunrise allowed us to get multiple chances to score some shots. There was no wind and it was chest-high at the crack of dawn — perfect conditions for Sebastian Inlet. I personally enjoy wide-angle shots from a distance, as it creates negative space while including the surroundings. I had a few great sequences of Chauncey's brother Wiley, some more air shots, and even some barrels, but this one stood out to me as a little more interesting. I think it's that touch of a fantastic Florida sunrise framed behind the surfer, along with the silhouettes of the fishermen on the jetty, that get me the most. It's the feel of the inlet at its best. The rest is history and it's back to hunting for more sunrises, glassy mornings, and good surfing with the locals. Shot with an SPL water housing, Canon 50D, and Tokina 10-17mm lens.”

Cheers! Lets go shoot some more! 

-Nathaniel Harrington

@natehphoto

The last month or so...

Hey Guys! 

Better to post about it later than never I guess... Here's a few shots that I have acquired from the past few weeks or so. Not sure which ones have been posted on Social Media, but its always more fun to see them on a larger screen anyways, right?! I've been meaning to post about this last month and all its swell stories but one thing has just led to another. So I finally gathered together a couple of my favorite shots and am about to tell you about them. So check it out! 

 

This is from one beautiful morning here in Vero Beach. There's nothing better than the anticipation of waling up pre-sunrise and praying that you're not getting out of bed for nothing. That first sight at the beach is either a great relief and a ton of excitement, or the just worst thing ever. This was the best thing ever. 

After getting into the water, same day as above photo, this is the reward. Perfection. 

One more from the above day. Sometimes these insiders get that foam on the face of the wave and I really like it. I'd give it a thumbs up if I could. Anyways, love the pier angle on this shot too! That was a great morning. 

 

This is Blake Speir. If you go up to Sebastian Inlet you can watch him rip waves with a ton of other Groms. They all kill it, blake especially. Behind the wave shots are tricky to get them to look right, I think this one turned out very well and I love that the guy in the background on the pier is in the middle of catching a 6ft Bull Shark... We watched as he pulled it in onto the sand and just about every surfer in the line-up began to yell, "Let It Go!!". That was rad. 

And this is where Blake gets it from, his dad David Speir.   You can find this shot featured on ESM's Hurricane Gonzalo update found at this URL: http://www.easternsurf.com/index.php?option=com_k2&view=item&id=1699:gonzalo-the-giver&Itemid=109  Check it out and thanks ESM for all the support lately! 

And this is where Blake gets it from, his dad David Speir. 

You can find this shot featured on ESM's Hurricane Gonzalo update found at this URL: http://www.easternsurf.com/index.php?option=com_k2&view=item&id=1699:gonzalo-the-giver&Itemid=109

Check it out and thanks ESM for all the support lately! 

 

This is from one of those days that I wish would never end. It was a Sunday morning and I had just enough time to go shoot before I went to Church. I've seen glassy conditions like this only a couple of times on the ocean. The next few images will show you what I mean. 

Glass. i've done no editing to this photo, didn't need it. 

Perfect view of the Pier. 

This is the glass I'm talking about. Reflective perfection. 

gosh, take me back to this morning! 

I have so many images from this session that it was difficult to pick out which ones I should add to this blog post. I decided on these few somehow.. not sure how. It seemed like every wave that passed by me was perfect and the shots are each different and unique in their own way. I guess these few just got my attention long enough to get them here. And thankfully its not a 240+ image blog post, cause it easily could have been. 

 

This will be my last image for this post. I shot this image during Hurricane Edouard and I don't think I posted much about it on the blog yet.. sorry. Again this was just perfection in surf. I got a couple great barrel shots of Dieter Humpsch this evening also. It was all just lost in the scramble to upload the photos to the computer as fast as I can so that I have card space to get back into the water and keep shooting.

 

Its safe to say that my instagram gets the better half of my attention when it comes to updated postings. So if you don't follow me there, you should! @natehphoto 

Thanks for checking out this evenings image uploads and please feel free to share my site and blog with friends. :) 

-Nathaniel Harrington

 

Hurricane Edouard's late August Swell.

Chauncey Robinson found the nugget of the morning with this one. Featured now on ESM. 

With this swell came the goods. Above is Chauncey Robinson's perfect barrel ride durring the quick visit from Hurricane Edouard, and below is his brother, Wiley Robinson's epic air reverse. 

There were a million jellyfish in the water and it was painful to shoot, but still very worth the stings. 

 

Check out the link to see what else was happening on the east coast during the end days of August in the ESM Feature. 

 

http://www.easternsurf.com/index.php?option=com_k2&view=item&id=1673:fall-flourish&Itemid=109

Wiley Robinson has a stylish Air Reverse. 

Thanks for checking in! 

-Nathaniel Harrington