Waves Frozen

Photo credit: Pierre Carreau

From afar and first look, these appear to be ice sculptures, but they are actually fast-exposure shots of waves by photographer Pierre Carreau. He says: “Nature presents to us this vibrant energy daily wherever the ocean meets the shore. We are incapable of capturing these fleeting masterpieces with our own eyes.” To capture the perfect shots, Carreau pays attention to the smallest details in both small and large waves, light angles as well as variations in reflections when shooting. Continue reading for more.

“The artist, who started out as an IT professional, moved his family to the island of St. Barthelemy in the Caribbean and started honing his craft there. The photographer says that he’s fascinated by water’s ‘blank slate’ quality that allows it to take on characteristics of its surroundings,” says My Modern Met.