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The Excitement of Coastal Waves

March 3, 2014
Waves crash against the Rockport Harbor breakwater

Post Nor’easter Waves

Winter Nor’easter Wave Fury

We’ve certainly had our share of storms this winter. One word that can often make New Englanders shudder is “Nor’easter.” Those of us who live in New England know they can definitely pack a punch.

As a photographer who lives on Cape Ann, I have seen first hand the power of the ocean battering the coastline. This shot was actually taken the day AFTER a Nor’easter came through.

Although the storm had passed through the day before and blue skies were now upon us, the ocean was still rather feisty. I stood mesmerized for quite some time as I both watched and listened to the fury of the waves as they crashed against the Rockport Harbor breakwater.

A Paradox

It never ceases to amaze me that something so powerful and potentially frightening can also be so beautiful — both at rest and in action.

Naturally when you learn a Nor’easter is approaching, it is always wise to take cover and stay out of its way. Just remember that once the storm has passed, there might be a visual treat along the rocky coast worth capturing.

Photo Info:

Camera:  Nikon D300
Lens:  Nikkor 70-200mm
Exif Data:  1/800s, f/6.3, ISO 200, 160mm

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2 Comments leave one →
  1. Ginny Leger permalink
    March 3, 2014 8:22 pm

    Liz, you are an amazing photographer. I love all your work. Would you wave a magic wand and let me have half of your know-how and talent?

    I’m not quite ready yet but I want to come back for lessons.



    • LMP permalink*
      March 3, 2014 9:54 pm

      You’re very kind Ginny. Thank you very much. You know where to find me when you’re ready for more lessons. 🙂

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