Surf’s Up! Stunning Photos by Warren Keelan
Incredible Shots by Award Winning Seascape Photographer Warren Keelan
Waves have long captured the imagination of people. Writers, poets, painters have all tried to convey the beauty, the power, the majesty and the mystery of the ocean wave.
Nature photographer Warren Keelan is one of the masters of capturing the wave. Whether working in black and white or in the blues, greens, and even reds and yellows of the sky and water, his works transform from a mere image of a wave. He captures a moment and a feeling. With his quick shutter speed the waves are frozen and become sculptural and other worldly with his artistic eye.
If some of his work looks familiar, it may be because he is an award winning photographer and we have written about his ocean art photos before.
In “Congeal” above, the ocean has indeed taken on the look of a gelatinous mass rather than moving liquid.
Working in the surf in Australia’s South Coast, Keelan can be found beneath the surface as much as on top of the swell. It is his combination of angle and lighting as it interacts with the moving form that makes his work so spectacular.
In “Gyroscope” above, the photographer is submerged and the wave turns into an alien or some sort of mysterious sea creature.
Keelan describes his work:
I’ve always had a fascination with nature, especially the ocean and its ever changing forms, and I am compelled to capture and share what I feel are special and unique moments in the sea. I love the raw, unpredictable nature of water in motion and the way sunlight brings it all to life, from both above and below the surface. For me, the challenge is creating an image that hopefully tells a story or leaves an impression on the viewer.
We’d have to say that Keelan has achieved his goals, both of telling stories and leaving an impression on the viewers.
All photographs copyright Warren Keelan.
See more about Warren Keelan’s work in the article by Christopher Jobson on Colossal.