The Perfect Storm

As emergency responders continue to tally the dead from this past week’s violent tornados that ripped through the South, New Jersey surfers were reaping the beautiful side to such a tragic event. Here on the East Coast we are always hoping for a storm to grace our coast, always praying it does not make landfall. Please cause as little damage possible, just bring us waves. This particular event is forcing perspective into our lives.

Hurricanes or healthy dumpings of snow are what we often think of when looking towards Mother Nature to bear fruit for the mighty Atlantic. In this case, it happened to be a weather outbreak of epic proportions. My heart can’t help but feel for those in time of need now. The Ying is nothing without Yang and visa versa. Traditionally, Ying and Yang do not specifically mean Good and Evil. In this case, it may be most appropriate to use them in such a way when describing the dramatic effects of this particular storm. More than 300 people dead. Earth scarring so bad it can be seen with satellite imaging. All of which equated to fun head high waves in New Jersey. Evil vs Good, Good Vs Evil. It is a struggle to last into eternity.

Here’s to the good. The stars were aligned in our favor this past week and it turned out to be one of the better Fridays I’ve known. Beach, work and beach again. The surf wasn’t gigantic, or classic, but it doesn’t have to be to have a good time. Just like this blog doesn’t need all the A+ images to survive. B’s are passing right đŸ˜‰ I did happen to capture a few drainers and watched a few from the shoulder without shoving a camera in someone’s face. Boogies and stand ups, everyone was getting barreled. The skies were clear, passing clouds moseyed their way out to sea and friends had fun playing in the water.

sun rise photo. new jersey. jersey shore. summer rental.

surfing backside. going right in new jersey. goofy foot surfing.abstract wave photography. nj surf photographer. fisheye water photography. nj surf photographer

what swim fins for swimming in the ocean. peaceful ocean scene. churchhill swim fins. viper swim fins. new jersey surf photography.

pj paul raia surfing in new jersey april 2011.abstract wave photography. new jersey surf photographer. nj photographer.

About Ryan Struck

I am a self-taught Brooklyn based photographer. Earning a BA in History allowed me to investigate the things that have occurred in the world of which I knew nothing about. In that same spirit, photography allows me to be curious about the world and what surrounds us. I enjoy saving poignant moments through a visual medium, documenting lifestyle often fulfills this need quite nicely. I love what I do. When not at home shooting I can be found traveling in search of surf and inspiring natural lighting. My desire to capture images that help viewers imagine the instant the shutter clicked fuels my passion to combine beautiful light, people and places.
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3 Responses to The Perfect Storm

  1. Parno says:

    great post!

  2. Nino says:

    Keep it up Struck! Great work

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