Saturday, December 30, 2006
It's breaking beyond the pier!!!
Haven't seen lines like this in a long time!!!
That little spec in the center of the photo is not a dust spot, its a boat. I don't think I would like to be on a boat that day.
Thursday, December 28, 2006
It has been a little while since my last post, sorry. It is always crazy around the holidays. There sure hasn't been a shortage of waves the past few weeks. The 26th we had great waves. I haven't seen it that big in a while. I have a lot of photos to go through and hope to post some soon! More waves are on the way and it looks like the weather will cooperate as well.
I leave you with a photo from the 26th. This was classic, I was just taking pictures of waves and surfers. This was a smaller set and I was just going to take a few photos of the surfer dropping in. I was looking through the view finder and I saw something huge jump out of the water. It shocked me, because I wasn't ready for it but I did happen to get one snap and this is what I got. The crowd on the beach erupted with cheer and excitement, it was a pretty amazing site. One goes to the original Local!!!
Friday, December 08, 2006
I had a few minutes to go check the surf today, there is defiantly some surf out there. Here are a few photos.
Thursday, December 07, 2006
It looks like the 1st sizeable north swell of the winter will hit so cal this weekend. From the reports it looks like it going to be pretty big. You can check the reports on Wetsand.com and Surfline.com. I will try to post some photos as soon as I get anything exciting. Also the Pipe Masters might be starting tomorrow. You can watch the best surfers in the world competing at one of the best waves in the world. It should be pretty exciting. Watch it live at aspworldtour.com
Have fun and please be safe out there, rips and undertows and all kinds of things will be in full effect.
I leave you with a photo that says to me "the calm before the storm"
Monday, December 04, 2006
Wednesday, November 29, 2006
Friday, November 24, 2006
Wednesday, November 22, 2006
Tuesday, November 21, 2006
IT STILL FEELS LIKE SUMMER! I love it.
It has been a wonderful winter so far not really in the waves department but the weather. Here are some pics from the last few weeks. We got one pretty good swell and well some of the boys just went mental. Looks like we might get some waves on Thanksgiving. I would be so thankful :) I want to thank YOU for the support and have a great Thanksgiving!
And lastly I end with an image I created waiting for my client (Nelson Racing Engines—mostly all my photos on that website). He builds hot rod engines. The engine I was going to shoot wasn’t ready yet so I decided to take a few pics outside his shop. This is was what ended up with. Kind of an ire shot…
Monday, November 13, 2006
Check out my images on ALAMY.COM!!!
Tidalstock.com and RyanCardonePhotography.com now have images on Alamy.com for licensing. We plan to add more in the next few weeks. This is great for us as we hope it will expand our market. Tidalstock.com is coming soon. We are also adding a new site Tidaladvertising.com, we have a lot of work ahead but we hope to be up and running soon. Please check our images out on Alamy.com and also swing by ryancardonephotography.com and let us know what you think. All feedback is welcomed.
Thanks for checking us out, more ocean, water, life and SURF photos coming soon. The waves have been great lately and I have been in the water shooting, once I get in the office I will put some on here.
Tuesday, October 31, 2006
Some new surf photos!
The waves have been pretty good lately. Here are a few shots. Also we have been changing www.ryancardonephotography.com around. Please check it out and let me know what you think. Have a great Halloween!!!
The Green Room!!!
Nice empty wave.
Adam Virs going big!!!
Eric Geiselman going upside down!!!
Wednesday, October 18, 2006
Monday, October 09, 2006
So I have been going through all my images, organizing, key wording, and getting them ready for the launch of the new TidalStock.com and RyanCardonePhotography.com websites (hope to launch by December). It has been slow going but fun at the same time. I have forgotten about a lot of the photos I have. I don't always have time to look at all my work. When I shoot film (Yes I still shoot film) it is easier to quickly go through the rolls and pick out the good ones. Digital photography is a much different story. I can shoot thousands of photos in a session. You get the point. So as I was going through my work and I came across these. I love the zoo, no it's not like being in the wild but it is still a fun place to take the camera. I think this day I was in the mood to get the not so standard shot. These were taken at the Santa Barbara Zoo.
"Full Moon" Asian Elephant
"Water" Asian Elephant
"Aaaaahhhhhhh" Baringo Giraffe
"X marks the spot" Baringo Giraffes
"Hang Time" White Headed Gibbon
I hope these made you smile. Keep yours eyes open and your finger on the shutter button because you never know what you will see!
Saturday, October 07, 2006
Cory Arrambide last wild card to make it into the WCT at Mundaka.
17 year old local Ventura surf star Cory Arrambide got to surf his 1st ever WCT event. After Troy Brooks of Australia had to pull out of the event for an injury, Cory got to step in as his replacement. As I understood he was up in France for all the WQS events and had to rush to down to Mundaka, Spain to make his heat. After all that he had to go against Kelly Slater, seven time world champ, not an easy first heat. Kelly did end up beating Cory, but it was nice to see a hometown kid get a chance to surf with the best surfers in the world. Bobby Martinez from Carpinteria is still going strong and sits on number 7 on the WCT. You can see all great surfing action live on www.aspworldtour.com. Here is a picture I shot of Cory a few weeks ago at Pipes in Ventura just after sunset.
Tuesday, September 19, 2006
Sorry it has been a long time. Here are some photos of a recent trip to Kauai. Just a few fun ones.
The things my girlfriend and I went through to get this shot. Thanks to her I ended up getting the shot I wanted. This is one of my favorites of the trip!
Wednesday, August 16, 2006
I have been going trough all my work lately because I am getting everything ready for the new websites. It has been fun to see my older pictures again. I wish I could go back to when I first starting shooting. My eyes were fresh, I had no style, so everything I shot was new. Yes I have more experience now and have more technical ability and better equipment, but sometimes I find myself staying with in the box. It is simply easy and comfortable to stay that way. I teach a digital photography class to kids and they are always going outside the box. So I challenge myself to go outside the box as much as I can remember. I try to shoot things I normally don't know how to shoot, or shoot in a style different from my own. It keeps my mind fresh. Give this a try next time, you will usually come out learning something new, and most likely get some great shots.
Good Luck....happy shooting!!!!!!!!
Here are a few Oldies!!!