I came up with the idea of Wave Play one midnight in the Arctic summer while cruising in northern Svalbard. The sea was totally calm and the ship’s wake smooth with only a slight breeze causing tiny ripples. I used my 600 mm lens to isolate the one of the waves when the light reflection was in the center of the frame.
Even away from the shore with no wildlife or any landscapes around I always keep looking for something that pleases my eye. I have always been fascinated by waves in all forms, their smoothness, their reflections as well as the power of monster waves crashing onto a rocky shore.
The Svalbard Islands are located in the Arctic Ocean, halfway between Norway and the North Pole. Here, you will find untouched arctic wilderness and unique wildlife in a setting that is both rugged and fragile at the same time.
Svalbard has fascinated travelers for a long time. Rich wildlife, arctic nature, and old mining towns are all found on the islands, which have a stark and eerie beauty that’s all their own.
In addition to a few thousand polar bears, the islands are home to almost 3,000 human inhabitants, over 2,000 of which live in Longyearbyen, the administrative center and largest settlement of the islands. This small and colorful community has gone from a typical village town to a modern community with different kinds of businesses and industries, and with a surprisingly wide range of cultural activities and opportunities, such as concerts, shows, festivals and exhibitions.
The Wave Play fine art print has a limited edition of only 100. Most other fine art photographers have a much higher limited edition number. The lower the number the higher is the value of the print. Please also browse through my other limited editions Special Limited Fine Art Prints (edition of ONLY 25) and Exclusive Art Collector Prints (edition of ONLY 5).