AG reader photo: breaking wave

By AG Staff 14 November 2011
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This captured moment of a wave breaking at Duranbah Beach, NSW is this week’s AG reader shot.

The contributor shot was taken by Jeff Levingston.

“I took this in April at about 7.30 in the morning at Duranbah Beach, NSW on the Tweed Coast,” Jeff says.”The mornings are really crisp in autumn and the surf is usually groomed from the night before. The clouds are pushed out to the horizon so once the sun comes up and past them it’s a really intense first light. The water is still fairly warm so taking photos in the surf and swimming among the waves is really enjoyable to me.

I have been taking photos since I was 15 and got shooting waves and surfers from the water when I was 16. Surfing, swimming and being around the ocean is something I’ve done since I was toddler. It wasn’t until later when I started realising how unique and special the ocean was that I had an urge to capture it. The variety of the ocean and that it produces something different every day will always make me want to take photos based around it or in it.”

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