Vibrant wave photography

These kaleidoscopic images are the work of one persistent photographer’s efforts to capture vibrant hues at the exact moment a wave breaks. Ryan Pernofski‘s stunning shots feature brilliant yellows, reds, blues and purples as an array of sunlight hits the water at the perfect time.

What’s even more impressive: Ryan, a 27-year-old Australian, began shooting his popular masterpieces without using a professional camera, taking his iPhone out into the water instead. Ryan began experimenting with this method in 2012, using an underwater housing to protect his phone, as he could not afford a professional camera. (Caters News)

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<p>These kaleidoscopic images are the work of one persistent photographer’s efforts to capture vibrant hues at the exact moment a wave breaks. (Photo: Ryan Pernofski/Caters News) </p>
Vibrant wave photography

These kaleidoscopic images are the work of one persistent photographer’s efforts to capture vibrant hues at the exact moment a wave breaks. (Photo: Ryan Pernofski/Caters News)

<p>Ryan Pernofski’s stunningly vibrant shots feature yellows, reds, blues and purples as the morning sunlight hits the water at the perfect time.(Photo: Ryan Pernofski/Caters News) </p>
Vibrant wave photography

Ryan Pernofski’s stunningly vibrant shots feature yellows, reds, blues and purples as the morning sunlight hits the water at the perfect time.(Photo: Ryan Pernofski/Caters News)

<p>What’s even more impressive: Ryan, 27, began shooting his popular masterpieces without using a professional camera, taking his iPhone out into the water instead. (Photo: Ryan Pernofski/Caters News) </p>
Vibrant wave photography

What’s even more impressive: Ryan, 27, began shooting his popular masterpieces without using a professional camera, taking his iPhone out into the water instead. (Photo: Ryan Pernofski/Caters News)

<p>Ryan, an Australian, began experimenting with this method in 2012, using an underwater housing to protect his phone, as he could not afford a professional camera. (Photo: Ryan Pernofski/Caters News) </p>
Vibrant wave photography

Ryan, an Australian, began experimenting with this method in 2012, using an underwater housing to protect his phone, as he could not afford a professional camera. (Photo: Ryan Pernofski/Caters News)

<p>The perfect time to shoot, he said, is early in the morning, just as the sun is beginning to rise. (Photo: Ryan Pernofski/Caters News) </p>
Vibrant wave photography

The perfect time to shoot, he said, is early in the morning, just as the sun is beginning to rise. (Photo: Ryan Pernofski/Caters News)

<p>There is an air of mystery about the images, too, as Ryan never reveals the exact locations of his shots out of respect to the locals. (Photo: Ryan Pernofski/Caters News) </p>
Vibrant wave photography

There is an air of mystery about the images, too, as Ryan never reveals the exact locations of his shots out of respect to the locals. (Photo: Ryan Pernofski/Caters News)

<p>Ryan said: “I am looking for something different other than standard wave shots, so I really push myself to do what it takes to get a cool shot.” (Photo: Ryan Pernofski/Caters News) </p>
Vibrant wave photography

Ryan said: “I am looking for something different other than standard wave shots, so I really push myself to do what it takes to get a cool shot.” (Photo: Ryan Pernofski/Caters News)

<p>“Whether that means getting up way before the sun, like I do most days, going out somewhere that I’m not comfortable or just trying to get different angles or styles of photos, I am trying to display the crazy beauty of the ocean, and usually moments that literally last less than a split second. (Photo: Ryan Pernofski/Caters News) </p>
Vibrant wave photography

“Whether that means getting up way before the sun, like I do most days, going out somewhere that I’m not comfortable or just trying to get different angles or styles of photos, I am trying to display the crazy beauty of the ocean, and usually moments that literally last less than a split second. (Photo: Ryan Pernofski/Caters News)

<p>“I am looking to first wow myself, and then hopefully having the same effect on other people who view my work.” (Photo: Ryan Pernofski/Caters News) </p>
Vibrant wave photography

“I am looking to first wow myself, and then hopefully having the same effect on other people who view my work.” (Photo: Ryan Pernofski/Caters News)

<p>Going forward, Ryan hopes to perfect his craft by potentially partnering with high-speed camera brands. (Photo: Ryan Pernofski/Caters News) </p>
Vibrant wave photography

Going forward, Ryan hopes to perfect his craft by potentially partnering with high-speed camera brands. (Photo: Ryan Pernofski/Caters News)

<p>However, as a surf fan, the photographer’s overall goal remains the same as it did on Day One: to push the boundaries of what might be possible in wave photography. (Photo: Ryan Pernofski/Caters News) </p>
Vibrant wave photography

However, as a surf fan, the photographer’s overall goal remains the same as it did on Day One: to push the boundaries of what might be possible in wave photography. (Photo: Ryan Pernofski/Caters News)

<p>Ryan added: “I think that the more fleeting something is, the more beautiful it is — which is part of the reason why I think waves are incredible.” (Photo: Ryan Pernofski/Caters News) </p>
Vibrant wave photography

Ryan added: “I think that the more fleeting something is, the more beautiful it is — which is part of the reason why I think waves are incredible.” (Photo: Ryan Pernofski/Caters News)

<p>“Because they travel and are made over hundreds of miles, and then break and finish within a few seconds.” (Photo: Ryan Pernofski/Caters News) </p>
Vibrant wave photography

“Because they travel and are made over hundreds of miles, and then break and finish within a few seconds.” (Photo: Ryan Pernofski/Caters News)

<p>“I also love that every wave is completely different, though you might be out at the same location.”(Photo: Ryan Pernofski/Caters News) </p>
Vibrant wave photography

“I also love that every wave is completely different, though you might be out at the same location.”(Photo: Ryan Pernofski/Caters News)

<p>“I am obsessed with photographing waves when there is interesting light, such as on sunrise or sunset — I love the light that leaks through the waves.” (Photo: Ryan Pernofski/Caters News) </p>
Vibrant wave photography

“I am obsessed with photographing waves when there is interesting light, such as on sunrise or sunset — I love the light that leaks through the waves.” (Photo: Ryan Pernofski/Caters News)

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