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September South Swell

June 18, 2016  •  Leave a Comment

September South Swell was taken one evening just last year as the swell was rising fast.  The soft light of the coming sunset was shining so clear  through the crest of the waves, it was unbelievable. The way the warm yellow light blends in with the sea green hues creates this beautiful blown-glass effect instead of the powerful wave that it really is. The irony of the warm, peaceful tone of the image, and the true nature of the wave makes for true art. September South SwellSeptember South SwellJackson Finn Art: September South Swell


Swami’s Sky

June 03, 2016  •  Leave a Comment

 

Swami’s Sky- This image was taken during the same indian summer as Encinitas Tree-line, but here I really wanted to focus on the rich colors of the sunset. As californians we are blessed to frequently see the deep reds and pinks brushed through our sunsets, but we rarely see this range of bright yellow to deep purple so early in the evening in the fall.  The entire sky was painted in every color. I wanted to focus on the clouds and how they so perfectly reflected the color beneath them, and seemed to break up the smooth sky without hiding any of it’s beauty.

Swamis SkySwamis SkyJackson Finn Art: Swamis Sky

Bamboo Forest

May 26, 2016  •  Leave a Comment

 

Bamboo Forest  -  I took this image on a hike through the bamboo forests on our way to one of the most magnificent waterfalls in Hana.  The dense forest of swaying bamboo chutes make for a beautiful image. It was like walking through nature’s musical instrument listening to the wind whistling through the chutes as the clinked together, and the hearing all the wildlife that was hidden away in the forest.  The air was sweet and the whole scene was hypnotic to every sense.  I only wish I could have captured more than just the visual beauty of this forest.

Bamboo ForestBamboo ForestJackson Finn Art: Bamboo Forest

September Morning

May 20, 2016  •  Leave a Comment

 

September Morning is one of my favorites in the abstract series because of the lively yet serene mood it seems to give off.  I took this image early one summer day when the water seemed so clear it seeped right through the horizon and fused into the cloudless sky.  My goal with this extreme motion blur was to really capture the array of value and color in the waves; the deep blues in the face of the waves, the bright blues of the reflected sky, and the soft light seafoam above the rich greens in the breaking waves.

September MorningSeptember MorningJackson Finn Abstract: Title September Morning

Cardiff Light

May 13, 2016  •  Leave a Comment

Cardiff Light- I captured this image one evening after an especially long surf session.  The sun was setting but the sky kept this warm golden light, it looked more like the early hours of the morning sunrise than an afternoon sunset so golden and warm it felt like midday. The water reflected the yellow sky so clearly it felt as if I was surfing on liquid gold. This image is just full of warm surfer’s bliss and nature's unpredictable beauty. Cardiff LightCardiff LightJackson Finn Art: Cardiff Light


Oceanside Abstract

May 13, 2016  •  Leave a Comment

Oceanside Abstract was taken by the north side of the pier during a powerful swell caused by some heavy winds and rains. A bad cold confined me to the shore with my camera instead of in the waves with my board.  Of all the great shots I got that day, this one just really stuck out to me with all the movement. Using a slow shutter speed I followed to wave rather than keeping the camera stagnant and I was able to capture the geometric shapes in the scaffolding while keeping that obscurity to the piece.  This combined with the distorted horizon line as well as the soft focus of the breaking waves created this elusive, abstract image.  It was the perfect addition to my abstract series.

Oceanside AbstractOceanside AbstractJackson Finn Abstract: Title Oceanside Abstract


Napili Wave

May 01, 2016  •  Leave a Comment

The spot where this piece, Napili Wave, was taken is known for it’s calm currents and lush reefs, making it a perfect place to snorkel and see some of Maui’s most tropical sea. What it isn’t known for, is a good place to surf...that’s what made this day so unique.  After a great day of swimming with the turtle’s along Napili Bay I was able to catch this fleeting moment where the winds picked up and created this powerful wedge that surged over the reef.  I was able to capture just how strong and fast the isolated wave was.  This piece is a captivating illustration of Nature’s unpredictable power.

Hidden GemHidden GemJackson Finn Art: Hidden Gem


Pulse

April 22, 2016  •  Leave a Comment

This piece, entitled Pulse, was taken in autumn, just as the swell began rolling in on the Carlsbad Shore.  Ponto State Beach is the local’s favorite spot to camp out during the warm summer months. It’s an even better spot to hunker down and wait for that perfect moment to capture the deep, rich colors of the setting sun on the glassy ocean.  Pulse earns it’s name by the velvety waves that seem to rhythmically roll toward you as you take in the depth and mesmerizing mood of the piece. This image was taken with a slow shutter speed as I gently pulled the camera along the horizon, giving it an elegant brush-stroke appearance.  I use this technique in each piece of my Abstract Series.

PulsePulseJackson Finn Abstract: Title Pulse


The Carlsbad Coastline

January 23, 2016

Carlsbad CoastlineCarlsbad CoastlineJackson Finn Art: Carlsbad Coastline Carlsbad, CA. This image was taken on a day where we had some storms moving in along the coast the sky was filled with a hue of pinks while the sun was starting to set. 


Grandview End of Session

July 11, 2015

Grandview End of SessionGrandview End of SessionJacksn Finn: Grandview End of Session

This piece was a featured piece for the spring Surf Rider Art Galla, and is currently on display in Carlsbad at Relm