Photographer Pierre Carreau's AquaViva series explores the vibrant energy that bursts wherever "the ocean meets the shore," according to the artist's website.
We can't fully experience these fleeting masterpieces with our own eyes, because "the movement is too swift, and the tumultuous action of the waves too distracting in its kinetic form."
"The brilliance of light refracted through a single droplet suspended in mid-air at the leading edge of a spilling arch makes us think of the element's vital function in our lives and in the life of the planet. And the location itself, the border between the vast sea and terra firma, evokes the primal step of life's earliest migration."
"Water is amazing," says Carreau. "It has no color, but through reflection and refraction it can possess all of them, the entire spectrum of light."
More images below, and more about the series at pierrecarreau.com.
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