This winter, I have managed to make it down to the coast at least once almost every week. We’ve had some big seas and interesting light, but not at the same time. Until this Tuesday, that is…
High tide and winds whipped up the surf, creating wave monsters backlit by rays bursting through low clouds.
What a thrill! One of the best photoshoots I’ve had for a while.
Like most Brits, I am half-obsessed with the sea; if I could only photograph one thing for the rest of my life, it would be the sea.
I live in a landlocked county but, happily, the coast is an easy day trip away. Back again next Tuesday!
For the curious, these images were all taken in Newhaven, East Sussex with a shutter speed of 1/800 to freeze the waves.
I hope you enjoy meeting my wave creatures.
“My soul is full of longing
for the secret of the sea,
and the heart of the great ocean
sends a thrilling pulse through me.”
-Henry Wadsworth Longfellow