Ceapabhal from Traigh Nisabost I

Ceapabhal from Traigh Nisabost I - The Outer Hebrides
February 2010

After a productive walk along the length of the sandy beach before sunrise, I found myself at the far side where the rocky shore begins. I noticed the potential of this isolated rock and the movement of the waves curving around it.

I set up my camera and waited a very short time for the water to come up further and was absolutely astonished by the glorious light that just seemed to get better and better. It's difficult for me to describe exactly how it felt to witness such stunning conditions, the colours in the sky overhead and in the water were the most vivid and beautiful that I have ever seen.

I fired off a few frames and managed to capture this image that combined the arc of an incoming wave with another one receding as it curved around the foreground rock.

Canon 5D Mark II and EF 24-105 f/4L IS:
f/16 | 40mm | 1.3sec | ISO-100 | Lee 0.6ND Grad (Hard) and Lee ProGlass 0.9 ND