Last week, the news of a ruff north coast in Cornwall and Devon reached me and so on Monday evening I travelled down to Watergate Bay near Newquay, arriving just after low tide at 18:30 hrs. Much to my personal disappointment the 12 foot promised was not quite realised, however during the following few hours I was there, a few rather large waves took me by surprise, one of which nearly engulfed my camera and tripod, luckily and not so luckily for my initial ideas, the waves were crashing a fair way off shore.
Despite the initial disappointment, I soon came up with a style for the evening and produced some pictures like the one above. I used exposures of around 5 seconds for the majority of them and really like the look it gives. Standing in the cold for nearly 3 hours and getting soaked to my waist turned out to be worth it. I will soon be printing and framing some of the pictures and looking to sell some of them in the local area. If you are interested in seeing some more with a look to purchase then please do send me an email.
Finally I would like to thank my good friend Sam for coming along with me and keeping me motivated whilst getting very cold and wet in the name of photography.
Here are a few more of the results… love your thoughts.