High Surf

I made some photos of the beautiful big waves last weekend at La Jolla Cove and Windansea (the weather forecast issued a high surf advisory and talked about single sets of waves being up to 15 feet high). This is just one of many sequences (maybe I’ll have another one that will work, not sure yet). I think I like the second photo of this set best.

I decided to use black & white because it was actually a really low contrast situation (lots of haze from the ocean spray) and when I bumped the contrast in post to bring out the structure, it of course wrought havoc on the colors (another reason why black & white is so much nicer to work with).

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