Descending down a rugged cleft in the crags lining the eastern corner of Crantock Bay is a set of winding steps. Hewn in to the living rock, they provide slippery access to the beach. But at high tide, providing you know the tidal forecast and keep a wary eye on the sea, they offer an exciting vantage point to shoot from. For when a spirited swell is running in from the right direction, the incoming waves crash against the rocks right in front of the lens.
This image reflects the atmospherics when an Atlantic Squall is running in to the bay. The dynamic, rugged textures in the slate, highlighted by the quartz veins, work along with the blued hues and claustrophobic composition to confirm the menace and threat. A ND6 filter extended the exposure so that I could capture the wave impact as a bursting 'flood', to add movement and create an image you can engage with as though you were standing there.
This photograph is ideally suited to reproduction as a large, unframed, brushed aluminium artwork, where the menacing mood and brooding textures would be enhanced by the natural sheen in the substrate. When hung in a position that receives natural daylight, this artwork would come to life as the light evolves through the day. Due to the amount of choice of finishes in this format, it does not appear on the drop down menu below.
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Location: Crantock Bay, Cornwall
Photographer: Chris Simmons