This image is the first of a series of three taken in the same spot and around the same time, connected by space, time and feelings. They form a storyline that is worth telling: this is Falling down a steep slope without the means and the will to stop. Falling into the crashing waves down below. Falling into Torment.
I chose a very small aperture to have as much as possible of the frame in focus in one single capture, with a soft graduated neutral density filter to keep the sky exposure in check behind a polarizer. The key for this image (and the following ones too) was using a piece of cloth to wipe the lens clean of water every few minutes: waves were crashing left and right.
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Calm is the first piece in a three images series at Panther Beach: