The waves were unforgiving, smashing Panther Beach in Santa Cruz over and over and over again with increasing force and rendering each attempt to get closer to the edge of the water at least dangerous, both for us and our equipment. But when the Light is just right, there is no turning back: each shot became more daring, I inched forward every time, planted the tripod, composed, shot and closer again until I got right where I first wanted to be, when the waves calmed down briefly before growing strong again. I managed to fire few shots of exactly the scene I had in mind, when the sun was at the right angle and the light was dim enough, but so red to make the moss look like fire. It was like standing by the river Styx, the entrance to Dante's Inferno. Few seconds later I was knee deep in the cold Pacific water.
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Torment is the second piece in a three images series at Panther Beach: