Brighton West Peir Sunrise

“Falling Hourglass”

Seascapes are ever-changing and unpredictable. I usually prefer not to plan too much, but this time I couldn’t help it. I scouted the location the night before and I hoped the tide would be just right for the waves to be crashing around the columns during my morning shoot. Luckily, things worked out. The waves were rough enough to add white water and texture, and the clouds formed a beautiful backdrop as the sun rose in the clear sky.

When shooting on the coast, I take many frames to capture different shapes and perspectives and I found this composition to be the most pleasing. I like how the shoreline echoes the shape of the clouds, creating an almost hourglass-like formation. Normally, I don’t use my 14-24 lens for anything other than astrophotography. But this shoot reminded me of the potential for ultrawide photography.


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