On the morning of 12 February 2014, the Met Office issued a forecast for hurricane force winds in the Bristol Channel later that day so I travelled to Porthcawl for high tide. Having visited 12 days earlier, I selected my shooting position as a shelter well back from the most exposed end of the promenade. This enabled me to capture waves breaking around the lighthouse with my 400mm lens, compressing perspective. I chose to include people standing on the end of the promenade to give scale to this huge wave and add to the drama of the image.
F/5.6, 1/800th second, ISO 500
Accepted: Carpathian Drag (Ukraine) 2014, Tourism - Konya (Turkey) 2014, Tourism - Nicosia (Cyprus) 2014, PAGB* 2015, Landscape Photographer of the Year (2015) - Commended