Landscape Photographer of the Year Competition - Commended Image

My image of one of last year's storms has been commended by the judges of the Landscape Photographer of the Year competition 2015. I made the image on 12 February 2014 at Porthcawl, to which I travelled for afternoon high tide after the Met Office forecast hurricane force 12 winds in the Bristol Channel. 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. The picture is included in the Landscape Photographer of the Year 2015 book, published today.