It doesn’t happen often that an ordinary scene of the beach becomes extraordinary. It was one of those mornings when the weather patterns seemed to change by the minute. The light was isolated as a bright area and then dimmed in a beautiful transition to shade. The clouds in the first pic had a softness, yet beautiful contrast and diagonal layering – it looks like a long exposure yet the waves are in stark contrast with sharp edges. I really like the interesting foam patterns in the foreground swash area.
The second scene is a color image and has a very special and unique quality. The light reaches down in a large central area, then in a transition to the background a dark band separates two bright areas. The sun at the top margin highlights the stirring clouds as they make room for the burning sun.