With changing sand levels on the first beach a new environment was explored.
Also, my equipment moved up a notch with the next generation digital camera and fast focusing longer focal length lens. Now I could dive deeper into the waves, you might say. With the shift in location, images changed in colour and style.
With this image, I tried a much faster shutter speed making the image more literal. Although, the back lighting of light through the wave still retained. The colours are now almost metallic without the soft, romantic sunset colours. These also a frozen glass impression and a delicate fragility which is absolutely true. Millie seconds after the shutter closed, the ingredients of the image shattered, never to return.
And this image is like a golden wall of glass with whispy blue clouds floating across. A high shutter speed and probing long focal length lens froze the vertical wall of water. In the top right corner, you can feel the wave readying itself for the final fall and every moment transforming until it becomes a fading memory.