I shot this on Bondi Beach, Sydney, on the Easter weekend in 2009.
Why? Because of the contrast between the metal and the powdery sand. I guess it’s also because this view is a complete contradiction of the fact that we’re accustomed to seeing propellers in or near water.
You can actually see the drag marks in the sand, at the bottom of this frame – and that’s the main reason I shot it as a vertical composition.
Notice how the metal flanges on the right-hand side actually resemble miniature shark fins?
I do not crop, enhance or post-edit my images in any way. Shot with a Pentax K100D, using a Sigma 18-125mm lens. F8, 1/180 sec, ISO 200, focal length 88mm.
Featured in IMAGE WRITING, September 2009.
Featured in FOCUS ON NEW SOUTH WALES, August 2011.