This is it, what can I say about this image, could have posted another 15 like this, the dynamics of the drawn back wave, slight depression in the sand and that stump, what can you see in it, I went with boat anchor, Red Setter charging forward? my first thoughts where rusty alien star fighter that had crashed? either way its dynamic.
And lets not forget the gathering storm over Mount Maunganui in the distance with that subtle peach blush, it was raining by the time I left the beach.
I think its worth showing the sequence of shots taken, I shot 22 frames at this angle, you just keep working it till you get the water movement you want, people say to me “that was a lucky shot” well its not, its well crafted, here is the sequence, which one would you have gone with?
Shot on a Nikon D700 with Nikkor 17-35mm lens.
Cokinn ND8 and 2 grads + warming filter.
Processed in CS3 and photomatix.