Taken at Panther Beach near Santa Cruz, California on April 21st, 2010
After being repelled from other prospective photo locations for this night’s photoshoot due to flying foam and raging winds, fellow photographer Jim Patterson and I found ourselves at Panther Beach just as the sun began to set. The light show was gorgeous and Jim and I stood practically side by side, firing off shot after shot. Wanting to capture the excellent wave action we were seeing at the beach that night, I jumped down into the surf, buried my tripod legs in the sand, and waited for a wave to come shooting up and back down around me. One finally did, soaking me to the waist, and giving me a fantastic trail of foamy wash to use as the lead-in to this photo.