The waves were huge, too huge for me, so I got out of the water.
Back at my van, in the time it took me to peal my wetsuit off, a haze blew in from nowhere.
I watched surfers walk down the beach towards the sea, unable to tell if there were waves to be had or not.
Pockets of light fell through the mist, like spotlights on unsuspecting protagonists.
And I snapped them silently from afar.
Camera Gear Talk
For this kind of photography, which I approach as “street photography on the beach”, I use my Fujifilm XT4 with the Fujifilm 55-200mm f/3.5-4.8. It’s small and light but offers a 300mm equivalent focal length, which is long enough when you’re shooting purely handheld.
My goal is to tell little stories about the beach, the Gower. To show how people live here. They are not “photos of Llangennith”, rather “photos of life being lived in Llangennith”. Not photos of a place, but photos about a place.
Images are all more or less SOOC with a very subtle tweak on my iPhone 7. Simple stuff.