Waves Exploding Over a Lighthouse - San Esteban de Pravia, Spain – Ben Kensington (Saghani Photography)
Yesterday’s image was so relaxing we thought we would take one in the other direction. This image reminds me of something you would have on the wall of a store or restaurant and the owner would tell you how it was taken during the 100 year storm and that he had never seen anything like it before or since. The sheer power of these crashing waves is captured beautifully in this image. In fact it seems Spain is a hot bed for these types of waves. Remember this image CLICK HERE. Both of these were taken in HDR format so they came out very dramatic. We love them both. Please, read Ben’s story below then check out his galleries for more great images.
I’m a nature photographer from Belgium living in Asturias, N-Spain, which is also known as the Costa Verde. I’ve been shooting from the day my father bought me my first SLR, which is now almost 20 years ago and the passion still continues today. The photo was taken in a small fishing town called San Esteban de Pravia, located in northern Spain in the province of Asturias. The lighthouse is situated some 100 meters from the coast and can be accessed by a pier. The Cantabric Sea is known for its severe storms in late autumn and winter and when they hit the coast a show of nature’s force is presented. This was the last storm of the season with wave predictions up to 7 meters. I protected myself with an umbrella (didn’t help that much because of the windy conditions) and the camera and lens were protected with a plastic cover. Because I live near the sea, I always follow the coastal predictions. Whenever there are incoming storms I get my gear and move out to witness and of course capture this amazing display. I never get disappointed by these forces of nature. This shot is of course only 1 of the many shots I took that day.
Camera: Nikon D90
Lens: Nikkor 80.0-200.0 mm f/2.8
Shutter speed: 1/640 sec
Focal length: 80mm
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