Gary E. Larsen

"WAVES ON SEA STACKS"... Trinidad, CA "The coast of CA near Trinidad presents a pretty striking physical appearance. The sea stacks are dramatic features with the ocean waves breaking against them. And then, a wave crashes in and creates a unique spray pattern that disappears as quickly as it arrived. Then another wave rolls in and creates its own pattern. And this mesmerizing cycle repeats itself over and over, of course. With the right equipment, you can accumulate a more complete record of each wave pattern during the exposure of the image. In this case, a 10-second exposure was the creator of the distinct history of one wave passage. The clouds were also celebrating by creating a unique pattern at the same time.