Big weaves during a storm in the Indian Ocean

The Wild Coast is a section of the coast of the Eastern Cape, a province of South Africa.

The Wild Coast is a section of the coast of the Eastern Cape, a province of South Africa.
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SteBil30 November 18, 2021
Congratulations on winning my Waves challenge. There were two images that I had a hard time choosing the winner from, turns out the other image was yours too!!!! I love the Eastern Cape of SA.
leonhugo November 18, 2021
Thank you for your love and support for my work .. i appreciate it.. I must get out and do some more! 😀
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Behind The Lens

The photo was taken on the eastern Indian Ocean coastline of South Africa during a big storm so the waves was scary and big.
It was taken early in the morning around 7am before the sun is to bright and hot.
It was early morning light before it gets to hot coz in Africa the sun is very hot from about 8am and the white colors is over expose!
I only use Canon and Sigma equipment and the photo was taken with my Canon 40D and 100-400 Canon lens.
Just the size of the big waves rolling in and crashing on the coastline was the inspiration to do the photos. Now we not even allowed to walk on the beach under Covid 19 lockdown so I miss those beautiful days.
I do post - processing and I always shoot in raw and I use Photoshop to edit all my photos.
In my camera bag
I normally carry Canon and Sigma with an Manfrotto tripod when I do outdoor photos. its always good to have a steady and to get sharp photos.
Shoot as much as you can and learn your camera setting back to front. That you can only do by shooting non stop. Enjoy every photo and learn from it!

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