I’ve noticed a difference in my surf photographs. I no longer solely focus on photographing the surfer, or even the wave. I want to capture the beauty of the surroundings since they are a big part of my experience while taking pictures.
Like when I was in Portugal this last September. The Portugeese Atlantic coastline is the most dramatic place I’ve ever visited, steep cliffs just dropping into the sea where the seafloor also is made out of rocks. Water and stone.
Me, who is usually scared of heights aren’t afraid there, I just climb those hills and go as close as I can to the edge to stare down into the sea.