Rocks and sand on the beach near Tofino. Canon EOS XSi 50mm f/1.2 at f/2.8 1/350 ISO 200
A year and a half ago I drove across the island to Long Beach to spend some time taking photos. The day was grey and cloudy and as I drove up their was a light rain falling. I took a few pictures of some interesting bits of drift wood but I was looking for a particular colony of goose neck barnacles that I had seen in the past. I found a large rock that faced out on to the beach and though it wasn’t the place I was looking for there were some interesting images to be made. I ended up spending almost 2 hours in an area of about 2 square metres. I kept looking, and seeing more images and trying new lighting techniques. I hadn’t ever spent such a concentrated time in one small place before and it produced some interesting images and I learned quite a lot about taking pictures. I found that having a dedicated time to spend just trying stuff out is really valuable.