Wayward - Commended in Landscape Photographer of the Year 2014

10th November 2014

I am delighted to have been commended in the prestigious Landscape Photographer of the Year competition for the second consecutive year.
The exhibition will be held at London Waterloo station, on the superb recently-built Mezzanine level of the station.
The free exhibition will run for nine weeks from 1st December 2014 to the 31st January 2015 with access when the station is open.
This is the first event of this type to be held there and it's a great privilege for me to be a part of it.
Not only will the photographs appear on display stands across the balcony but will also make an appearance on the amazing Motion@Waterloo, a 40m wide LCD screen which is the largest single indoor screen in the UK and spans the station from platforms 7 to 11.

The photograph was taken whilst returning from a photography workshop in the Cairngorms and had timed my journey to arrive for high tide at St Monans. This is not a safe place to photograph, you have to climb steep steps onto the harbour wall and set up your tripod with quite a drop below you. This was my second visit here, the first was so stormy you could not even reach the harbour wall. This time was better but strong winds and spray always make it hard work. This is a blend of two shots from the same spot, to overcome the fact that spray had spoilt different areas of the shots. Because I was getting buffeted by the wind and spray, I increased the iso to reduce my exposure time. I was rewarded with a brief patch of glorious sunlight shimmering off the breakwater.