Jet Black, England.
Photo for February 2013 (Jet Black, England)
The first day at the famed Bedruthan Steps proved to be a major disappointment. The low tide an hour before meant that an infinite amount of tourist shoeprints were scattered throughout the beach. The scorching sun simply solidfied the steps further.
The second day, I was out and about way before anyone and waited close to the entry point. Seeing a couple heading down in my direction hastened my decision and I jumped onto the beach with my pants folded up. The water was knee-high but seeing the couple cease in the safety of the concrete steps brought a smile to my face.
A short hike later and after waiting for the water to subside, I got into position with the sun behind one of the many formations. A Lee Big Stopper (10 stop ND filter) slowed the shutter speed and it was a stroke of luck that the clouds were moving fast over my head thus the white streaks.
15 minutes later, the pristine beach was once again like what it was like the day before.
Canon 5D Mark III, 16-35 II, Processed in Photoshop CS6.