This is a composition of Porthgain that I really like. Porthgain has been photographed so many times that it's hard to find a different take on it. However, so far as I know, no-one else has done this one. I've photographed this composition a number of times, but have been waiting for a really big storm!
In October 2017, one of the storms to hit the West coast of Wales was Storm Brian, and I planned a visit to Porthgain to coincide with high tide. I was rewarded with some monstrous waves smashing against and over the harbour wall, and even over the harbour master's cottage. I took a lot of pictures of those waves, in my composition, that morning!
However, my favourite was this one. This isn't a wave breaking over the wall, but is the backwash, from within the harbour, crashing against the back wall of the harbour, and breaking back in to the harbour. I love the shape of this wave, and the extremes of tonality in the B&W conversion. This image is a real favourite of mine!
Location: Porthgain Pembrokeshire
Photographer: Andrew Warren