I didn't expect to get a colourful sunrise this morning but I didn't expect the sky to be so full of cloud either. This didn't dampen my hopes of getting some kind of image though, as the sea was rough, the tide high and on its way out. I stood on the steps down to the promenade for a few minutes, carefully studying the motion of the waves that would occasionally crash over the railings and if I wasn't careful with my choice of viewpoint, over me and the camera. That wouldn't have been a great start to the day at all! Luckily my observations paid off and as the waves crashed around me I didn't even get a slight dampening. I set up the camera and tripod and started taking my shots. I wanted the water to retain some feeling of movement in the final image so chose a slow but not too long shutter speed, timing the moment I pushed the button so the water would be running off the rocks rather than mid wave. As there was no colour to speak of I knew I could only be shooting a mono image so contrast and form was it most important factor for me. In the end, I'm very happy with the image I have chosen to show you out of the 50 or so I took. Hope you like it too.