Finally, I picked this photograph. I looked at Ansel Adam's "Half Dome, Thunder Cloud" taken at Yosemite Valley, CA in 1956. I decided I wanted to capture a similar emotion. His photograph showed a powerful thunder cloud behind the famous Half Dome at Yosemite. His photograph gave off an emotion of power threatening to spill. In my photograph, I captured the powerful ocean threatening to send high waves into Pacifica, CA. The night before, the ocean waves had reached into the streets, showing its power.
What was meant to be only an assignment turned into a memorable experience. I witnessed the power of the strong tides. I was also a victim of the waves. They swept me to the ground with ease. I captured photos that I found to be amazing. Although the pictures can't match up to the experience, I am in love with the pictures. They are small fragments that I will look back on. These photos hold an experience. I'll always remember Lady Riptide and her powerful waves.