For a while now I've been searching for unique perspectives of the Gouffre, on Guernsey's South. I finally thought I had found something suitable, so on Sunday evening I went for a bit of a climb!
I'd checked the satellite imagery and saw that there may just be a chance of some late light breaking through the passing weather front. So I made my way to the Gouffre and started to gingerly scale the cliffs in the pouring rain. I reached the limit of my descent, a large overhang, 50ft above the pounding surf below and waited.
Eventually the rain passed just in time to attach my filters and compose the image, within seconds the sun burst through the cloud behind me. Not in a LONG LONG time had I witnessed such striking light and to my joy a raindbow appeared above the headland as the rain storm passed by!
Exposing was tricky, so much rain was still blowing in the strong wind and I had to contantly clean and cover the filters between exposures. Coupled with the gusty wind funneling up the cliff face I was very pleased to get home and see how sharp and clean the image was.
This is one image I will always look back on and realise just how amazing this island is when all the elements combine. I didn't even give a damn that I was so cold and wet!
Thanks for looking.
ps: I'm hoping the thumbnail on this shot will stand out a bit more than my previous post!
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