My friend Katharine and I (friends since we were six years old) had a camping trip to the Washington coast planned well before we knew what the weather was going to do. We knew the tides would be ideal midday on Tuesday, so that's when we opted to hike Rialto Beach. There were log crossings on the way out, and then Katharine crossed the log on the way back as I forded the stream. I decided to ford it mostly because I know my balance isn't great, I wasn't wearing pants suited for scooting across a log, and I didn't want to fall off the log into the creek with my camera equipment. It was just beautiful to walk alongside the power of the ocean.
I processed my images in black and white as the high contrast of the sunlight lent itself well to it. I love how the lack of color calls attention to the textures of the beach. I don't consider myself a skilled black and white photographer, but I find part of the fun in art is the freedom found in trying new things.