I had survived a torrential thunderstorm motorcycling through the Beartooth Mountains in Montana the night before and the downpour had stopped early in the morning before I geared up and headed into Yellowstone National Park, in Wyoming. The drenched earth, exceptionally clean air, mist flowing amidst the trees, passing clouds and natural grandeur coalesced into an enchanting moment.
Although Lake Superior just sneaks into this image – supporting the composition of the traditional rope against the background of modern boaters in Wisconsin – the rope is one of the tools that centuries of men have used while attempting to tame this monumental body of deep, cold water.
I love the ocean and I love water in general: it’s one of my favorite subjects. What captivated me here was attempting to represent the power of a wave, through a combination of blurred and sharply focused elements, right before it ultimately ended a journey of some thousands of miles.