I mentioned last week the process of virtual scouting that I use to help me find interesting places to photograph and to make sure that I am there at the right time of day to achieve the photograph that I am aiming for. The image above was the result of spending an hour or so looking at the satellite map within google maps to find and interesting collection of rocks at the waters edge. It was then a relatively simple task to work out what days I could expect clear morning skies and what the tide would be on those days. I arrived here when it was still quite dark. As the sky became lighter I was able to get a better sense of the beach and how I might photograph it. Starting on the beach I made a series of images that had me getting closer and closer to the water until the final set, of which the above was the best, where I was stood on the rocks in the breaking surf.