Sunset Surf on Whidbey Island
This landscape photo features an early July sunset off of Whidbey Island's western shore. Gentle waves crash onto the rock and pebble covered beach.
Taken minutes before the sun sank into the sea, this unique beach photography print is special for several reasons. Breaking the “rules” of traditional photographic composition, I put the horizon line straight through the middle of the frame. This framing is amazing because the symmetry of both the shape and texture of the clouds’ mirrors that of the foaming surf. And, in this exact spot on the beach the waves diverge, one wave crashing to the right, while the other crashes to the left. The sun is perfectly lined up over the intersection of the two waves, and its golden sparkles extend all the way into the foreground.
Another really unique thing about the sunset beach picture for sale on this page is the color palate. While it does have some orange, it’s more of a rusty amber color, and overall the tones are in the browns and golds. This makes this image work very well with certain décor including wood finishes, tans, and chocolate colors. This picture also looks great big and makes amazing large photography prints.