We returned to Bethells with some Trinidadians last weekend to show them the raw beauty of Auckland’s west coast. The tide was out and the wet surface of the sand gleamed like a mirror, perfect for reflections. As a surfer left the pounding waves and I caught him as he passed the distinctive headland of the beach. The result is the fastest amount of views I have ever had on Flickr so I thought I’d post it here. I converted the image to black and white using Silver Efex Pro2 and upped the contrast by a fairly extreme amount creating what is almost a silhouette.