Mentawai Gold

M 01

60 x 80 cm     24 x 31 Inches
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One of the best waves in the Indonesian Mentawai Archipelago. This world-class right-hander is situated near a small fishing village in a small but perfect bay. This photo was taken in July 2003 during a boat charter surf trip. The sun had just crept behind the coconut trees but the rays of light were still illuminating a large puffy cloud above and behind the line-up. No filters were used to capture this image: the colour you see is the real colour of the wave. That evening I witnessed a rare show of natural light and colour.