January 26, 2020 — Reynisfjara (Black Sand) Beach, Iceland
It was a dark and stormy morning. The wind-whipped weather was a fierce opponent. The barely risen sun cowered behind the clouds. Photographer and camera were covered in sleet and snow. This emerged from the mist.
From this angle, most photographs of this scene appear to show two sea stacks. Actually, in those shots the one on the left (the one you see here) appears to be one, but is actually two — you can see the other one peeking from behind the right edge. In the interest of simplicity, I decided that three’s a crowd and cropped out the third sea stack that would be on the right.
(Nikon D850, Tamron SP 24–70mm f/2.8 Di VC USD G2. Post processing in DxO PhotoLab 3.1; Editing in Adobe Photoshop.)