Before the BreakI must have taken a thousand photos that morning, hypnotized by the soothing sounds of the waves gently rolling in and breaking on the shore. I watched over and over as they formed. They seemed to emerge from nothing, growing and gaining power, until they crashed onto the shore and gently returned to the sea. I took photos of every stage of the waves, in different light and angles. Out of those thousands of photos, I selected this print to submit. It is a stunning testament to the beauty of the world and the fleeting nature of life, one second we are emerging and the next we are crashing.