Dave Sandford has always been drawn to the water. “From my early childhood, I’ve always had a fascination with oceans and lakes, and the creatures that live within them,” he told BuzzFeed Canada.
He recently spent time on Lake Erie shooting the Great Lake’s turbulent fall season. From mid-October to mid-November, the longtime professional sports photographer travelled each week to Port Stanley, Ontario, on the edge of Lake Erie to spend hours taking photos.
This series of images shows what this Great Lake looks like after the sunbathers and boaters leave and the weather begins to turn. His goal was to capture the exact moment when lake waves driven by gusting winds collide with a rebound wave that’s created when the water hits a pier and collection of boulders on the shore.