Dave Sandford have been a professional photographer for 18 years.
Shooting professional sports have paid the bills, but I’ve been the most passionate about anything to do with water. Oceans and lakes beckon me. Since I was a kid, I’ve loved to be on, in or around water. I’m fascinated by the sheer raw power and force of it, captivated by the graceful movement of a wave and mesmerized by light dancing across it. writes at Bored Panda
Recently, I have felt drawn to the lakes that are virtually in the backyard of my hometown of London, Ont., Canada. Specifically, the awe-inspiring Great Lakes. Lake Erie, the 4th largest of the Great Lakes caught my attention for this photographic essay. I chose to focus on Erie at a time of year (mid-October through December) when the Great Lakes can act more like oceans than lakes. With warm sunny beach days behind us, it is some of Autumn’s dark, cold and windy days that transform the Great Lakes into wickedly wild and treacherous bodies of water. writes at Bored Panda
“In the belly of the beast.. Yup that’s me last evening shooting more of my Liquid Mountains series in Lake Erie. The air temp was 0 & the water a balmy 52f. It started snowing 15 min after I got out of the water. Thanks for capturing this moment for me David Hinton!” written in his FB