"Like many photographers I'm a huge fan of Ansel Adams. I have all his books and in my opinion if you read and understand his trilogy: the camera, the negative and the print there's no need to go to photography school. The man was a genius and I still look at some of his photographs in wonder. I recently came across a quote of his which as ever cuts to the chase..."A good photograph is knowing where to stand." Sounds pretty simple but when applied to marine photography it becomes quite apt. The challenge with marine photography is that everything is in a state of permanent flux. Just when you think you're in the right place you realise you're not. However, it's a percentage game. If you consistently make good decisions and trust your experience and instinct you'll end up being in the right place more often than not. That's the only way I can explain this photograph. I noticed that the mast man was struggling so we got as close to the yacht as possible. It transpired that a sail tie had been left on the spinnaker. This was the moment when the crew member was weighing up his options. Thankfully we were in the right place to capture his predicament."