It was March 12, 2020 in Egypt, shortly before the surprising announcement of the national curfew and the closure of all airports in Egypt by the Egyptian President.
My wife and I went on vacation in her home country far from Canada and spent a few days in Sahl Hasheesh on the Red Sea in Egypt. The World was still all right then.
It was supposed to be a journey into the unknown and totally unexpected, it was probably also destiny.
Our vacation with the planned duration of 15 days ended after 3 and a half months in isolation. We spent 3 months in our home and my wife's family in Cairo before we could return to Vancouver.
On March 12th, 2020 a huge storm moved over the Red Sea and later on also over Cairo. Not really common for Egypt to experience such a heavy storm with strong winds and a lot of rain, which lasted over a few days.
We sat comfortably in our apartment near the beach and we saw this storm and the wild sea. I grabbed the camera and went down to the beach. I was alone surrounded by palm trees and empty lounge chairs, and I took a series of long exposures.
The weather was miserable, but somehow I was totally relaxed and calm when I took the pictures. I had fun. The sea was wild and angry and my wife told me I was crazy to go out in this weather.
When I showed her the pictures afterwards, she understood why I had gone out and she was relaxed again.
That's why I named this picture Calmness, which has meanwhile earned well-known international photography awards.
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