I was going through the archives and came across this image that I was lucky enough to have featured in Digital Camera Magazine. It is to this day one of my favourite shots.

I took it whilst I was providing armed security on oil tankers.

We were heading north on the Indian Ocean just past the northern tip of Madagascar carrying a cargo of iron ore from South America. It was unbearably hot and there wasn't a cloud in the sky.

I was out on the starboard bridge wing on look out when I happened to look over the edge and saw this deck hand wandering around spanner in hand. I rushed back into the bridge and grabbed  my camera. 

When I glanced over the diagonal shadows caught my attention first. It was a good job that I captured him when I did because just after I released the shutter he moved out of the scene.

There are so many interesting things going on; the yellow circles, the iron ore scattered across the deck, the mast shadows, the oil tray. It just all works. Such an unusual perspective.