It’s been a while since I’ve shared an image of Castle Rock and this deceptively warm one seemed a great choice leading into a promised warm up for the rest of the week.

In fact, this image was captured on December 21, 2012 just before sunset but the cold temperatures were offset by the warm glow of light that surrounded the scene of crashing waves.

I was fortunate in this frame to catch a number of birds flying around the water including one perfectly backlit by the reflection of evening light against a wave in the distance.