This is likely going to be my last new image shared in 2021 as I start my Top 10 Countdown on Monday morning.

Taken 10 minutes after the red dawn behind Tinker’s Island and with a very fast lens change, I waited for just the right amount of swash (had to look up the technical term for the ‘turbulent layer of water that washes up on the beach after an incoming wave has broken’).  The sky had moved from red to a mix of purple and gold and yet the sun never did make an appearance due to the thick lower level clouds.

That swash (new favorite word) picked up just the right amount of color from the sky and reflected it to bring added depth to the image.