Sea of Dreams

Dwindling twilight fades into night over the calm seas of the Pacific Ocean along the wilderness coast of Olympic National Park's Shi Shi beach at low tide. The color transition you see in the sky is entirely natural - visible to the camera in a single exposure, though only barely discernible to the naked eye. Timing the tides, moon, sunset, and weather, was a challenge - it took me 4 trips over the course of 3 years to finally make this image!