I made a post on this shoot of Mt. Redoubt volcano a while back, but found this image while going through my archives. I particularly liked the foreground island of sand, and the creamy texture of the water created by a long exposure. The sunset was long and slow and I photographed for a number of hours. Interestingly, this was one of the very last shots taken, and one of my favorites as the lower contrast of the scene once the sun set offers some rich and pleasant colors. I’ve come to learn that once the sun sets, its not time at all to pack up the photo gear, but keep on shooting, especially in Alaska where that twilight zone is a long one. Because of the shifting sand in the long intertidal zone, one needs to be careful when using a tripod with a long exposure to avoid any slight drift caused by the weight of the camera and tripod on the sand.