'You have to be in it to win it' goes the saying, and so too it is with landscape photography. Against better sanity, I stood with a towel over my gear in bucketing rain for half an hour waiting to see if it would clear. The beach was completely deserted, no one else silly enough to be out in such weather, but boy did they miss out. The sunset broke through over the back of the dunes with incredible colour, forcing me into a crazy sprint to these red rocks at the other end of the beach (yes, one mile) against wind, rain and better judgement. I stood in the surf and composed as fast as I could, managing one frame before the colour dissipated and the sky returned to its former gloom. Such was my haste, I lost the hat I'd been wearing to the ocean, but I think it was a sacrifice worthy.