I got lost driving around the backroads near the southern Rhode Island coast, and came across this rocky beach, a popular fishing spot. An early winter storm was clearing and the sky was ominous in one direction, blue in the other, prime conditions for an epic sunset. I set up my tripod and tried to capture the motion of the water rolling around the rocks after a wave came in. The sky erupted into a brilliant display that lasted quite a while. I stood alone on the beach, feeling fortunate to have witnessed this amazing scene.

- Katherine Gendreau