I was visiting a friend who is camping down at Fisherman’s Island State Park in Charlevoix. We arrived a little later than anticipated, so we got down to the beach just as the sun was touching the horizon. I captured this image during the amazing afterglow. It was one of those nights when the sunset is beautiful then it seems to die down, then BAM! the colors come back from somewhere unknown.

Fisherman Island State Park charlevoix michigan photographer Joe Clark

Also, after the sun set and before the afterglow I was looking to do some toying with motion blur and the stones on the beach. The following shot is what happens when the wave causes the tripod to sink into the sand.


Yeah, it’s hard to look at, so let’s just file that away somewhere in the educational file concerning sturdy tripod placement. Which was fairly impossible that night.