Canon EOS 3
Sigma 24-135 at 75mm
Fuji Provia 100F
1/1000 at f5.6

Making the light work
sandpiper silhouette

When the sun's bright, the camera meter still tries to make everything a nice middle tone. So at sunrise, even when the sun is almost blinding, you can get some deep rich colors by aiming into the light — as long as you keep direct light from hitting the lens and creating flare. But in cases like this, you can get a wonderful golden hue without filtering or post-processing. The wet sand and receding breakers give it a placid air.