Canon Beach in Northern Oregon is an exceptionally wide, long and flat beach with a number of large rock islands and sea stacks offshore. Low tide is often the best time to see it because you can get closer to the rocks and the sand is glossy and smooth both for walking and for photography. On this morning, a small hole opened up in the clouds deck and for two short minutes, the sun illuminated this scene against a dark sky. I had already moved into a good position with the ripples pointing towards the middle stack. After that, I hoped for some nice light!