After a lot of forest photography, I finally pulled myself together to do something different. And what a day I had at the beach! The winds were strong, and as a result the windchill became almost unbearable. But sporting a brand new Norwegian coat (they know how to make coats) and new waterproof boots, I pulled through and was rewarded with some of my favorite images of the year so far. And of course, while waiting for sunset I couldn't help wandering into the forest behind the beach to get a treescape or two.