The water level is high in Lake Michigan this spring. That means that a lot of the beach sand has been eroded. I made this image standing on the steps from a seawall down into the water. Its on the Illinois western shore at sunset. The colors reflect off the clouds from the sunset to the west. I spent some time with this in Photoshop using Topaz Impressions plug-in. The processed layer is about 60% opacity. ENJOY!