I set out while it was still dark to photograph sunrise at Natural Bridges State Beach. After seeing the promising cloud cover, I hurried down to the beach to find a spot to set up. The tide was so high I had to setup far from the arch, and using a 16-35mm wide-angle lens resulted in my field of view being too wide. Wanting to capture a tighter composition of this scene, I realized that I needed to move closer and set up in part of the surf. Every so often waves came crashing in above my knees, and each time causing the tripod's legs to shift in the sand. However, I was able to readjust composition in-between wave surges and keep my tripod steady enough to capture the colorful sunrise.