These photos are from Manzanita Beach, Oregon, and were made in 2009 at the end of a squall, as the sun was taking back the sky.
The cloud formations were spectacular. The sand, icy and reflective. Visual paradise.
It's tempting to go back into the original files and process them again, a year later. Curious about the visual representation of drama. Does more drama = more compelling photographs?
I'm certain that the adage, "all things in moderation" applies. However, there are times when being immoderate reaps huge rewards.