This image happened when the sun’s rays were illuminating an adjacent sandy cliff. As a result, the warm colored sunlight reflected on the water to create a vibration of golden tones with the blue water (reflected skylight). I wanted a more abstract feel to my photograph so I chose a slower shutter speed (1/13 sec.) to allow the color forms to create different streaks and shapes. I used a Nikon 300mm f4 Phase Fresnel lens (an amazing lens – lightweight and super sharp!) to further compress the scene and bring a closer color relationship.