Strange day…I wasn’t in the mood to write. Sunnier than it had been in a few weeks, a very bright afternoon, not great for photography. Nevertheless I felt the urge to wander off with my camera. Loafing off to Hideaways, a spectacular Kauai beach just ten minutes from my home, I sank my toes into the sand, quickly regretting not bringing bug spray with me. There was a sea of mosquitos, and all of them were loving my ankles. I decided that hanging around until sunset, two hours, wasn’t an option I could consider—else my ankles would be blood and bone. So in that harsh afternoon sunlight, I screwed a Fader ND onto my 24-105 which allowed me to get a long exposure. The result, well, it turned out better than I expected.