Second Beach, Olympic National Park, Washington Coast, footprints, light, shadow, Pentax 67

Evidence: Footprints in the Sand

Second Beach, Olympic National Park, Washington Coast

Just as the sun was setting, I photographed these footprints in the sand with my Pentax 67 camera.  I reached up to advance the film for another shot, looked through the viewfinder, and the image was gone; total time elapsed was less than two seconds.  This transition from light to shadow had been replaced by complete shadow, and the photogenic quality was gone.  I was amazed at how fast good light can disappear.  Photo © copyright by Stephen Penland.

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