When I was in Tampa last week to announce the new Analog Efex Pro 2 (which was used to edit this image), part of the Nik Collection by Google, I had the opportunity to photograph a sunset that definitely goes down in my record books. It was a dizzying array of colors, shapes, and textures with a bit of heavy lightning mixed in.

Initially, when Matt Kloskowski invited me to go shoot at this beach, we both thought that the sunset would be a bust. From where we were, all signs were pointing to a bust. We went through the typical motions of considering abandoning the plans to photograph and go grab some beers and dinner. Ultimately, and thankfully, we made the right call and went to this beach. It really was one of those sunsets that just come out of nowhere and form right in front of your eyes.