Chincoteague Beach at Sunrise

Chincoteague Island in Virginia is mostly known for its wildlife refuge and wild ponies, but it also has a really nice beach. Once on the island from the west side, you drive through the refuge to get to the beach. Luckily, the refuge opens before sunrise, so photographers like me can get to the beach early.

I was surprised to see how many people were on the beach this early, but had plenty of room to work and get some nice images. This particular photo turned out interesting because of the rays of light and shadow coming from the cloud formation.