This was taken during a low tide around midnight. I had been sleeping (kind of) in my car for the past two days—hotels are for people with money—so I was a bit groggy and wasn’t totally sure how this would turn out. I certainly wasn’t expecting the lines to be so striking. It is kind of disorienting to look at. Given the biting wind (I was underdressed), extreme lack of sleep, and pounds of sand that got lodged in my tripod, I can honestly say that this photo captured my state of mind perfectly.