Haystack Rock is seen in the background as the tide rolled into Cannon Beach, Oregon on an early morning in May of 2021. The day I arrived in Cannon Beach the sky was dark with storm clouds. High winds rocked the surf as rain blew sideways down the beach. Thinking that the trip had been made to waste I went to bed hopeful the sky would clear in the morning. Waking at 5:30 am I grabbed my camera and gear and headed to the beach where the sky began to open as the Sun began to illuminate the beach and surf in perfect dramatic light.