It’s a wonder of a month.
And the sun is out.
By the 500th take, I figured this shot was as good (if not better) than it was going to get. Besides, Melissa had had enough running back and forth. I had to manually adjust the lighting of the sun by switching to the sun dial mode located on my camera, which pushed the sun further down, thus providing adequate “level” lighting. After that was taken care of, I had to tilt the beach and the waves, which was done with the tilt mode located in the menu section on my camera. Shutter speed was significantly altered by the motion and lightning fast reflexes of Melissa running by. Her brother kept yelling at her to slow down, but she persisted for the right shot. In the end, the results were in, and thus you have this pic.