The water of the Pacific Ocean off the coast of Northern California is cold, which results in a blanket of fog called the marine layer. This filters and adds color to the sun, resulting in some beautiful sunsets.
Pfeiffer Beach is a unique spot, with its purple sand and huge rocks containing holes. During this time of year one of them, Keyhole Rock, makes a perfect frame for the setting sun. On that evening I was able to get a "front row spot" for the setting sun and captured this stunning image ... and you can see the purple sand!