On this summer’s evening the tide was flowing fast and before I knew it had to retreat to the cliff top and make a photograph into the setting sun. This is pretty much asking for a battle with light. But thanks to Atmospheric refraction there is a few minutes were I was able to record the final moments as the sun sunk into the north Atlantic. Atmospheric refraction in short causes a mirage of the sun. The sun has settled when the lower tip hits the horizon, for the rest of duration it’s all a mirage. As usual with this style of photograph it was a matter of timing, too soon and I would have uncontrollable light boring into my optics causing all sorts of problems like flare and burnt out highlights, too late and the impact of the photograph would be lost.