This was one of those evenings where it paid to stick around after the sun went down.

I was one of about 7 other photographers set up on this beach in Kauai. At first, as the sun set, there was no color in the sky. As the other photographers packed up, I just settled in.

The last photographer out there with me started to pack up and I suggested that he wait a few minutes more since he had already waited. He packed up and went in for dinner.

Three minutes later, the sky lit up.

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