Late Sunday morning, my cell phone woke me up.

Me: Heeelloo? (Still a little hung over from last night)
Him: Mike, this is Jack.
Me: ???
Him: Good news!
Me: ???
Him: The day light savings stuff broke our app. It’s happening all over in production!
Me: ???
Him: You did some work with the timezone stuff in our app?
Me: Ummm ….
Him: Can you help taking a look at our codes?
Me: Okay. Are we meeting in the office?
Him: Yes I’m looking at it now from home, but will be in the office.
Me: [look at clock] Umm, I’ll be in by 11:30 ish.

I never made it to the office. I ended up working remotely from home for a few hours. The whole time I was thinking, I hate this early day light savings stuff!

By the time I got to the beach, I was an hour early! Looking at the sky – clear horizon, blue sky, low clouds, I knew that those clouds would light up by the time the sun disappeared. So I picked my spot, setup my tripod, screwed in the circular polarizer, cleaned my split ND filter, and waited for the clouds to catch on fire. By then I was thinking, this early day light savings isn’t such a bad thing! An extra hour of light to play with!

I was out in the water, timing the waves and firing when I saw a clear sand surface. One eye on the incoming waves, one eye on the view finder; one hand on the shutter, one hand holding the split ND filter. Big waves rushing in fast? Pickup the tripod and turn around. Waves receding? reposition tripod, re-frame the shot, line up the filter again, wait for the sand to clear, and shoot. Too fast shutter speed? Choppy water; Too slow? Knee-deep in water, no sand reflections. Must fire in between incoming sets to get the reflections on the sand. I had a great time shooting. After all, I can get used to this early day light savings time.