I am a student studying weather and climate, so thunderstorms always interest me. It was around 2:00 AM and I decided to walk ~2miles to the end of the beach. I set up a tryipod and took some photos over the ocean. As I started packing up to leave, I noticed this couple sitting on the life guard stand. In addition I noticed tire tracks that lead up to the stand.
Since it was dark and the storm was pretty strong, there was some very dynamic lighting over the ocean. However, I decided on a black and white conversion for this shot. I chose B&W because this was one isolated spot on the beach. There where no other people aside from the couple on the lifeguard stand, and there was a sense of tranquil isolation being that the storm was so far out to see ( no thunder along with the storm).