The photo of the month for December is a recently taken beach scene from Carmel, CA. I went to the beach and was looking down onto the beach and all of the people on it from the parking area above and the sun was starting to go down showing beautiful orange/yellow color and it was just such a perfect scene, so idyllic. The lines in the sand and the water were incredible and as the sun set lower in the sky the silhouettes made a perfect subject. This scene, to me, has just about everything a photo needs in it to be successful and yet it is so very simple. There is line (in the sand and water and the C-curve from the dog's feet), action, an active subject, wonderful color in the water as the sun hits it, emotion, and story. I love this photo for its simplicity as well as its complexity.