After a day (August 17th) of shooting black and white at Muir Beach overlook along highway 1 (California coast) a friend and I went to see how the sunset looked at Stinson Beach. The sunset wasn't too spetacular (no clouds high up to be painted with reds and oranges - just the sun dipping behind a thick marine layer and lots of lens flare). Prior to that (waiting) we noticed a feather that was stuck in the sand.
This shot was with the 105mm macro lens opened up almost all the way - giving a very narow depth of field. While the landscape version does nicely the mini-dunes in focus, the vertical one with the horizon in the frame felt better with it out of focus (and there was no way I was going to be able to get stoped down far enough to get more in focus and hold the camera steady at the same time that close to the ground without making a scene with my tripod and fiddling with it for a few minutes - as light was fading away).
The photo was taken with a 105mm macro lens on a Nikon N80 with Kodak E100GX (giving a slightly warmer tint to the photograph).
See also Feather in Sand - Landscape