Fire Island is a remnant of a glacial terminal moraine that moved sediments south, from the Northeast of Long Island. The various minerals transported by the glacial activity left a potpourri of  sands and colors from the variety of rocks and minerals the glaciers abraded on the way to Long Island sound.

In December of 2009 a Nor'easter battered Long Island, NY; the combination of strong winds and violent ocean waves created unique patterns on the beach of Fire Island. The pictures presented have not been altered. All images were created over a three-day span, between 3 PM and sunset.