Fire Island is a remnant of a glacial terminal moraine which had moved sediments 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, the combination of strong winds and violent ocean waves created unique patterns on the beach. The pictures presented have not been altered, all images were created over a three day span, between 3 PM and sunset.