This acronym is much-used among photographers around here. “A” is for “another” and “S” for “sunset”. Being on the left side of a land mass will do that to you.
The water is Howe Sound; at the lower left the dull white mass is the big white BC Ferry that goes back and forth across it.
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From: David Magda (Jul 09 2009, at 07:09)
Ran across this video  that has some tips that I hadn't thought of.
First (0:20), rather obvious when you think about it, only really make
the attempt if there are a few clouds in the sky, because if there no
clouds, there is no reflected light.
Next (7:20) change the white balance settings: if you want colours on
blue/violet of the spectrum, change to 'fluorescent' mode; for more
reds and orange, change it to 'sunny' mode (or even 'cloudy').
Lastly (8:40), if you want to saturate the image a bit more with
colour, you can have the camera take a slightly longer exposure by
changing the exposure compensation value to something like +0.7.
You can see some of his stuff at: