Saturday, February 12, 2011

Sunrise over Point Reyes National Seashore

Sunrise on Limantour Beach, Point Reyes National Seashore

Landscapes are certainly not my strength, although I'm making an effort to get better at them. It can be tricky though since I almost always have my wildlife lens (ie, 200-500mm zoom) on the camera to make sure that I'm ready if an interesting animal appears. But even a blind squirrel finds a nut once in a while, and it was hard to pass up an opportunity to shoot the gorgeous sunrise light falling on the sandstone cliffs of Drake's Beach in Point Reyes National Seashore in early January. This particular sunrise was one of the most amazing I've ever seen, since most of the park had a fog bank hovering above it, except for the area I was in.

Here's a second view, taken a few minutes earlier from the parking lot area (looking in the opposite direction).

Sunrise over fog, Point Reyes National Seashore


  1. You did mighty well here.

    The first image has so much going on... the light on the cliffface, the crisp sand about to be wettened by the tide and the wave in full flow.... really great image Pat

  2. I like the layering of the colors and the location of the wave Pat. Very nice!

  3. very nice light above these clouds, i love it!

  4. How very beautiful.
    In that first one I can count more than 15 different textures. It appears to be simple at first glance, but then you find more and more layers.

  5. Thanks for your kind words, everyone!