Four Miles of Fog

Four Mile Beach sunrise, Santa Cruz, California

Taken at Four Mile Beach near Santa Cruz, California on March 1st, 2010

When I’m not on the road I rarely wake up early to shoot the sunrise. However, in late February I had just discovered Four Mile Beach in Santa Cruz and was captivated its beauty. Thinking it could be a great place to catch the sunrise I suffered through an early-morning wake up in order to make a sunrise attempt. Driving up Highway 1 I saw some nice pinks and purples starting to show on the horizon. Down at the beach however I found a think fog bank obscuring all of that nice morning light. I waited and waited and finally, about 20 minutes after sunrise, the sun’s rays began to percolate through the fog a little bit and gave a nice, moody atmosphere to the whole place.


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