Four Mile Beach sunset, Santa Cruz, California

Taken at Four Mile Beach near Santa Cruz, California on May 10th, 2010

On this day, clearish skies gave way to amazing clouds as the sun set. Alas, the clouds brought the wind and salt spray with them, which meant my photoshoot felt less like a shoot and more like a dance: line up to shoot, shoot, curse due to salt spray drops on front filter, remove camera from splash zone, clean filter, return to spot, line up to shoot, shoot, curse, rinse, repeat. I was dancing in and out of the spray to get the best composition while trying to keep my gear clear of the oceany blasts. But it was a dance well worth doing because conditions were ideal: incredible light in the sky, killer reflections in the sand, and beautiful turquoise hues in the water.


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