San Gregorio State Beach sunset, Half Moon Bay, California
Taken at San Gregorio State Beach near Half Moon Bay, California on February 16th, 2011

San Gregorio State Beach has the glassiest sand I’ve ever seen. The beach is so smooth and flat that the reflections that set up in the sand are nothing short of astounding. This section of the beach in particular was extremely fun to shoot: a big set of waves would roll up and soak the beach, then roll back, exposing hundreds and hundreds of feet of pure glassy goodness. When this would happen I would chase the outflowing waves 30 or 40 feet down the beach then spin back around to shoot the glowing clouds to the north. Then another big set of waves would come in and chase me back up the beach.

 

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