The sprint - Walton Lighthouse, Santa Cruz, CA

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We have had some amazing sunrises here in California and this particular morning was no exception. I connected with Diego and we headed out to Walton Lighthouse. This being my first time here, I wanted to arrive early to comp it out.

We were running a little late and almost missed this sunrise. As we approached the parking lot, the sky was starting to color. You know what happens next? A panic ensues and I SPRINT as fast as I can. This picture does not depict the peak of the color; the sky actually exploded with color later. May the light be with you wherever you are. Jave

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  1. Justin Smith - Photography 73 months ago | reply

    Wow, epic sky! Nicely composed with rocks leading to the lighthouse.

  2. Raj R Rami 73 months ago | reply

    Very nice leading line to a great shot! Foreground perfect!

  3. Terry Cheng Photography 73 months ago | reply

    Beautiful PoV towards the light house. Superb colours on the horizon!

  4. ~ Larisa ~ 73 months ago | reply

    So beautifully composed, great lead to the lighthouse, the sky looks impressive too !

  5. darklight aka Aquarius OFF to Ipernity 73 months ago | reply

    Gorgeous shot and sunrise...fantastic composition and I love the colors and your enthusiasm :)

  6. david.richter 73 months ago | reply

    Friggin sweet clouds display! Man, you guys have been blessed with some great light as of late... well deserved for some... well you know what comes next. In yo face, Patterson! LOL

  7. Light Play 73 months ago | reply

    absolutely wonderful! great compo, great capture of the light at the horizon!

  8. Ruby Ferreira ® 73 months ago | reply

    my passion too: lighthouses!!!!!

    FAV. gorgeous place

  9. Ása B 73 months ago | reply

    Nice mood, love the light and those cotrasts !

  10. jph_1 72 months ago | reply

    Fantastic shot. Well done!

  11. Viola Jasko 72 months ago | reply

    Your stream is amazing!!! Wow!!! Gorgeous and perfect photography. It was a joy to look at your photos!:)))
    Thank you for visiting my stream:))

  12. cuatro.lunas 70 months ago | reply

    incredible !!! exciting !!!

  13. ©Helminadia Ranford 70 months ago | reply

    Gorgeous comp and Light Jave

  14. Jackson & Co Photography 69 months ago | reply

    Stomping work my friend, absolutely superb.

  15. 69 months ago | reply

    The comp kicks, Jave! The rocks lead right out to the lighthouse, then the horizon -- and then your eye is taken full circle by the cool texture and color of the water.

    Seen on your photo stream. (?)

  16. Steven Andrachuk 63 months ago | reply

    I feel like I'm going to end up favouriting all of your pictures! amazing

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