• You can make out Point Reyes National Seashore pushing the fog over the rocks in the distance.
  • If you look real closely you can see two fishing boats just above the treeline as they pull in to Bolinas Bay for the evening. They show up clearly on the original 36.3 MPixel image.

A Sunset That Almost Wasn't - Bolinas Bay, California

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Looking down from the high above the Pacific the dense fog that totally blocked the sunset quickly gave way at the very last minute to reveal a brilliant sunset above Stinson Beach and Bolinas Bay. To the right, Bolinas Lagoon is illuminated by the light from the colorful glow of the clouds. We had just about given up on the sunset and headed towards home when we rounded turn and caught just a small crack in the fog. I thought it would close back up but I turned the car back to return to my original planned location and every second that passed seem to reveal more and more of the sunset. By the time I arrived the fog had nearly disappeared and the sunset had engulfed us in 360 degrees of dazzling color. In the end, we were treated to about 20 minutes of glorious changing color bouncing off the clouds from every side. The remarkable beauty of the outline of the coastline and lagoon in the town below just made it that more special.

Sometimes it just works out.

© Darvin Atkeson
LiquidMoonlight Studios

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  1. E.Mill 30 months ago | reply

    so beautiful moments!!!
    well done

  2. Raymond Larose -> raylarose.com [deleted] 30 months ago | reply

    Just fantastic!

  3. victorvonsalza 30 months ago | reply

    Gorgeous sky and light, glad you didn't miss it and caught it so beautifully.

  4. Andrea Garza ~ AKA zerohdog 30 months ago | reply

    It's a beautiful scene, nicely captured.

  5. ZacharyG 30 months ago | reply

    beautifully soft sky, with a great range of gorgeous sunset colors

    Via ZacharyG's contacts' uploads on Fluidr

  6. KP Tripathi (kps-photo.com) 30 months ago | reply

    This is wonderful image with orange glow on green trees and blue sky with sunset colors. Love it.

  7. Shawn S. Park 30 months ago | reply

    Great shot, Darvin.
    love the light.

  8. coalphotos 30 months ago | reply

    this is spectacular

  9. Andrew Louie Photography 30 months ago | reply

    beautiful image, Darv!

  10. Photocre8 30 months ago | reply

    Wow Darvin, this is incredibly beautiful! It's a good thing you looked back. Someone told me to wait and see what happens after the sun goes down, that there is often another show coming! Great capture!

  11. jojo (imagesofdream) 30 months ago | reply

    Spectacular sky and colors...we have identical sunset yesterday.

  12. LifeLover4 30 months ago | reply

    Fantastic shot and light!
    I was out there fishing today!

  13. TrojanShooter 30 months ago | reply

    Beautiful composition. Love the tones in the image!

  14. Chinuli 30 months ago | reply

    Spectacular view! Cool image!

  15. rootswalker 30 months ago | reply

    Great shot Darvin. The colors in the clouds are really nice.

  16. Matt Granz Photography 30 months ago | reply

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