Crescent Bay Sunrise (Explored at #1 on 5/30/12)

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    Last Saturday morning, I set my alarm for 5 AM again and set out in hopes of catching a few clouds in the sky for the sunrise down in Laguna. I was also hoping to catch the sun from a new location I had scouted out a few weeks earlier which included a view looking back over the beach toward the South East. But as I drove down the 55, my heart sank. An entire chorus of fat ladies was singing and I knew that this particular morning was going to be a total bust. The clouds had rolled back in over night and there was nothing but an impenetrable wall of gloom as far as the eye could see.

    Acknowledging the fact that Yogi Berra was clearly out of his mind, I headed down to Laguna anyway thinking that I might try some long exposure shots in the early morning darkness. But as I arrived at Crescent Bay, suddenly the clouds broke and lit up the beach in the most glorious sunrise I've seen all year.

    Yogi was right. It really ain't over til it's over.

    Explored at #1 on 5/30/12. Thanks for the views, comments and faves! :)

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    1. Ray Horwath 23 months ago | reply

      Beautiful shot and processing Bill. Congrats on the front page.
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    2. Artorius Rex 23 months ago | reply

      Stunning light and sky.

    3. PeteHuu 23 months ago | reply

      wow, amazing light, rich colors, fabulous early moment captured William

    4. me-graphy 23 months ago | reply

      splendid work! :)

    5. doina.oradea 23 months ago | reply

      senza parole. bellissimo.hy

    6. M.P Delaney 23 months ago | reply

      Excellent, I want to be there !

    7. EddyMixx 23 months ago | reply

      dang! this is just explosive!

    8. CVNguyen 23 months ago | reply

      great colors...beautiful pic..

    9. Kiki FL 23 months ago | reply

      CONGRATULATIONS on Explore! This is A*M*A*Z*I*N*G!!!

    10. StevieC-Photography 23 months ago | reply

      So nicely taken and procesed William, a joy to see - top work.

    11. So Busy Getting Ready To Visit Chloe....:) 23 months ago | reply

      Your photos are magnificent, congrats on Explore!!!!

    12. YourCCDA 23 months ago | reply

      Beautiful work ... congrats for explore !

      thx 4 sharing :)

    13. bronwenb2012 22 months ago | reply

      Amazing!
      So eye-catching...
      :-)

    14. JeremyConk 22 months ago | reply

      Now that's a sunrise !!! AMAZING !!!

    15. Rubén Chase 22 months ago | reply

      This photo is absolutely awesome, seriously. Should be a postcard or something like that.

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