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Ride the Light | by Phil Gibbs
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Ride the Light

 

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I spent Saturday morning shooting at the Oceanside Pier hoping for what I anticipated would be a spectacular sunrise.

 

On rare occasions, all the conditions line up just right allowing for great photo making opportunities. We are experiencing a heat wave in SoCal and we haven't had a marine layer in a week. Without the moisture in the air, the air gets "dirtier". Couple that with the fact that wildfires in the area have added smoke and ash to the atmosphere and you get a sky full of particulate which, at sunrise and sunset, creates dramatic colors.

 

As anticipated, this morning was exceptional. The sunrise light reflecting off the water made for an amazing color show. The photo above was taken shortly before sunrise.

 

After reviewing my photos from this morning I am VERY pleased. Now I finally have some material which will keep me busy uploading for a while.

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Taken on August 29, 2009