San Mateo County - California
After three years of drought in California - this has been a wet winter. This Wednesday (March 3) had me driving down the coast for the day. Before dawn - it had been raining heavily - but as I started south along the coast - it was simply cloudy. Nothing suggested the dazzling photographer's day that was about to unfold.
The sun began to break through the clouds as I passed the small town of San Gregorio - about 62 km (39 mi.) south of San Francisco. Two kilometers further south - I'd just driven past this beach at Pomponio Creek when the sun hit the ocean breakers. The U-turn was immediate.
Mine was the only car here - I was the only person on the beach. With camera and tripod - I was a very contented fellow...
Larger view - location: http://www.pbase.com/joyoflight/image/122477934/original
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