Continuing the theme of unusual lighting here is one of those chance shots that captures the eerie feeling that some natural scenes can evoke.
This is with a fairly old camera and the scene could certainly benefit from modern HDR processing. This is about as much contrast range as you’re going to find and a difficult shot to get right.
This location is not far from yesterday’s post, along the coast of Northern California, obviously of the Pacific Ocean. Even though the surf looks fairly mild the combination of weather, humidity and the surf really kicked up a mist that was hanging everywhere. For those of you who’ve been on Pacific beaches you’ll recognize that cold clammy feeling.
When I lived in California it was always amusing to watch tourists freezing in mid-summer. Expecting “sunny” California the usual pattern of very cold ocean and very hot interior produces the infamous fog of San Francisco. The rising hot air of the interior pulls in the much cooler and humid air from the ocean and mist is the consequence. If you’re going to beaches in Northern California bring warm clothes. Or else come in the fall when this weather pattern breaks.