We came to this beach in Pescadero because of its neat straiations in the rock. Escaype predicted an epic sunset and we had high hopes!
As the sun began to set, the sky started to light up on fire ... just as Escaype predicted. Unfortunately the tide was also coming in and the straiated rocks started to get covered by the rising tide.
Loved the striations here as the color in the sky kicked off and the water made nice patterns through the rocks
I've spent a lot of evenings over the last few years photographing seascapes along the Bay Area’s coastline. There are numerous beaches, seastacks, and other neat formations along the water and on a nice, cloudy day, the sky can light up as if it is on fire. On the other hand, I find many of my seascape photographs to be all the same - fairly repetitive. I had taken a break from photographing the ocean for a while.
On this particular evening Willie and I noticed that sunset was supposed to be excellent. My co-worker, Mike, also wanted to get his camera out so he joined Willie and I at the coast. We had wanted to find these neat striated rocks on a beach that we had scouted previously and sent Mike ahead to see if he could find them (we gave him decent directions). Sure enough, we found the beach with all the striated rock, and just as Escaype predicted, we got a beautiful sky to match!
In this photo I loved how the water was rushing out of this teeny little inlet. I perched above the little channel and waited for the water to come in, and then started taking the photo as the water rushed out.
Nikon D800 w/Nikkor 14-24mm f/2.8:
14mm, f/10, 0.5 sec, ISO 100