This is a local surf spot with a large sandy beach. The tide going in and out of the jetty here is really beautiful. I've seen waves over 20ft. tall here on really large swells and at high tide, flood Pacific Coast Highway. Since I surf here often I get to see the changing of the beach and weather frequently. Every year is different and I always want to check this location when the sunsets start to light up in the late Fall and Winter time.


The weather was chilly on this Southern California day, plus, it was a holiday week so I knew there would probably people many people at the beach. I waiting until almost sunset to head down there and see if the clouds would open up enough to let the sunlight through and light up the clouds. A storm was moving in so it didn’t look good, but I set up my camera anyway and decided to take some long exposures to “ghost” out all the people on the jetty and try and capture the colors of the setting sun as they turn from yellows to oranges to reds while maintaining some of the lighter blues.


As luck would have it, the incoming storm blocked the colors along the horizon but lit up the high clouds to the southeast, recording all of them on the long exposure… and as the incoming tide had the waves crashing into the jetty, it create a surreal composition.




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The Fine Art Landscape Photography of Jaysun McMillin