Sunday, November 16, 2008

The pacific ocean from the Pacific Coast Highway south of Monterey and north of Big Sur. Most of the time the view of the ocean was shrouded in fog. Here the fog lifted, literally, off the ground to become low clouds. Apparently this is not uncommon. At Point Reyes National Seashore you need to go down 30 stories of stairs to get to the lighthouse, because this allows the light to be seen under the fog. Contrast this with lighthouses on the east coast of the US, where I live, which are often set at the high points along the coast. 

So there are two openings here, the lifting of the fog to open the view and the openings in the clouds, which are the obvious theme of the image.

1 comment:

K said...

I think this is an amazing shot. I love the rays coming down through the openings in the clouds. It looks very ethereal.