Shark Fin Cove Sunset

I’d seen Shark Fin Cove from above many times. The cove is visible from Highway 1, just south of the town of Davenport. Descending into the cove gives a completely different experience than peering down on it from above. The sheer rock walls ascend dramatically and envelope the cove on three sides. The shark’s fin in the middle of cove creates the feeling of the cove being a magical place.

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Shark Fin Cove Sunset

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Santa Cruz Coastline Sunset

The clouds looked just right for an amazingly colorful sunset. But by the time sun went down, the clouds had mostly dissipated. There was still some color along the horizon and any sunset along the Santa Cruz Coast where the sun isn’t obscured by fog is always worth seeing.

Santa Cruz Coast

Laguna Creek Beach Sunset

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Sunset at Laguna Creek Beach

Another image created on my new year’s day excursion to the coast.  For me, this image captures the feel the winter on the coast:  cloudy, cold and shrouded in veil of mystery.

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Laguna Creek Beach, Part II

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Sunset on Laguna Creek Beach

One of my new year’s resolutions was to spend more time on my photography so I figured I should start on New Year’s Day with an excursion out to the coast.  The scene struck me as very much a January day:  overcast, cold and with just hints of sunset color.    January is when the lights and cheer of the holidays are forgotten and what’s left is the realization that it’s a long haul till spring.

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Laguna Creek Beach

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Grey Whale Cove State Beach

Grey Whale Cove State Beach is located a few miles south of Pacifica, just beyond Devil’s Slide.  I’d driven this section of Highway 1 many times but never noticed the beach.  There’s a well-marked parking lot right off the highway but one can not see the beach from the road.   There’s a trail and stairs that lead down to beach.   Getting down is pretty easy but the stairs and be bit taxing on the way back up.

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Gray Whale Cove State Beach at Sunset

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Pomponio State Beach Sunset

Brilliant colors as the sun sets on Pomponio State Beach.

California, Santa Cruz Coast

Brilliant Colors

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Sunset at Pomponio State Beach

The sun descends, marking the beginning of a long winter night at Pomponio State Beach, just south of Half Moon Bay

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Fading Winter Light

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Storm Approaches, Half Moon Bay

As I drove up the beach in Half Moon Bay, I was enthralled by the dramatic light from the approaching storm.  Just a minute or two after I created this image, the sky went grey and it started to rain fairly hard

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Moments Before the Storm

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Panther Beach Sunset

An unusually dramatic sunset for the summer at Panther Beach on Santa Cruz coast.  It even rained for a little bit.

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Panther Beach Sunset

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