When it’s over 95 inland, we usually have fog on the coast which means there are no postcard sunsets. Here is a substitute sunset for those disappointed by the last few evenings.
End of Day
Pelicans on an ocean outcrop watch the sun set off the coast of Carmel.
How Will Today End?
When asked how we think this day will end, we most likely don’t consider the last minutes of sunlight above the horizon. I believe every day’s end is a blessing in terms of witnessing the closing act as show above.
Mountain Pass Sunset
I wasn’t thinking sunset when I started the uphill drive on Pacheco Pass on may to Monterey. When I reached the crest, I was almost too late. I quickly pulled into the truck rest area and started shooting as the big sun dipped behind the hills.
End of the Day
Pelicans gather on ocean outcrops to watch the sun set over Carmel Point.
Carmel Point Sunset
August is marine layer month, unofficially, at Carmel Point where the usually spectacular sunsets get even better, thanks to thick cloud formations.
Marine Layer Sunset
Hot weather inland often produces a marine layer sunset with the final blasts of light obscured by thick clouds over the Monterey Coast. Certainly this is not the end of the world, but now that the beaches are starting to fill again, perhaps, a disappointment to those who have not seen a classic sunset in…
The Magical Colors of Carmel Point
With enough clouds the setting sun at Carmel Point sets off about a half-an-hour light show. You get magic when you add cypress trees, a water basin, a calm ocean to better reflect the bright sun, sand with a purple haze and Point Lobos on the horizon from framing purpose. Took this hand-held shot while…