August is marine layer month, unofficially, at Carmel Point where the usually spectacular sunsets get even better, thanks to thick cloud formations.
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 inContinue reading “Marine Layer Sunset”
Hot inland weather stokes up the marine layer to produce spectacular sunsets at this time of year along the Carmel coast. Pelicans get the best seat in the house for viewing this end of day color extravaganza.
Cloud cover makes for a spectacular sunset. Throw in some pelicans and you’ve got a keeper in terms of photography. I don’t take many sunset shots these days since I have quite a collection of photos like the one above. Instead, I enjoy the moment without a camera.
Yesterday’s clouds over the Carmel area were full of moisture–it rained nearly all day, stopping right before sunset. Anne took this shot with a cell phone while I was driving. To me the colors make this end of day photo look like an oil painting. In fact, if you walk ten minutes from this location,Continue reading “Oil Painting Sunset”
I didn’t realize there was a sail boat on the horizon(left of the sun) when I took this shot of a marine layer rolling into the Carmel coastline.
People didn’t talk during the final minute of yesterday’s sunset as seen from Carmel Point. The colors over the ocean and in the sky were captivating. Even the click of my camera broke the temporary silence on the cliff.
This shot speaks for itself. For me, what’s important about a sunset is that I took the time to see and that I was thankful to be able to view its splendor. There is a reason why pelicans to perch on ocean boulders for the last minutes of a sunset–they get it.
This sunset shot gets a boost from the darkened boulders in front of me along with the incoming marine layer filled with moisture. In fact, I’d say in the absence of these “add-ons”, shooting a dramatic sunset on a cloudless day is a real challenge.