Pigeon Point Lighthouse
This morning did not go as planned! We were expecting to shoot the moonset and then sunrise at Martin's Beach, just south of Half Moon Bay. A low but heavy fog bank greeted us when we arrived, as well as a TV news crew documenting the madness that is the beach's public access dispute (it's a public beach). I digress, we declined the request to interview on live TV. Pigeon Point Lighthouse came to mind as an alternate location, and we made it (fog free) with little time to spare to see the moonset, and then the sunrise!
A few notes about this shot:
-- Sunrise was still at least 15 minutes away, and directly behind us.
-- The blue band of light you see here is the last remaining earth shadow as night gives way to morning. -- The pink band above the earth shadow is known as the Belt of Venus. It is the light from the soon to be rising sun refracted by particles hovering low in the earth's atmosphere.
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