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The stratified atmosphere will alter the true lighting and coloration of the sun into some amazing combinations!
Beginner being shown the ropes in Mission Beach!
This was shot through a veil of fog, which alters the lighting and colors somewhat. The fog does however, allow one to zoom in with a 500mm telephoto without burning the crap out of your eyes!
Talk about a front row view!
Sometimes it doesn't pay to be the only one in the crowd with toast!
Right after a fog bank blew through, this beautiful sunset appeared!
California Gray Whale shows it stuff, just outside the surf zone in Mission Beach
Our neighbor, Mike, got a special treat when a pod of dolphins swam directly under his surfboard. Mike said that one of them rolled onto its belly to get a better look.
He came prepared, just in case he didn't like the feel of one board, he had options...
Not a good day to spread your blanket on the sand...
Who knew that whales can surf? These two smallish California Gray Whales taking a break from the long trek back to Alaska.
Pelican diving on an unfortunate meal.
Dolphins playing in the surf in Mission Beach. Many mornings, between sun-up and about 9 AM, you will see pods of dolphins getting frisky in the surf here.
This is what passes for Winter in San Diego. January 8, 2017
As the sun sets through a stratified atmosphere, most any color arrangement is possible.
Big Waves Rolling in near sunset
Mission Beach 2-18-2017
Dolphins, Whales and Seals, oh my!
This was an amazing sight! The high wind all day was creating seafoam which was being driven onto the beach by the wind. At sunset, the clouds overhead turned bright pink which was reflected in the seafoam and "white water". The color in this photograph has not been altered in anyway. It was THAT magical!
Navy Raptors doing touch and go 'round robin off of ship about 3 miles from shore in Mission Beach.
Storm Surf breaking outside of Crystal Pier in PB 2-18-2017
Look close and you can see a few of the larger sunspots on the surface of the Sun.
Gray whale, bottlenose dolphin and surfer share a break in Mission Beach
Surf instructor is less than enthusiastic about his next class.
The whole family enjoying a day in the surf.
Safari Surf School instructors are the best!
Making lifestyle choices.
Twice a year, this is the view from my desk.
Paul and his best friend Tucker watching the sunset. R.I.P. Tucker.
A local (lost soul) Poet meticulously leaves his wisdom on the beach from time to time.
Watching kids experience seafoam for the first time always puts a smile on your face.
"What we're going to do is take your toast and divide it up equally amongst those who don't have any, okay?"
I was trying to capture the Green Flash, and got a Solar Flare to boot!
Establishing who is in charge at the beach...and just about everywhere else.
Fall Sunsets in Mission Beach are the Best!
This is how it's done!
These kids had the whole beach to choose from...so they dig a huge hole in the middle of our volleyball court.
Even the simplest things can bring a smile when you're at the beach.
Land-Sea-Air, so many textures captured in this photo! Will make a beautiful large print!
Sometimes the glory and beauty of a sunset leaves you speechless.
No sunset is the same in Mission Beach.
Crew monitoring the outfall pipe in front of our place.
Okay, So this isn't Mission Beach. It's my second favorite place to be in San Diego, taking in a game at Petco Park!