On a day when love is celebrated I thought I would share the kind of sun filled scene that I truly touches my heart. Nothing fills me with more positive vibes than witnessing the a beautiful sunrise. On the morning when I venture out on a road trip with my cousin, we were on the Pacific Coast Highway pretty early. We were enjoying how the daylight was lighting up the open road. When we drove by the Malibu Pier we turned our heads towards the ocean and noticed this view. The sky simply exploded with color thanks to the sun rising just above the horizon. The rain clouds were drifting away and making room for the California sun. So we pulled over, I grabbed my camera and crossed the street to stand on the beach.
And at that very moment I snapped this shot.
Pier To Peer
As we all know, the sun moves fast. Photographers especially know how fast the blue and golden hours move. Sure, it’s technically an hour long respectively but when it comes to a photograph, they can last just mere minutes. Sometimes seconds depending on the weather. After I shot this image the scene quickly brightened up and the sun rose high in the sky. The golden colors gave way to a bright yellow light that complimented the blue sky. The clouds of course were still around and continued to look great but this is the scene that I wanted. It’s what made me pull over and I’m glad I could enjoy it before continuing up the road.
I thought about getting to the end of the pier so that I could peer into the sun (get the pun now? ;-P) but this is the scene I wanted for a photo. Besides, if I had tried to rush to the end of the Malibu Pier I would have missed the peak of the golden colors of that sunrise. And besides that, I’m not in the habit of rushing anything just for a photo. As a photographer I would like to always be in a great spot and setup to take a great shot. But realistically, it doesn’t always happen like that. So if I’m not already set, I would rather not rush and just enjoy a scene like this as it unfolds.
And if I get a nice photograph out of it, then that’s a nice little bonus. 😉