Even before you can spot the water or hear the waves crashing, there is a distinct scent that floats in the air. It’s the ocean smell that welcomes you back every time. Add a setting sun, and it’s a sensory haven. The kind of scene that makes you breathe deeper, slower.
As we continued down the 49 mile scenic drive that twists in and around San Francisco, I decided to just roll down the window, slow the shutter, and capture the feeling of the scene.
It’s not like any of my other Pacific sunset photos. The abstraction and the soft blur of colors, the bending motion of subtle lines across the horizon, give the impression of a gentle, sweeping painting. But sometimes letting go of outcome and opening up to experimentation yields the most beautiful results.