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I was driving along the South Orange County coast towards my intended sunset shooting location when I saw this nice set of waves breaking offshore at Crystal Cove State Park, between Laguna Beach and Newport Beach.  I abandoned those plans because there was a nice opening in the low fog layer right here, perfect for the sun to drop through, so I headed down to the beach.  I watched the waves for a while to see how I could capture the distant waves breaking at the same time as a foreground wave would break on some rocks on the beach.  I had to wait about 3 minutes before the coincidence happened and I missed the first one, so I waited a few more minutes, and then I finally caught it just right.  The water was only about one foot below the camera on the tripod for this exposure!

I was driving along the South Orange County coast towards my intended sunset shooting location when I saw this nice set of waves breaking offshore at Crystal Cove State Park, between Laguna Beach and Newport Beach. I abandoned those plans because there was a nice opening in the low fog layer right here, perfect for the sun to drop through, so I headed down to the beach. I watched the waves for a while to see how I could capture the distant waves breaking at the same time as a foreground wave would break on some rocks on the beach. I had to wait about 3 minutes before the coincidence happened and I missed the first one, so I waited a few more minutes, and then I finally caught it just right. The water was only about one foot below the camera on the tripod for this exposure!

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