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The Scripps Pier in La Jolla, California is used by oceanographers to do studies on the ocean and its effects on the rest of the planet. Before making this image, I waited for the light rays to arrange themselves between the pilings.  I also waited for the waves to pull back leaving foam on the sand.   I didn’t have to wait too long because the wind was howling and the clouds were moving quickly.  The sea spray and rain made the shafts of light easily visible.  The rain also added depth to the image by having the background disappear into the mist.  I liked how the light brought out the colors in the foam on the sand.  Good atmosphere often produces subtle effects that you don’t see on a clear day.

The Scripps Pier in La Jolla, California is used by oceanographers to do studies on the ocean and its effects on the rest of the planet. Before making this image, I waited for the light rays to arrange themselves between the pilings. I also waited for the waves to pull back leaving foam on the sand. I didn’t have to wait too long because the wind was howling and the clouds were moving quickly. The sea spray and rain made the shafts of light easily visible. The rain also added depth to the image by having the background disappear into the mist. I liked how the light brought out the colors in the foam on the sand. Good atmosphere often produces subtle effects that you don’t see on a clear day.

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