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Sunrise Over Santa Clara Valley

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Don Smith (California, United States) on 7 August 2011 in Landscape & Rural.


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I love photographing fog. In fact I like it so much, I decided to hold a fog workshop in Big Sur later this month. During the summer months, our typical weather pattern is what is know as an on-shore flow. Our days are mild (high 70's and low 80's) then at night, the marine layer moves in off the Pacific Ocean providing a natural air conditioner. I like photographing the soft light that one finds under the cover of fog, but I also like shooting along its edges and even over the top of it as I did with this sunrise image the other morning. To read more about this shoot, please read The Joys of Photographing Fog.

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