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Pigeon Point Lighthouse

Posted by
Don Smith (California, United States) on 6 January 2016 in Landscape & Rural.

The second of four El Nino storms ripped through California yesterday. Personally, when the weather turns bad, I head out - it's when the good stuff happens IMO! I had been working further up the coast photographing big waves with friend Mike Hall and he suggested we head south to shoot sunset. We arrived at Pigeon Point 20 minutes prior to the sun setting. The storm had pretty much cleared and revealed this beautiful scene at Pigeon Point Lighthouse. To get my composition balanced please read my latest blog required that I move further out along the rocks. Right after I snapped this frame, I glanced to my right and saw three waves lined up and bearing down on us, the third was huge and dwarfed the first two. Mike was to my left and I said, "We've gotta go - NOW!" We scrambled off the slippery rocks to higher ground just seconds before the third wave engulfed the area where we were standing. The old adage, "Never take your eye off the ocean," was never more true. Dodged a bullet on that one!

Misty Sea, Pigeon Point, San Mateo Coast, California

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