Lighthouses - ColleenMGriffith


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Low Tide
© 2011 Colleen M. Griffith. All Rights Reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, modified, or redistributed without written agreement with the creator. This image is registered with the US Copyright Office.

This northern pacific coast lighthouse is located just south of Half Moon Bay, a cute little coastal town easily accessible from San Francisco, California. I captured this sunset photo during a mild low tide. There was heavy surf, very large waves, and high wind that day, so there was a lot of mist in the air. This mist softened the lines of the lighthouse and hostel buildings in the background lending a bit of a dreamy quality to the composition. (Note: the surf was so unusually high, that the Maverick's surf contest was held that morning (it's a world famous contest that is held only one day a year, on the day when the waves are expected to be the highest, and it attracts the world's best big-wave surfers).

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