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sleeping within earshot of the ocean, listening to the low rumble of waves breaking on a sandy shore just a few yards from my campsite, made for very restful sleep, which is precisely why, on this particular morning -- the only on my four-day excursion where the sun would meet the horizon with any sort of promising light drama, i overslept.

i already had my camera equipment set up; evidently i was over-ambitious in my plan to shoot the pictured beach trees under the starry dome earlier that morning (as i had done the previous morning) because i had slept through that caper as well.

as i walked down the beach, i watched helplessly (wide angle lens mounted and nothing even remotely interesting to use as a foreground in sight) as a red light pillar appeared, marking the forthcoming sunrise.

i made a few shots on the way to this one, which seems to better typify the beauty of this park, and of that morning.

thanks for reading, and for looking.

ISO 50 | f/16 | 1.0s | 16mm

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