While driving along the coast in the late afternoon I noticed the sun, clouds and water interacting together and making patterns of radiance on the waters of the Pacific Ocean.
Pulling over, I grabbed my camera with my 24-105mm zoom lens to capture the glory.
Usually there are only a few times I will shoot towards the sun, for sunsets or rises, but I have started changing that lately and this is one of those instances. The reflections were mesmerizing.
After taking a few photos I switched to my 100-300mm zoom lens and decided to bring the brilliance closer.
And then, even closer, to see the light dancing on the water.
I couldn’t resist these two fishing boats heading back to the harbor.
Finally, a pelican flew right across my sights and I have a soft spot for pelicans, so yet another pelican photo. . .
Photography is about using and capturing light and there are many ways to accomplish it. I am not so reluctant to shoot towards the sun any more. Capturing the sun’s rays is yet another way of photographing scenes, even if it can be a bit challenging. The dance of the sun and water with a few clouds for shadows was something to celebrate.