Back to some recent images taken before the January thaw.  On this particular morning, I again headed out in hopes of capturing some sea smoke.  It turned out that my search was in vain but I did not come away empty handed.  In fact, I witness (and captured) and incredible early dawn image that I’ll share in the next few days (you’ll understand why later) and then headed here to Castle Rock.  I was surprised to see the tide pools had turned to ice and I quickly scampered down to the rocks as the sun began to rise.  By positioning myself in this spot, I was able to cut down the light of the rising sun and closed down the aperture to f/22 for this sun star or sunburst effect.

I love that you can make out the reflected warm light in the ice and that the sun rays almost touch the cold mass in the foreground.  Lots more images to come from these few mornings chasing smoke…