Stormy Sunset, McWay Falls, Big Sur, California
Notes from the field
This was my second attempt at photographing McWay Falls. My first attempt resulted in a nice golden sunset, although the flow of the waterfall was a little less than what I would have liked. No such problem this time: It rained so hard during the two weeks before this image was captured that portions of the coastal highway were closed because of mud slides. It was raining really hard on this day, too, but I saw a small amount of glint from the sun way out on the ocean. Amazingly, that break in the clouds coincided perfectly with sunset.