Misty Mar is a very special image for me as I recall how I shot the photo. Our youngest son and I had traveled up to Napa to visit family and shoot different scenes. After shooting photos in Sonoma, Healdsburg, Calistoga and Napa, we started driving back south on Hwy We went through Pacifica, Santa Cruz and on down to Carmel.
Nightfall had fallen and it was getting very late, and could not find a place to check in for the night, so we decided to sleep in the car. We pulled off to the side of the highway, close to a cliff. We could hear the crashing waves from the beach near by. We could not see the waves, it was pitch dark, but could sure hear them. There was a light misty rain throughout the night and I could not get any sleep, maybe it was the sound of the waves or the uncomfortable car seat, but dawn finally came.
Early in the morning I went outside to look at the surrounding area I couldn’t believe how beautiful and tranquil everything looked. I grabbed the camera and started shooting. The sun rays were starting to penetrate the hills tops, in a few minutes I could barely see the sun coming through the clouds and the fog. Then the mist started rolling in over the hills and cliffs. Our son was still fast asleep in the passenger seat so I kept shooting as much as I could before we had to get on the road again.
I hope you enjoy this image and the story behind it.