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Creation - White Fogbow, Bean Hollow State Beach, California


Since the creation of the world the invisible things of God, his eternal power and divine nature, have been clearly seen, being understood through what God has made, so that people are without excuse.
Romans 1:20


I was driving on California highway 1 looking for photographic possibilities when I saw this white fogbow. Although the fogbow was interesting, it was not enough to make a good photograph. I drove on looking for additional objects to compliment the fogbow. A few minutes later I saw Bean Hollow State Beach. The curved beach was interesting and waves were breaking near the shore. This image is the best of four exposures. The breaking wave makes this photograph stand out.

Landscape photography often involves a search for interesting subjects. When you find something interesting, continue looking for ways to compose the foreground or background. Moving around will help you see other possibilities and will often result in a stronger image.

In this situation the fogbow alone would not have been enough to create a powerful image. The beach with its interesting rocks and curved shape complemented the fogbow. The wave was the final unifying object, giving the image dynamic movement.

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