For example, I recently traveled along the California coast and went on a photo trek along the beautiful 17-Mile Drive near Pebble Beach. Fortunately I arrived between rainstorms along the coast, and there was an interesting mix of sun and clouds. Before sunset, I arrived at a point of interest called The Restless Sea, and set up my camera and tripod. I started shooting pictures of the sun descending in the sky, and at one point, it broke through the clouds. I happened to look at the rocky shoreline behind me and discovered some warm, magical light. I managed to shoot just a few photos before the sun went back behind a cloud.
The next time you go out to photograph a sunset, be sure and take a look behind you. The lighting on the scene may be magical, and you may get some better images than the ones you originally planned for.
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About Author / Instructor / Photographer, Linda Eodice
A native of Southern California, Lynne was educated at Pasadena City College and Cal Poly Pomona. Her love of photography began after her husband gave her a 35mm SLR as an anniversary gift. She began her career as a feature writer & photographer for local newspapers that included Pasadena Weekly and The Herald Tribune.
Besides having articles and photos published regularly in PHOTOgraphic, she has contributed to Rangefinder, Digital Photographer and California Tour & Travel, as well as PHOTOgraphicís Buyerís Guide, Big Book of Photography and Family Photo magazines. Her images have appeared in a popular instructional book called The Complete Idiotís Guide to Photography, and she has marketed her stock photos through Index Stock Imagery in New York.
Lynne has exhibited her fine-art scenic photography at Kolb Studio and the visitorís center at Grand Canyon National Park in Arizona, at Occidental College in Eagle Rock, California, and at venues throughout the San Gabriel Valley. In addition, she has taught many classes, seminars and workshops.
In the fall of 2007, she was honored as one of the Women Achievers in the San Gabriel Valley in Business Life magazine.
Lynne currently lives with her husband, Dennis and their dog, Chiquita in Altadena, California.