The Golden Pacific

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orias-1 orias-2 orias-3 orias-5 orias-6Photographer David Orias combines slow shutter speeds with precise camera movements to capture these remarkable views of the Pacific waves off the coast of California. Sez he:

I am often asked where the colors on my waves come from. I shoot mostly at dawn and the geography of the location allows higher ambient light levels before the full illumination by the sun. Colors are created by different weather conditions, amount of clouds, or even smoke in the air from local wildfires which are often prevalent.

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