Olympic Coast Mist
Olympic Coast mist on Second Beach near La Push.
I took this Second Beach photograph on my honeymoon in 2015. My wife iMa and I asked for REI gift cards as wedding gifts and we used them to buy new backpacking gear. This was our very first trip with that new gear and we were thrilled to camp on such a glorious beach!
The skies were perfectly clear the whole time which didn’t make for colorful sunrise or sunset beach photography, but the clear blue skies were a delight and sleeping to the sound of the roaring waves was magical and incredibly romantic. Second Beach is several miles long, and makes a gradual, shallow decent into the Pacific Ocean. As a result, when the tide is low the beach gets huge, and small creeks and springs crisscross the beach creating a mirrored surface and catching sunlight. The heat of the sun vaporizes freshwater, and the incoming surf contributes to make a big bank of mist which glows gold against the black silhouette of this tree covered sea stack. And between the surf and sky, the sun glistens gold on the water.
Creating fine art beach photography while spending the day with my brilliant bride. This is a day I will never forget!