This shot was captured at Pigeon Point Lighthouse. The lighthouse is an iconic shot for photographers the world over and we have visited on several occasions. On this particular afternoon, dramatic clouds presented themselves over the Pacific Ocean. Everyone around us was shooting the lighthouse, but I noticed the sun peaking through behind us, just above the observation deck.
Once a year the lighthouse is illuminated, usually in November. Get there early to set up for the best shots.
Nikon D700, Nikon 16-35mm lens