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Posted by Steve Clark on October 10, 2009 at 10:45:56:

In Reply to: Impressive . . . but posted by Ken Kurtis on October 09, 2009 at 09:53:48:

"5. If the picture was taken in the morning hours, how come the light appears to be coming from the ocean to the land? (Note the shadows and light on the hills behind the cards.) I'm not sure which way this beach faces (I think it's SW), but this light would seem to me to indicate an afternoon shot."

Answer:
The section of beach where this was shot faces SSW. The light is coming from the right side (east). The shadows on the eroded hillside in the background are on the left side of each feature and the highlights are on the right side. Even the light on the shark in image #3 shows highlights on the shark's nose and caudial keel, both facing east. Even though Sunset beach faces SSW, that particular section of the bluffs behind the shark faces SE, thereby catching the morning light. Conclusion... the photos were shot in the AM.



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