Birds, Sea, and the Fiery Sky, by Arindam Guptaray

It was an unusually cold day in San Diego. I had to force myself to go out and take some pictures of the sunset. I went to Fletcher’s Cove, a beach in Solana Beach, about a mile from where I live. The sunset was pretty ordinary, not a typical picturesque San Diego sunset. I was a bit disappointed. But about half hour after the sunset, magic started happening. The whole sky turned red. It was such a surreal sight. You have to be there to experience it. I could only capture the essence of it. As I was leaving I was humming the famous Deep Purple song “Smoke on the Water, Fire in the Sky”. Well, there was no smoke on the water, but definitely there was fire in the sky.

Birds, Sea, and the Fiery Sky, by Arindam Guptaray

Nikon D7100 with Sigma 10-20mm HSM | Exposure 1/125sec @ f/8 | ISO 2000 | Focal Length 20 mm
Birds, Sea, and the Fiery Sky, by Arindam Guptaray

Award Winner: Photo of the Day | February 13
Award Score: 67 (Value 12, Clarity 12, Composition 18, Style 13, Skill 12)
Photo of the Day Award Category: Sunrise & Sunset Photography
Photograph Location: Fletcher’s Cove, Solana Beach, San Diego, California | The United States

Photographer: Arindam Guptaray (United States) Registered
Arindam Guptaray is a amateur photographer based in San Diego, CA, specializes in landscape photography and has been a keen shooter for the last 6 years. Arindam’s work has been published in various travel magazines in India. His pictures receive rave reviews in 500px and his photos have been tweeted by photo enthusiasts. He is currently working on a coffee table book on San Diego’s beaches which will consist of some breathtaking pictures of sunrises and sunsets from the beaches of San Diego.


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