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Photo Friday: Changing Light Around Morro Bay

Photo Friday: Changing Light Around Morro Bay

Sweet Springs, looking out at Morro Rock during the day.

 

We’re well into autumn, and the days are growing shorter. In Morro Bay, the sun will set at 6:30 p.m. this evening, a full 52 minutes earlier than it did at this year’s summer solstice. While many of us will miss those long summer and early-autumn days, there are many things to look forward to as the days grow shorter.

One of them is the way the light changes around our bay. The golden gloaming comes sooner, and the colorful sunsets, too. Below, you will find three pairs of photographs taken at different locations in the bay. For each location, you’ll find one photograph taken during the day and one as the light wanes.

View From Morro Bay Natural History Museum

Daylight

View from the Morro Bay Natural History Museum during the daylight.

View from the Morro Bay Natural History Museum during the daylight.

Sunset

View from Morro Bay Natural History Museum at Sunset.

View from Morro Bay Natural History Museum at sunset. This long exposure captured the movement of car lights in town as well as a waving tree branch. 

View From Sweet Springs

Daylight

Sweet Springs, looking out at Morro Rock during the day.

Sweet Springs, looking out at Morro Rock during the day.

Sunset

Sweet Springs, looking out at Morro Rock at sunset.

Sweet Springs, looking out at Morro Rock at sunset.

 

View From the Embarcadero

Daylight

View of the Morro Bay sandspit from the Embarcadero during the daylight hours.

View of the Morro Bay sandspit from the Embarcadero during the daylight hours.

Sunset

View of the Morro Bay sandspit from the Embarcadero at sunset.

View of the Morro Bay sandspit from the Embarcadero at sunset.

 

We hope that you get to enjoy plenty of sunsets around the Morro Bay estuary this fall. Please share your photographs with us on Facebook and on Instagram.


 

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