I work at John Boyd Thacher State Park, which is alive with great photo opportunities. I will go there in any weather to get a good shot! I love arriving at sunrise. This photo was taken on an especially magical morning, right as the sun was appearing in all of its pink glory. I walked down to the fence line in front of the Visitor Center and just walked along, taking photos. I was also enjoying being nearly enveloped in the morning light—everything was literally glowing. Thacher is magical in any season, but fall is when it really shines.
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