Humboldt Bay

Northcoast Misc. WI11-71

Sometimes one travels miles for that perfect “magic hour” sunset shot, only to find it is either too cloudy or not cloudy enough to get the shot one is looking for. Then the day one stays home the light turns out perfect. It is helpful in such situations to have a place close by that one can go in hurry. The closest semi-scenic place for me is Humboldt Bay. Not the most scenic place in the world, to be sure, but not exactly chopped liver either, especially when you have magical, color enriched light:

Northcoast Misc. WI11-62

Favorite close-by spot is Del Norte Pier, which I can usually reach in less than 5 minutes: